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A profile of the interactants in scientific communication via articles

Scientific information via articles  is a particular type of goal-oriented communication. Therefore, we have to specify who are the interactants, what are the goals that the interactants try to achieve, and what requirements the communication system and the article must fulfil in order to allow the interactants to achieve these goals.

The interactants are scientists who play various roles, as senders and receivers, in the communication process we described in section 2.1.1. In this discussion, the emphasis lies on the receiver's requirements, because the authors also concentrate on the prospective receivers (they must tailor their article to the receivers' needs) and the requirements of the senders concerned with the added value coincide with receiver requirements.2.35