I am excited to announce that eLife are supporting a project, in collaboration with Stencila and Substance, to create a full, open technology stack for authoring, compiling and publishing computationally reproducible manuscripts online.
The Reproducible Document Stack will be a set of tools and frameworks through which publishers can present computationally reproducible documents online and in full.
As part of this project, we aim to add several extensions to JATS XML that enable reproducible elements, such as statistical results, tables and graphs, to be embedded within journal articles. These extensions will allow such reproducible elements to be preserved right through the authoring, review and production pipeline. Ultimately, we hope the project will incentivise the sharing of demonstrably reusable data and code underlying a research article.
Please see the full announcement for more information: https://elifesciences.org/for-the-press/e6038800/elife-supports-development-of-open-technology-stack-for-publishing-reproducible-manuscripts-online.
You can also read more about the Reproducible Document Stack in our accompanying eLife Labs post: https://elifesciences.org/labs/7dbeb390/reproducible-document-stack-supporting-the-next-generation-research-article.
Special thanks to Nokome for his work on Stencila so far — we are excited to contribute to making this vision a reality.
Please let me know if you’d like more information, or to speak with someone further about this project.
-- Naomi Penfold, Innovation Officer