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Future Internet 2010, 2(4), 645-661; doi:10.3390/fi2040645

Simplifying the Scientific Writing and Review Process with SciFlow

Computer Science Education Group, University of Paderborn, Fuerstenallee 11, 33102 Paderborn, Germany
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Received: 13 September 2010 / Revised: 30 November 2010 / Accepted: 2 December 2010 / Published: 6 December 2010
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Scientific writing is an essential part of a student’s and researcher’s everyday life. In this paper we investigate the particularities of scientific writing and explore the features and limitations of existing tools for scientific writing. Deriving from this analysis and an online survey of the scientific writing processes of students and researchers at the University of Paderborn, we identify key principles to simplify scientific writing and reviewing. Finally, we introduce a novel approach to support scientific writing with a tool called SciFlow that builds on these principles and state of the art technologies like cloud computing.
Keywords: scientific writing; survey; word processors; cloud computing scientific writing; survey; word processors; cloud computing

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Eichler, F.; Reinhardt, W. Simplifying the Scientific Writing and Review Process with SciFlow. Future Internet 2010, 2, 645-661.

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