Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences

Vol. 35 No. 1 , Pages 38 - 57 , 1997

Scholarly Communication and Bibliometrics (Article written in chinese)

Ming-yueh TSAY


The investigation of scholarly communication is the study of how scholars use and disseminate information through formal and informal channels and bibliometrics employs mathematical and statistical methods to study libraries and bibliographical records resulting from scholarly communication. This article discusses the evolution of scientific research, research communication cycle, the formal communication channels (including primary and secondary sources) by which research results are disseminated, informal methods of communication as well as the studies of invisible colleges and research specialties.

Keywords: Scholarly communication; Bibliometrics; Invisible college; Research communication cycle; Formal communication; Primary sources; Information gatekeeper

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