Scholarly and Research Communication: A Journal and Some Founding Ideas

Rowland Lorimer

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This paper introduces a new journal Scholarly and Research Communication. It does so against a background of the desire to maximize the dissemination and impact of research, a goal that complements public investment in research. The paper reviews developments in commercial publishing with special emphasis on the emerging legal relationships between publishers authors and users. Second, it provide an overview of developments in non-commercial scholarly publishing – where things now stand. Third, it identifies what I see as a needed rationalization of functions. Fourth, it introduces to you Scholarly and Research Communication as a venue for research and technical inquiry.