Scale of Scholarly Publishing
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
Relevant links:Student Reading 1Student Reading 2
Students will recognize the practices of scholarly publishers
Students will understand the cost of accessing scholarly research
Information Literacy concepts:
Individual or Group:
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. https://www.projectcora.org/assignment/scale-scholarly-publishing.
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