Scientific Scholarly Communication

The Changing Landscape

  • Pali U. K. De Silva
  • Candace K. Vance

Part of the Fascinating Life Sciences book series (FLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pali U. K. De Silva, Candace K. Vance
    Pages 1-15
  3. Pali U. K. De Silva, Candace K. Vance
    Pages 17-24
  4. Pali U. K. De Silva, Candace K. Vance
    Pages 41-56
  5. Pali U. K. De Silva, Candace K. Vance
    Pages 57-71
  6. Pali U. K. De Silva, Candace K. Vance
    Pages 101-115
  7. Pali U. K. De Silva, Candace K. Vance
    Pages 117-132
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 133-140

About this book


This book critically examines the historical developments and current trends in the scientific scholarly communication system, issues and challenges in scientific scholarly publishing and scientific data sharing, implications and debates associated with the influence of intellectual property rights on scientific information sharing, and new trends related to peer reviewing and measuring the impact of scientific publications. Based on thorough examination of published literature, the book illustrates the involvement of many stakeholders—scientists, science educators, university administrators, government entities, research funders, and other interested parties—in this complex and dynamic system. The discussion highlights the roles these stakeholders have to play, individually and collaboratively, to help transform the future of the scientific scholarly communication system.


Intellectual property rights Scholarly Scientific Impact Impact factor Altmetrics Data sharing Open Access Scientific publication Peer review Open data Open access publishing models Scholarly journals

Authors and affiliations

  • Pali U. K. De Silva
    • 1
  • Candace K. Vance
    • 2
  1. 1.Murray State UniversityMurrayUSA
  2. 2.Murray State UniversityMurrayUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50626-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50627-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6745
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6753
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