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Collaboration in publication

  1. 1. Collaboration in Publication Research collaboration to create a successful publication USA AUSTRALIA BRAZIL GERMANY JAPAN TAIWAN CHINA S. KOREAwww.enago.com www.enago.com/australia www.enago.com.br www.enago.de www.enago.jp www.enago.tw www.enago.cn www.enago.kr.com
  2. 2. Introduction Three ways of collaboration Problems to avoid Essentials for successCopyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION Why try collaboration? Different researchers working together on a project can produce more that two times their individual efforts. Team effort of writers will ease a difficult task such as writing a review article or a book. One or more collaborators can produce a higher-quality product. The biggest scientific achievements were achieved by collaborations. Deciphering of the DNA code by Watson and Crick is a famous example. Actually, it was the team of Watson, Crick, and Franklin, since without the superb X-ray crystallography and chemical insight of Rosaline Franklin, Watson and Crick would probably have been beaten by other groups in the race to discover the true structure.Copyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION Prerequisites for collaboration In any collaboration, all parties must Agree on the scope of the work Understand individual responsibilities Analyze the time frame to complete various tasks Compliment each other’s skills and abilitiesCopyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. Introduction Three ways of collaboration Problems to avoid Essentials for successCopyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. THREE WAYS OF COLLABORATION Writer/Editor Here one party writes a section or a chapter and then hands it over to his partner for critique. On the basis of the partner’s comments, the first author will rewrite the text. This is a good plan when one party is willing to do the majority of the work but wants some additional insight from an expert in the field to make sure he has not made mistakes or left out any important subjects.Copyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. THREE WAYS OF COLLABORATION Alternating chapters A true 50/50 proposition where both parties agree on an outline of the content of a book or a review article and write alternating chapters or sections. When both authors finish a chapter, they exchange manuscripts and critique each other as above. This is a common technique for novelists who write as collaborators and can be successful for nonfiction, too, if both parties are more or less equally versed in the subject.Copyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. THREE WAYS OF COLLABORATION Individual subjects/specialties Two authors may divide the work according to their specialties, for example, one writing on synthetic techniques, the other analyzing the products. Sometimes, this is a better technique instead of writing alternating chapters.Copyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. Introduction Three ways of collaboration Problems to avoid Essentials to successCopyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. PROBLEMS TO AVOID Reasons for occasional failure of collaboration Some researchers prefer working on their own Some people are not team players Some dislike sharing credit Sometimes the other side does not do its share of the work Anyone who decides to collaborate should avoid these real problems.Copyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11. Introduction Three ways of collaboration Problems to avoid Essentials for successCopyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  12. 12. ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS Clear defined tasks All collaborators must understand their roles. Roles should be agreed on before starting work and put in writing for future reference. Duplication of effort must obviously be avoided. The most successful collaborations are often those where two individuals with different expertise work on complementary efforts. Neither researcher could carry out the other’s work, but both efforts enhance each others credibility. Another fruitful collaboration would involve one party using a specialized piece of equipment at another facility.Copyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  13. 13. ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS Communication The ideal collaboration would involve colleagues at the same institution where weekly or daily conversations on progress can easily be held in a low-key manner. In a long-distance international collaboration: Regularly scheduled progress reports by phone should be arranged. Exchange of follow-up memos if necessary to clarify changes in future plans.Copyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.
  14. 14. ABOUT ENAGO Enago is a leading provider of English editing services for ESL authors/researchers intending to publish in international peer-reviewed English journals. We have over 250 highly qualified and experienced native English editors who proofread and edit manuscripts from various subject areas. Enago implements adept processes and employs cutting edge technologies for editing your academic papers efficiently. Our intuitive understanding of ESL challenges, professional editors, and quality-centric processes help us deliver ready-to-publish manuscripts. CO-BRANDS AWARDS & RECOGNITION Transcription services www.voxtab.com www.voxtab.jp Translation services www.ulatus.com www.ulatus.jpCopyright © 2006-2013 Crimson Interactive LLC (USA). All Rights Reserved.

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