Communication Forms and Digital Technologies in the Process of Collaborative Writing
Proceedings of the Second International Conference, INSCI 2015 Brussels, Belgium, May 27-29, 2015 Proceedings, LNCS 9089, 113-122
The increasing use of digital technologies for research purposes is affecting scholarly communication. This analysis of a nationwide survey with academics in Germany shows that, in the process of collaborative writing, co-authors communicate across multiple channels. Communication forms based on digital technologies are used complementarily to face-to-face communication. Furthermore, it is evident from the data that the more digital technologies re-searchers use, the more face-to-face meetings they hold.