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Fundamentals of Academic Authorship in the U.S.

What is an academic author? This guide conveys the components of academic authorship based on evidence from six employment statements regarding retention, promotion, and tenure of faculty at the University of Utah

Study to Inform

Research academic authorship in order to:

  • Develop scholarly communication services in academic libraries to assist academic authors in the following areas:
  • Discovering the trajectory of a discipline      
  • Articulating an original, independent research agenda
  • Strategies for advancing a discipline
  • Finding an academic community
  • Preparing, distributing, and measuring the quality of a scholarly expression
  • Inform the concept of public scholarship
  • Bolster the discussion of ethical access to scholarly information
  • Change employment statements at American universities and colleges 
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