Does the Web inspire a different kind of research writing? A content analysis of 380 research articles in three publications, combined with a qualitative text analysis of 50 articles found that differences between disciplines continue to be stronger than differences between web and paper. Some common developments can still be found, most of them predicted years ago: Authors and publishers either use hyperlinks for easy navigation and quick access to different parts of the article, or they create complex, tangled sites that the reader have to explore. Multimedia is used extensively for explanation, documentation and style. Research articles tend to be longer and include much more research data. Readers unexpectedly do not engage in online discussion in the publications.