By scholarly publishing is usually understood the publishing of research results. In other words, it is the published results of researchers who have gained new knowledge in her or his discipline by the means of scientific theories and methods.

The publication types usually consist of journal articles, research reports, conference papers, and books, and earlier research is used as a point of departure but is critically investigated and developed further. Another important aspect is that the authors of these publications always refer to the sources whereupon their own arguments are built so that presumptive readers may look them up to see if they are correctly understood, as well as getting a chance of forming an opinion of  their own.

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