Massively distributed authorship of academic papers
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Rights accessOpen Access
Wiki-like or crowdsourcing models of collaboration can provide a number of benefits to academic work. These techniques may engage expertise from different disciplines, and potentially increase productivity. This paper presents a model of massively distributed collaborative authorship of academic papers. This model, developed by a collective of thirty authors, identifies key tools and techniques that would be necessary or useful to the writing process. The process of collaboratively writing this paper was used to discover, negotiate, and document issues in massively authored scholarship. Our work provides the first extensive discussion of the experiential aspects of large-scale collaborative research.
CitationTomlison, B. [et al.]. Massively distributed authorship of academic papers. A: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Designing Speech and Language Interactions Workshop. "CHI EA'12: CHI'12 extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems". New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012, p. 11-20.