Collaborative Environments for Writing Papers

We all know how hectic and time-consuming the job of paper-writing becomes as the number of co-authors grows. A recent article in Nature Toolbox mentions some recent and new environments that allow for better and more efficient collaborative writing environments (see the article here). As the article itself mentions, for MS Word-like writing, Google Docs or Hackpad are good environments, specially Hackpad which allows for completely real-time collaborative writing and editing. We use Hackpad within the workplace regularly to efficiently write small-to-medium in-house document drafts . For those of us who work with Latex, some collaborative tools are mentioned in the Nature Toolbox article.

If you know of any more nifty collaborative environments, do mention those in the comments.

Collaborative editing in drafting scientific papers is a time-consuming process

Collaborative editing in drafting scientific papers is a time-consuming process

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About WQ

I received my PhD (2013) in Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Science at the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, under a Fulbright fellowship. Currently, I'm an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Space Science at Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan, where I have been a founding member of the Geospatial Research & Education Lab (GREL). My general expertise is in Remote Sensing where I have worked with various remote sensing datasets through my career, while for my PhD thesis I specifically worked on Remote Sensing using SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and Oceanography, working extensively on development of techniques to measure ocean surface currents from space-borne SAR intensity images and interferometric data. My research interests are: Remote sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery and interferometric data processing & analysis, Visible/Infrared/High-resolution satellite image processing & analysis, Oceanography, Earth system study and modelling, LIDAR data processing and analysis, Scientific programming. I am a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing, Forest Ecosystems, GIScience & Remote Sensing, Journal of African Earth Sciences, and Italian Journal of Agronomy. I am an alumnus of Pakistan National Physics Talent Contest (NPTC), an alumnus of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a Fulbright alumnus, and the Pakistan National Point of Contact for Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). I was an invited speaker at the TEDxIslamabad event held in Nov., 2014. I've served as mentor in the NASA International Space App Challenge Islamabad events in April 2015 and April 2016.

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