Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Library Philosophy and Practice 2011


Scholarly communication is the process by which scholars and scientists conduct their research and make that research works and results known to the world. It plays an important role for the advancement of knowledge and a scholar's future prospect. History is the witness about the changing process of scholarly communication from oral representation to written, than to print, and now to the electronic (on-line).

In the formal process of scholarly communication; researchers, basis on the work of others, write up their own research findings and give those research papers essentially without charge to publishers. In turn, publishers manage the peer-review process, provide some editorial improvements, format design, publication of the work, and distribute that work widely by different media-online and print. The journals are then purchased by libraries which organize, provide access to, and preserve those journal publications for future generations. Thus, the journal has been playing an important role in scholarly communication of different subject domain from very past by containing the original thought contents, ideas, views, research works, and findings of researchers, scholars and academicians.

After being accepted in western countries, the subject library and information science became a recognized discipline in India as well specifically from the year 1925 onwards. In other way, it can be say that it happens only after Dr. S.R. Ranganathan. Gradually, many organizations in India started publishing national and international journals in the subject. Indian researchers and authors also took interest and started to contribute their research papers in those journals. Now, a considerable amount of literature is contributed by Indian authors in LIS international journals and its number is gradually increasing day by day. Further, this study represents that trend.