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The NOAA Central Library has created this guide in order to provide a single resource for NOAA staff and grantees about publishing and scholarly communication topics. The guide contains information about:
the publishing and scholarly communication process;
copyright and author rights information;
open access information;
NOAA IR information;
and author services provided by the NOAA Central Library.
Publishing and Scholarly Communications
According to the Association of Academic and Research Libraries, scholarly communication is defined as: "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels" such as social media and listservs. Frequently scholarly communications or scholarly publishing is represented as a lifecycle:
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