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Fascinating Life Sciences

Scientific Scholarly Communication

The Changing Landscape

Authors: De Silva, Pali U. K., Vance, Candace K.

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  • Analyzes the historical developments and technological advancements within scientific scholarly communication
  • Enriches understanding of the movement toward a more open system
  • Examines the complexities in the debate between the free flow of scientific information and the commercialization of scientific discoveries
  • Discusses developments associated with assessing both scholarly and societal impacts of scientific research
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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.

About the authors

Pali U. K. De Silva (Ph.D. in Plant Health, Master of Library and Information Science) has been trained as a research scientist with expertise in biological and agricultural scientific disciplines. Because of the curiosity and interest she developed about the evolving scholarly communication system, she decided to learn more about it and pursued a degree in library and information science. After obtaining an MLIS, she changed her professional career direction to become an information professional and was affiliated with Iowa Sate University and Murray State University. During her career as an information professional, she became especially interested in the complexities of the changing scientific scholarly communication landscape and extensively researched the developments and trends in various aspects of the scientific scholarly communication system. This book is a product of that effort.
Candace K. Vance (B.S. in Agricultural Science, Master of Science in Information Sciences, M.A. and M.F.A. in English and Creative Writing). Her interest in science, particularly the health sciences, led her to an internship at Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt Medical Center after receiving her MSIS degree. She has been a health science librarian since 2000 and was affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Aquinas College, and Murray State University. During this experience, she discovered the benefits of evidence-based medicine and the important role scientific scholarly communications plays in delivering the highest level of health care. Her research and teaching interests include scientific scholarly communication, the open access movement, assessing the impact of research, and scientific misconduct. These, combined with her interest in creative writing, helped her contribute in making this book a reality. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Scientific Scholarly Communication: Moving Forward Through Open Discussions

    Pages 1-15

    Silva, Pali U. K. (et al.)

  • Access to Scientific Knowledge: A Historical Perspective

    Pages 17-24

    Silva, Pali U. K. (et al.)

  • On the Road to Unrestricted Access to Scientific Information: The Open Access Movement

    Pages 25-40

    Silva, Pali U. K. (et al.)

  • Sharing Scientific Data: Moving Toward “Open Data”

    Pages 41-56

    Silva, Pali U. K. (et al.)

  • Free Flow of Scientific Information Versus Intellectual Property Rights

    Pages 57-71

    Silva, Pali U. K. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific Scholarly Communication
Book Subtitle
The Changing Landscape
Authors
Series Title
Fascinating Life Sciences
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50627-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50627-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50626-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84446-6
Series ISSN
2509-6745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 140
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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