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Community Calls

We’ll have our next community call on September 13th, on rOpenSci Software Review and Onboarding.

Save the date!

We hope past authors and reviewers will attend, as well as people considering volunteering to review rOpenSci packages or people considering submitting their package for review.

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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.

The following package was recently submitted to our onboarding process:

The following package recently went through our onboarding process and has been approved!

On the blog

We’ve had three blog posts on our main blog in the past two weeks:

We’ve also had two blog posts on our developer blog in the same timeframe:

Use Cases

The following 9 works use/cite rOpenSci or rOpenSci software:

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  1. Smits, P. D. (2017). Remodeling the Fossil Record: Analysis of Emergent Evolutionary and Ecological Patterns (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Chicago). 

  2. Love-Anderegg, L. D. (2017). On the variation of traits and tree range constraints (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Washington). 

  3. Brown, G., Kennedy, M., Sherin, A., Appletans, W., Mills, E. L., & Lavoilette, L. (2017). NSIS and Atlantic Ecosystems Initiative to make data accessible-one dataset at a time. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science. 

  4. Carota, C., Nava, C. R., Ghiglione, C., & Schiaparelli, S. (2017). A Bayesian semi‐parametric GLMM for historical and newly collected presence‐only data: an applica on to species richness of Ross Sea Mollusca. Preprint - for submissison to Environmetrics. 

  5. Winter, D. J. (2017). rentrez: An R package for the NCBI eUtils API (Version 1). PeerJ Preprints. 

  6. McNamara A, Horton NJ. (2017) Wrangling categorical data in R. PeerJ Preprints 5:e3163v1 

  7. Rosen, A. S. (2017). Correlations, trends and potential biases among publicly accessible web-based student evaluations of teaching: a large-scale study of RateMyProfessors. com data. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-14. 

  8. Mendez, L., Borsa, P., Cruz, S., de Grissac, S., Hennicke, J., Lallemand, J., … Weimerskirch, H. (2017). Geographical variation in the foraging behaviour of the pantropical red-footed booby. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 568, 217–230. 

  9. Tennant, J. P., Dugan, J. M., Graziotin, D., Jacques, D. C., Waldner, F., Mietchen, D., … Colomb, J. (2017). A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review. F1000Research, 6, 1151.