Collective Writing:The Continuous Struggle for Meaning-Making


This paper is a summary of philosophy, theory, and practice arising from collective writing experiments conducted between 2016 and 2022 in the community associated with the Editors’ Collective and more than 20 scholarly journals. The main body of the paper summarises the community’s insights into the many faces of collective writing. Appendix 1 presents the workflow of the article’s development. Appendix 2 lists approximately 100 collectively written scholarly articles published between 2016 and 2022. Collective writing is a continuous struggle for meaning-making, and our research insights merely represent one milestone in this struggle. Collective writing can be designed in many different ways, and our workflow merely shows one possible design that we found useful. There are many more collectively written scholarly articles than we could gather, and our reading list merely offers sources that the co-authors could think of. While our research insights and our attempts at synthesis are inevitably incomplete, ‘Collective Writing: The Continuous Struggle for Meaning-Making’ is a tiny theoretical steppingstone and a useful overview of sources for those interested in theory and practice of collective writing.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic labour,Collective writing,Collegiality,Educational philosophy,Emancipation,Ethics,Indigenous identity,Indigenous knowledge,Integrity,Knowledge socialism,Methodology,Openness,Peer co-production,Peer review,Positionality,Postdigital,Praxis,Public ownership,Relational epistemology,Trust,Writing as data,Education,Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous),Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Publication ISSN: 2524-485X
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2024 07:23
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 15:54
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Published Date: 2022-07-15
Published Online Date: 2022-07-15
Accepted Date: 2022-06-13
Authors: Jandrić, Petar
Luke, Timothy W.
Sturm, Sean
McLaren, Peter
Jackson, Liz
MacKenzie, Alison
Tesar, Marek
Stewart, Georgina Tuari
Roberts, Peter
Abegglen, Sandra
Burns, Tom
Sinfield, Sandra
Hayes, Sarah (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8633-0155)
Jaldemark, Jimmy
Peters, Michael A.
Sinclair, Christine
Gibbons, Andrew



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