Collaborative LiteratureWork in the Research Publication Process: The Cogeneration of Citation Networks as Example

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Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


In educational and scientific publishing processes scientists and prospective scientists (students) in their different roles (author, editor, reviewer, production editor, lector, reference librarians) invest a large amount of work into the proper handling of scientific literature in the widest sense. In this contribution we introduce the LitObject middleware and its combination with the popular open-source tool Zotero. The LitObject middleware supports the exchange of sets of scientific objects (literature objects) consisting of bibliographic references and documents (e.g. PDF-documents) by scientists. In our contribution we emphasize several process improvements with a special focus on the cogeneration of citation networks.


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  1. 1.Information Services and Electronic MarketsKarlsruheGermany

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