Maximizing university research impact through self-archiving

Sunday, December 21, 2003
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Informal/Formal Connections, Higher Education Programs
Undergraduate/Graduate Students | General Public | Scientists
Computing and information science | General STEM | Nature of science
University of Quebec
Description or Abstract: 

To appreciate what a huge difference there is between the author of a peer-reviewed journal article and just about any other kind of author we need only remind ourselves why universities have their "publish or perish" policy: aside from imparting existing knowledge to students through teaching, the work of a university scholar or scientist is devoted to creating new knowledge for other scholars and scientists to use, apply, and build upon, for the benefit of us all. Creating new knowledge is called "research", and its active use and application are called "research impact". Researchers are encouraged, indeed required, to publish their findings because that is the only way to make their research accessible to and usable by other researchers. It is the only way for research to generate further research. Not publishing it means no access to it by other researchers, and no access means no impact ­ in which case the research may as well not have done in the first place.

Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication

Team Members

Stevan HarnardStevan HarnardAuthor

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