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A formal model of the scientific communication process is presented using the IDEF0 notation. The model provides a roadmap for policy discussions and further research. In comparison to earlier models it is more detailed and hierarchical, and includes more modelling constructs. It includes the whole communication value chain, from initial research to the assimilation of research results to everyday practice. Although the model treats both informal and formal communication, as well as the publishing of data, its focus is on modelling the publishing and indexing of traditional peer-reviewed journal articles, and finding and retrieving them. New developments enabled by the Internet, such as open access journals and e-print repositories, are also included.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: July 1, 2005

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  • Editor in Chief: Pippa Smart
    North American Editor: Judy Luther

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