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Did You Send It? Enhancing the Use of E-Mail in Scientific Research and in the Academy

Version 1 : Received: 14 February 2019 / Approved: 18 February 2019 / Online: 18 February 2019 (07:27:23 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 7 October 2019 / Approved: 8 October 2019 / Online: 8 October 2019 (11:40:06 CEST)

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Journal reference: Heliyon 2020
DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e03087


Misuse of the main information technology used in the academy, electronic mail, can be ended through expanded knowledge and renewed education. Becoming acquainted with advanced time management and communication pragmatics students will shortly remedy today’s e-mail misuse leading to professors overwhelmed by anxiety-driven e-mails; and scholars wasting valued time on e-mail minutia. Universities reformed by managers literate in today’s management theory will focus again on teaching and research, prioritizing scholarly deep work and thus abandoning the use of “urgent” e-mails with the request of spreadsheets and reports. Professors across the world need to educate undergraduate students on the healthy and productive utilization of the e-mail.


e-mail; scientific productivity; internet; digital era



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