Scholarly communication

Mobilize your research

The University of Victoria maintains this guide to offer information to faculty, researchers and students to address issues around the dissemination and communication of scholarly research.

  • Understanding your rights as an author
  • Explore public access policies of funding agencies
  • Develop an awareness of open access / alternative publishing platforms.

Contact the if you have questions on any of these areas or have further suggestions for development.

Scholarly communication life cycle

"Scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use."

American Library Association

The diagram below depicts the traditional scholarly cycle in which there are four main groups of actors, each feeling the impact of external drivers on the scholarly communication process.

Scholarly Communication Cycle