doDOC was created with the vision of making collaborative authoring and reviewing scientific manuscripts easier. Although the collaborative capability is one of the most distinctive characteristics of doDOC, the specific features for scientific content makes it a definitive superior tool for working on manuscripts.
Leif Måsvaer and Federico Cismondi, our document collaboration experts, discussed the benefits of using doDOC for reference collaboration in scientific manuscripts and additional avenues for users to manage their citations, in a video that will soon be released.
When collaborating on a manuscript, you're not only discussing the methods that have been used and the results that have been obtained in a given project; you are also building on what other authors have discovered in that specific scientific field. The proper way to build on that previous knowledge is to cite those publication. That is why it is so important to have accurate and complete references.
doDOC's main goal is to provide a flexible way for you to manage references. As such, doDOC provides several ways to include references in a manuscript:
- When importing a .docx document, references in Microsoft Word, Mendeley, EndNote, and Quosa standards will be imported seamlessly
- Once the document is in doDOC, you can go directly to PubMed or Scopus to search for published references you have cited, and bring those to the document
- You can import BiBTeX and EndNote libraries and then cherry-pick the required ones for the document, without associating a Word file with the manuscript
- You can share common citations with your colleagues by exporting the reference library, thus maintaining the confidentiality of a specific publication
- Finally, it's possible to manually create references using the standard fields necessary for each reference type
Once the references are part of the library associated with the document, you can insert them wherever needed. The citation anchor will be automatically formatted following the reference style defined for the document. The reference style can be changed at any time, thus immediately reformatting citations and the References section in the document.
Another feature that makes doDOC unique for scientific manuscripts is the automatic formatting of contents according to journal requirements. When choosing a template for a particular journal, doDOC applies all the formatting rules to citations and references in the References section, which ensures that your manuscript meets the specific requirements for each journal.
The latest version of doDOC enables you to reuse citations in different manuscripts through the addition of sharable libraries. With doDOC, you can create libraries that can be shared and controlled among team members, making doDOC a better platform for managing references than even the most sophisticated reference management system.
With specific functionality for collaborating with scientific manuscripts, doDOC supports Microsoft Word in the process of authoring publications and giving time back to writers and reviewers to focus on what matters the most: the scientific value of the content.