Massively Distributed Authorship of Academic Papers

ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012) Extended Abstracts (alt.chi)

10 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2013

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Bill Tomlinson

University of California, Irvine

Joel Ross

University of Washington - The Information School

Paul Andre

Carnegie Mellon University

Eric Baumer

Cornell University

Donald Patterson

Westmont College; University of California, Irvine

Joseph Corneli

Independent

Martin Mahaux

Independent

Syavash Nobarany

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Nithya Sambasivan

Independent

Marco Lazzari

University of Bergamo - Department of Human and Social Sciences

Birgit Penzenstadler

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Andrew W. Torrance

University of Kansas - School of Law

David Callele

Independent

Gary Olson

University of California, Irvine

M. Six Silberman

IG Metall

Marcus Ständer

Darmstadt University of Technology

Fabio Palamedi

Independent

Albert Salah

Bogazici University

Eric Morrill

Independent

Xavier Franch

University of Puget Sound

Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

Independent

Joseph 'Jofish' Kaye

Independent

Rebecca Black

University of California, Irvine

Marisa Cohn

University of California, Irvine

Patrick Shih

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Informatics and Computing

Johanna Brewer

Independent

Nitesh Yashbir Goyal

Independent

Pirjo Näkki

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Jeff Huang

Independent

Nilufar Baghaei

Independent

Craig Saper

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - The Hilltop Institute

Date Written: February 17, 2012

Abstract

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 31 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.

Keywords: writing, crowdsourcing, collaboration, scholarship, research

JEL Classification: O31, Z00

Suggested Citation

Tomlinson, Bill and Ross, Joel and Andre, Paul and Baumer, Eric and Patterson, Donald and Corneli, Joseph and Mahaux, Martin and Nobarany, Syavash and Sambasivan, Nithya and Lazzari, Marco and Penzenstadler, Birgit and Torrance, Andrew W. and Callele, David and Olson, Gary and Silberman, M. Six and Ständer, Marcus and Palamedi, Fabio and Salah, Albert and Morrill, Eric and Franch, Xavier and Mueller, Florian 'Floyd' and Kaye, Joseph 'Jofish' and Black, Rebecca and Cohn, Marisa and Shih, Patrick and Brewer, Johanna and Goyal, Nitesh Yashbir and Näkki, Pirjo and Huang, Jeff and Baghaei, Nilufar and Saper, Craig, Massively Distributed Authorship of Academic Papers (February 17, 2012). ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012) Extended Abstracts (alt.chi). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2351392

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Paul Andre

Carnegie Mellon University ( email )

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Nithya Sambasivan

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Marco Lazzari

University of Bergamo - Department of Human and Social Sciences ( email )

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Birgit Penzenstadler

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

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Andrew W. Torrance

University of Kansas - School of Law ( email )

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David Callele

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M. Six Silberman

IG Metall ( email )

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Marcus Ständer

Darmstadt University of Technology ( email )

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Fabio Palamedi

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Albert Salah

Bogazici University ( email )

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Eric Morrill

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Xavier Franch

University of Puget Sound ( email )

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Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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Joseph 'Jofish' Kaye

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Rebecca Black

University of California, Irvine ( email )

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Marisa Cohn

University of California, Irvine ( email )

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Patrick Shih

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Johanna Brewer

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Nitesh Yashbir Goyal

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Pirjo Näkki

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ( email )

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Jeff Huang

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Nilufar Baghaei

Independent ( email )

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Craig Saper

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - The Hilltop Institute ( email )

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Sondheim Hall, Third Floor
Baltimore, MD Maryland 21250
United States

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