What software do you all use to type scientific literature?

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I'm doing some summer research, and I'm not sure if there is any software people use to type research papers, or if they just draft it up on Microsoft Word. Thanks in advance.
 

Internist_Sandman

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Google docs with Paperpile citation software. Paperpile integrates into google drive so you can cite in-line by searching title, PMID, etc. Google docs allows real time collaboration, and a history of changes that can save your life if something goes wrong. Plus it’s the cloud, so it’s not prone to issues with not saving a document.

Edit: Paperpile also generates a reference list based on your citations. You just pick the journal from their list and boom — reformatted in 2 seconds.
 
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They are typically drafted entirely using a word processor (i.e., Microsoft Word).

Ghostwriting (having another person or program not mentioned in the paper write major aspects of it) is typically frowned upon.

Programs such as EndNote and Mendeley make organizing the references much easier. I highly recommend them.
 
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+2 for Mendeley (though Endnote is more popular) as far as a reference manager.

Typically you would put together the rough draft using Microsoft Word, have iterative rounds of editing by your PI and authors on the paper, etc.
 

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Google docs and Zotero.

As far as I remember, Zotero's pluggin works with scihub. Mendeley doesn't (correct me if i'm wrong)
 
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JoaoMoutinho

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+1 for word and endnote. I'll have to give the Google docs and paperpile one a try though. My institution doesn't pay for endnote but gives us RefWorks. If Endnote is like an ice-cold Coke on a hot summer day, think of RefWorks like a warm diet Pepsi from a cup that had sour milk and didn't get rinsed out very well.
 
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Word, Endnote, & Kopernio. Kopernio searches through databases using your university access then has a single click to download it to endnote along with a pdf.
 
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Word, Endnote, & Kopernio. Kopernio searches through databases using your university access then has a single click to download it to endnote along with a pdf.

Seconded for Kopernio. Been able to find plenty of additional full texts that I needed once I got all I could with Zotero’s PDF finder
 

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