A nation’s treasure is in its scholars. (Old Chinese proverb)
Scholarly communication, or communication between and among researchers and other experts in a given field, may be considered primary source information if it is original communication or research. Scholarly communication may be formal or informal:
Formal communication, e.g.
– peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles, juried conference papers;
– scholarly books;
– specialized encyclopedia articles signed by a scholar or scholars.
Informal communication, e.g.
– communication ...