Most tools that scientists use for the preparation of scholarly manuscripts, such as Microsoft Word and LaTeX, function offline and do not account for the born-digital nature of research objects. And most authoring tools in use today are not designed for collaboration, and, as scientific collaborations grow in size, research transparency and the attribution of scholarly credit are at stake.
In this talk, Alberto Pepe — Berkman Fellow and co-founder of Authorea, a science startup — argues that the very tools that scientists use to write scholarly papers create a barrier to Open Science by preventing reuse and sharing, and introduces an authoring platform for research papers which adopts the web as its canvas.
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