Taxonomy of over 200 author tools

A new article by J. Israel Martínez-López, Samantha Barrón-González, and Alejandro Martínez López, published in the journal Publications, provides an interesting audit of over 200 different tools from collaborative authoring to archiving solutions.

The article, Which Are the Tools Available for Scholars? A Review of Assisting Software for Authors during Peer Reviewing Process, provides a taxonomy of types of software available, dividing them into nine categories:

1. Identification and social media (e.g. ORCiD, ResearchGate, Scopus)
2. Academic search engines (e.g. DOAJ, PubMed, Web of Science, individual journal and publisher websites)
3. Journal-abstract matchmakers (e.g. JANE, Elsevier Journal Finder)
4. Collaborative text editors (e.g. GoogleDcos, Overleaf, ShareLaTex)
5. Data visualization and analysis tools (e.g. R, Plotly, MatLab)
6. Reference management (e.g. Mendeley, Authorea, EndNote)
7. Proofreading and plagiarism detection (iThenticate, TurnItIn)
8. Data archiving (e.g. Colwiz, …

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