We accept community contributed packages via our onboarding system - a software review system, sorta like scholarly paper review, but way better. We’ll highlight new pacakages here that have come through this system. A huge thanks to our reviewers, who do a lot of work reviewing (see the blog post on our review system), and the authors of the packages!

The following package was recently submitted to our onboarding process and is undergoing review:

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Seven recent papers cite and/or use rOpenSci software:

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  1. Bach, R. (2016). Observing the Change in Southeastern Species’ Habitat Areas Due to Climate Change. Chicago. 

  2. Arnaud, E., Castañeda-Álvarez, N. P., Cossi, J. G., Endresen, D. T. F., Jahanshiri, E., & Vigouroux, Y. (2016). Final Report of the Task Group on GBIF Data Fitness for Use in Agrobiodiversity. 

  3. Bufford, J. L., Hulme, P. E., Sikes, B. A., Cooper, J. A., Johnston, P. R., & Duncan, R. P. (2016). Taxonomic similarity, more than contact opportunity, explains novel plant-pathogen associations between native and alien taxa. New Phytol. 

  4. Vincze, O. (2016). Light enough to travel or wise enough to stay? Brain size evolution and migratory behaviour in birds. Evolution. 

  5. Nath, C. D., Munoz, F., Pélissier, R., Burslem, D. F. R. P., & Muthusankar, G. (2016). Growth rings in tropical trees: role of functional traits, environment, and phylogeny. Trees. 

  6. Janssens, S. B., Vandelook, F., De Langhe, E., Verstraete, B., Smets, E., Vandenhouwe, I., & Swennen, R. (2016). Evolutionary dynamics and biogeography of Musaceae reveal a correlation between the diversification of the banana family and the geological and climatic history of Southeast Asia. New Phytol, 210(4), 1453–1465. 

  7. Lovelace, R., Goodman, A., Aldred, R., Berkoff, N., Abbas, A., & Woodcock, J. (2015). The Propensity to Cycle Tool: An open source online system for sustainable transport planning. arXiv preprint arXiv:1509.04425