BIO150Y Optimal Information Foraging  

Scholarly Information Cycle

Why re-invent the wheel?

Scholarly information cycle

The Steps

  1. A researcher reads the literature.

  2. The researcher performs an experiment - builds upon previous research.

  3. The results of the experiment are written about and submitted to a journal.

  4. Peer review process - experts in the field review and suggest changes that the author must make before the article is published.

  5. A journal article is published.

  6. The journal article is read by an indexer who assigns descriptors (subject headings) which capture the main idea(s) so it can be found in a journal index such as General Science Abstracts or PubMed

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