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 packages 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!

If you want to be a reviewer we have a new form you can fill out, and we’ll ping you when there’s a submission that fits in your area of expertise.

There haven’t been any submissions or approved packages since last news - so please do submit your packages! At least ask questions if you’re not sure how it works, or if your package is a good fit.

Use cases

A few recent papers cite rOpenSci packages:

Keep up with rOpenSci news

There are a number of ways to keep up with what rOpenSci is doing:


  1. Harsch, M. A., & HilleRisLambers, J. (2016). Climate Warming and Seasonal Precipitation Change Interact to Limit Species Distribution Shifts across Western North America. PLOS ONE, 11(7), e0159184. 

  2. Ummel, K. (2012). CARMA revisited: an updated database of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants worldwide. Center for Global Development Working Paper, (304). 

  3. Curtis, C. A., & Bradley, B. A. (2016). Plant Distribution Data Show Broader Climatic Limits than Expert-Based Climatic Tolerance Estimates. PLOS ONE, 11(11), e0166407. 

  4. O’Neill, Jill (2016) “NISO Recommended Practice: Outputs of the Alternative Assessment Metrics Project” Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 8: Iss. 3, Article 4. 

  5. Costello, M. J., Basher, Z., McLeod, L., Asaad, I., Claus, S., Vandepitte, L., et al. (2017). Methods for the Study of Marine Biodiversity. In The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks (pp. 129-163). Springer International Publishing. 

  6. Liang, J., Crowther, T. W., Picard, N., Wiser, S., Zhou, M., Alberti, G., et al. (2016). Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests. Science, 354(6309), aaf8957–aaf8957. 

  7. Boehmke, B. (2016). Data Wrangling with R.