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GENE10001 Genetics in the Media

Traditional Scholarly Publishing

Traditionally when scientists have something new they want to tell 'the world'* about, they write an article and publish it in a scholarly journal.  This is a complex and lengthy process.  The time from scientific discovery to article publication can be years, followed by more time taken for 'the world' to notice, understand, acknowledge and/or talk about this new discovery.  Find below the traditional publication cycle:

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Find below the role of traditional scientific publishing as described by Elsevier a very large international publisher of scholarly journals:

Registration: The timestamp to officially note who submitted scientific results first
Certification: Perform peer-review to ensure the validity and integrity of submissions
Dissemination: Provide a medium for discoveries and findings to be shared
Preservation: Preserving the minutes and record of science for posterity
Innovation: Electronic submissions systems, online platforms, new types of journals

Source: http://www.slideshare.net/ciarannuim/introduction-to-scholarly-publishing-64278756