Scale of Scholarly Publishing

Submitted by Duke University Libraries RIS Team on November 20th, 2019
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Short Description: 

This lesson on the nature and cost of scholarly publishing could be taught by
itself, or as part of a series on scholarly communication, or as a small part of a larger lesson on
information privilege.

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Learning Outcomes: 

Students will recognize the practices of scholarly publishers

Students will understand the cost of accessing scholarly research


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Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

Introducing this topic could be as simple as indicating the impressive number of scholarly articles published each year or size of library collections budgets or be part of a lengthier lesson on how academic publishing works. It could be included in searching or source evaluation exercises and may set the stage for understanding the fundamentals of scholarly communication.

Suggested Citation: 
RIS Team, Duke University Libraries. "Scale of Scholarly Publishing." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2019.