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Enhancing the Use of E-mail in Scientific Research and in the Academy
: Received: 14 February 2019 / Approved: 18 February 2019 / Online: 18 February 2019 (07:27:23 CET)
: Received: 7 October 2019 / Approved: 8 October 2019 / Online: 8 October 2019 (11:40:06 CEST)
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Journal reference: Heliyon 2020
From professors overwhelmed by anxiety-driven e-mails from students, through faculty and administrative staff wasting valued time on e-mail minutia, misuse of electronic mail in the academy has become ubiquitous. After a brief overview of the unique features of e-mail communication, this study provides insight and guidelines to plan new educational activities on healthy and productive utilization of e-mail in the academy of the digital era. The overall aim is to prioritize scholarly deep work by focusing on teaching and research work, freeing working time wasted on unproductive use of e-mail.
e-mail; scientific productivity; internet; digital era
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