The primary objective of the second phase of the project Opening Reproducible Research (o2r) is to use Executable Research Compendia (ERCs) for actual scientific publications. The o2r team is implementing pilots for several work packages:
The three pilots cover current publication practices from large scale publishers to independent journals. The pilots are accompanied user studies and monitoring, in order to gain insights about the costs and benefits of ERC-based research publications. All pilots require the integration of o2r services and tools in existing, established IT systems and organisational workflows - we thank the collaborating publishers and editors as well as all authors and editors for their participation and open-mindedness!
The diversity of the VSIs, potentially covering journals from a variety of geoscience disciplines, allows to reach the broad authorship and readership of the involved journals. It evaluates the creation and inspection process for ERCs outside of a prototypical lab setting, so the technical infrastructure for ERCs is completely overhauled to support a growing number of users.
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Status: First review started with loose integration or ERC (communication of ERC URL via coverletter and handling editor). We are currently collecting more showcases.
Participating journals and papers:
Status: Looking for collaborating journals
The self-hosted pilot replaces the traditional paper with ERCs. It demonstrates ERCs’ potential to stakeholders and provides a platform for evaluation of ERCs in education. The self-hosted pilot is also used to investigate the impact of ERCs on understanding, complementing or even replacing traditional reading material in Geoinformatics courses. The students also have the opportunity of gaining first experiences as academic authors by submitting they final project report as an ERC.
Example usage of the self-hosted pilot based on OJS is described in this blog post.
We are always looking for feedback and are open for collaboration with OJS developers and OJS journal maintainers who are interested in enhanced reviews and publications powered by ERC on OJS.
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"🚀 Pilots" (2019) in Opening Reproducible Research: a research project website and blog. Daniel Nüst, Marc Schutzeichel, Markus Konkol (eds). Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1485437