Scientific Scholarly Communication: Moving Forward Through Open Discussions

  • Pali U. K. De SilvaEmail author
  • Candace K. Vance
Part of the Fascinating Life Sciences book series (FLS)


The formal scientific communication system has continued to evolve over the last 350 years, shaped by economic factors, geopolitical events, and technological advances that are taking place at an unprecedented pace. However, throughout this evolutionary process, the discussions, debates, and deliberations that have taken place can be considered the most significant factors in improving the quality of the scientific scholarly communication system. This chapter touches on some of the discussions, debates, and conscientious deliberations that have occurred and currently taking place influencing toward a more efficient scholarly communication system needed to enhance the quality and the speed of scientific progress.


Scientific communication Open access Open data Genetic data sharing Scientific scholarly impact Intellectual property rights 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Murray State UniversityMurrayUSA

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