When I realized Springer made the individual chapters of my book, Social Media in Clinical Practice, available, I thought it would be useful for future readers to get some insights about each chapter one by one.
Here is the short summary of what you can read about and an excerpt of the eighth chapter, Collaboration Online:
It has never been that simple to collaborate without geographical limitations as the Internet brought us numerous tools and platforms that can facilitate this process. Before the Internet era, when manuscripts were written in large collaborations, the document was sent by post to the co-authors who made changes and sent the manuscript back to the main author, who created a new version which was sent out again. Mails back and forth in an inefficient, long, time-wasting process. E-mails made the process a bit faster, but co-authors still struggle to make it as efficient as possible.
- Things are advised to be considered before choosing an online resource for collaboration
- Group Discussions: In Written and Video
- Tools for Project Management
- Writing Manuscripts Collaboratively
- Google Drive
Chapters that have already been covered:
- Chapter 1, The Introduction
- Chapter 2, Medical Search Engines and Google
- Chapter 3, Being Up-to-Date in Medicine
- Chapter 4, Community Sites: Facebook, Google+ and Medical Social Networks
- Chapter 5, The World of E-Patients
- Chapter 6, Establishing a Medical Blog
- Chapter 7, The Role of Twitter and Microblogging in Medicine