Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia

Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Library & Information Science for 2019.

Achala Munigal (Osmania University, India)
Release Date: October, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 375
ISBN13: 9781522516972|ISBN10: 1522516972|EISBN13: 9781522516989|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1697-2


The promotion and dissemination of knowledge is a crucial part of the academic community. This is accomplished through the publication of new research through both traditional and emerging venues.

Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia is an authoritative reference source for the latest material on methods and available networks for the publication of contemporary academic research. Highlighting innovative writing styles, ethical considerations, and marketing avenues, this book is ideally designed for researchers, upper-level students, scholars, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the publication of academic research.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Altmetrics
  • Copyright Considerations
  • Digital Libraries
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Open Access
  • Proper Citation
  • Research Methodologies

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars of library science, information science, and other disciplines explain that, with the Internet and other electronic media, researchers must publicize their finding rather than just get them published to advance in their field. Among their topics are constructing a proper research report, the changing face of scholarly communication and its impact on library and information centers, local linguists mastering academic writing in English: seeking explanations in sociocultural contexts, measuring the research impact of scholarly publications using altmetrics: a case study of Thapar University in India, and search engines and meta-search engines for effective information retrieval and scholarly communication.

– Protoview Reviews

This volume in the Advances in Knowledge Acquisition, Transfer and Management (AKATM) book series address a core concern for academics: the publishing and sharing of their work. More than ever, scholars are finding new ways to publish and share, pointing to a demand for efficiency and also raising ethical questions. Fourteen chapters expound on a host of topics which help paint a clearer portrait of where academic publishing is heading.
Like other titles in the series, each chapter begins with an abstract that summarizes the impetus for the research to follow. Chapters may also include background information and summary conclusions. Many of the book’s topics address the rapidly changing landscape of online publishing and the new digital tools that help manage it. Specifically, chapters discuss the importance of citations and development of new citation tools, the prevalence of open access resources, the use of Altmetrics to incorporate internet mentions into the value of scholarly work, research design, and much more. Information is presented in generally concise paragraphs enhanced by the occasional use of bullet points, paragraph headings and subheadings, key terms and definitions, data tables and more.
The preface establishes the volume’s organization as well as its highly specialized mission. References are listed at the end of each chapter and compiled again at the end of the book, alongside brief contributor biographies and an index. The book would make an important reference for educators and scholars of many fields throughout academia.

– ARBA Staff Reviewer

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Achala Munigal is currently working in NERTU, Osmania University as Asst. Prof. (LIS). Her areas of interests currently are Scholarly Communication, Plagiarism, Open Access, Mentoring, Alumni Relations, Social Media, Social Tools, Social Networking for Connecting for Personal, Professional, Academic purposes for Research, Collaboration, Marketing etc. She is an avid networker and connect with people on various social media. Dr. Munigal is passionate about giving back to the community and volunteer on many LIS related projects. She loves travelling and experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.