Scientific writing: The online cooperative

When Fernando Cagua was preparing to write up his findings on the economics of whale-shark tourism, he didn’t fire up Microsoft Word. He opened his web browser. Cagua, an ecologist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, was keen to try out an online writing environment that would allow him and his three co-authors to work on the same paper simultaneously. Over the past few years, a small cadre of tools have sprung up expressly for this purpose… Read more at Nature.

~ by jeffreyperkel on October 2, 2014.

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