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
Students will recognize the practices of scholarly publishers
Students will understand the cost of accessing scholarly research
Information Literacy concepts:
Individual or Group:
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.