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Information for the Mount Sinai community on issues related to scholarly communications, including author rights and copyright, research evaluation, open access, and NIH publication support

Scholarly Communications at The Levy Library

Scholarly Communications Cycle

Scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs. Scholarly communication is frequently defined or depicted as a lifecycle documenting the steps involved in the creation, publication, dissemination and discovery of a piece of scholarly research. 

The Levy Library can assist you with:

  • Understanding current disruptions in the scholarly publishing industry and how these changes affect your options on where to publish your work
  • Identifying high-quality open access journals, including those in our own Levy Library Press
  • Learning the red flags of predatory publishing practices to avoid submitting your work to a potentially predatory journal
  • Assessing the impact of your scholarly publications via the Scholars Portal
  • Developing visualizations that enhance your manuscript

Source: Scholarly communication toolkit [Internet]. Chicago IL: Association of College and Research Libraries; c2020. Scholarly communication overview; 2020 [updated 2020 Oct 10]; [about 2 screens]. Available from:

ACRL Cycle image and text licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.