How to cite: Peroni, S., Osborne, F., Di Iorio, A., Nuzzolese, A. G., Poggi, F., Vitali, F., Motta, E. (2016). Research Articles in Simplified HTML: a Web-first format for HTML-based scholarly articles. PeerJ PrePrints 4: e2513. http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2513
This project includes all the documents and source codes related to the RASH Framework, i.e., a set of specifications and writing/conversion/extraction tools for writing academic articles in RASH, i.e., a markup language defined as a subset of HTML for writing scientific articles. RASH has been released with its own documentation, which is a descriptive document that introduces the language and explains how to write research article by using it. In addition, there exist also guidelines for OpenOffice that explain how to write a scholarly paper, by using the basic features available in OpenOffice Writer, in a way that it can be converted into RASH by means of an appropriate conversion tool.
An online conversion tool called ROCS (RASH Online Conversion Service) is available at http://dasplab.cs.unibo.it/rocs. It allows one to convert an ODT document written according to the aforementioned guidelines into RASH, which also includes the converted LaTeX document compliant with the Springer LNCS LaTeX class and ACM ICPS class.
A brief introduction of all the tools included in the Framework is provided in the related page, that includes also usage information.
Please use the hashtag #rashfwk for referring to any of the entities defined in the RASH Framework via Twitter or other social platforms. There is also available a Gitter room for discussing about the project.
Venues that have adopted RASH as submission format
Adopt RASH in your academic event
Please feel free to adopt RASH for accepting HTML submissions in your academic event, and don't hesitate to contact us for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org. The usual template we suggest for advertising the adoption of RASH is the following one:
Submit a zip archive containing an HTML file compliant with the Research Articles in Simplified HTML (RASH) format with the additional stylesheets and scripts included in the style package for guaranteeing a correct visualisation of the document on browsers.
RASH is part of a framework (https://github.com/essepuntato/rash/) for facilitating the creation of HTML research articles and their publication in research venues. In particular, RASH is composed by a few of the available HTML tags and allows one to add RDFa annotations to any element.
The current version of the RASH format is fully introduced in its documentation page (https://rawgit.com/essepuntato/rash/master/documentation/index.html), which includes several examples. The complete RelaxNG grammar of the language is available online (https://rawgit.com/essepuntato/rash/master/grammar/rash.rng). The whole style package of this format (which includes the documentation, the examples and the grammar) is also available as a ZIP archive (https://rawgit.com/essepuntato/rash/master/rash.zip).
We encourage to use the earliest version of browsers for guaranteeing the best visualisation of the RASH documents. In addition, the translation from your RASH submission into the appropriate publishing format (either LaTeX Springer LNCS or LaTeX ACM ICPS) and the related creation of the PDF of your Camera Ready version that will be used in the official proceedings of the workshop will be totally handled by us through a semi-automatic process.
Papers introducing the RASH Framework
Di Iorio, A., Gonzalez-Beltran, A., Osborne, F., Peroni, S., Poggi, F., Vitali, F. (2016). It ROCS! The RASH Online Conversion Service. To appear in the Companion Volume of the Proceedings of the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016). Available in RASH and PDF.
Di Iorio, A., Nuzzolese, A. G., Osborne, F., Peroni, S., Poggi, F., Smith, M., Vitali, F. Zhao, J. (2015). The RASH Framework: enabling HTML+RDF submissions in scholarly venues. In Proceedings of the poster and demo session of the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015). Available in RASH and PDF.
Di Iorio, A., Nuzzolese, A. G., Osborne, F., Peroni, S., Poggi, F., Smith, M., Vitali, F. Zhao, J. (2015). Poster of the ISWC 2015 demo paper "The RASH Framework: enabling HTML+RDF submissions in scholarly venues". figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1572159
Di Iorio, A., Nuzzolese, A. G., Osborne, F., Peroni, S., Poggi, F., Smith, M., Vitali, F., Zhao, J. (2015): RASH Framework - ISWC 2015 MoM session. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1566691
Peroni, S. (2015). RASH Framework - ESWC 2015 MoM session. Presented during the Minute of Madness session at the 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2015). figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1468349
RASH papers accepted in scholarly venues
Giorgos Alexiou, Sahar Vahdati, Christoph Lange, George Papastefanatos and Steffen Lohmann, OpenAIRE LOD services: Scholarly Communication Data as Linked Data
Jason Portenoy and Jevin West, Dynamic Visualization of Citation Networks Showing the Influence of Scholarly Fields Over Time
Angelo Salatino and Enrico Motta, Detection of Embryonic Research Topics by Analysing Semantic Topic Networks
Sahar Vahdati, Anastasia Dimou, Christoph Lange and Angelo Di Iorio, Semantic Publishing Challenge: Bootstrapping a Value Chain for Scientific Data
WWW 2016), poster and demo25th International World Wide Web Conference (
- Angelo Di Iorio, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Francesco Osborne, Silvio Peroni, Francesco Poggi, Fabio Vitali, It ROCS! The RASH Online Conversion Service
ISWC 2015), poster and demo14th International Semantic Web Conference (
- Angelo Di Iorio, Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Francesco Osborne, Silvio Peroni, Francesco Poggi, Michael Smith, Fabio Vitali, Juhn Zhao, The RASH Framework: enabling HTML+RDF submissions in scholarly venues
Alessia Bardi and Paolo Manghi, Enhanced Publication Management Systems. A systemic approach towards modern scientific communication
Angelo Di Iorio, Raffaele Giannella, Francesco Poggi and Fabio Vitali, Exploring bibliographies for research-related tasks
Anna Lisa Gentile, Maribel Acosta, Luca Costabello, Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Valentina Presutti and Diego Reforgiato, Conference Live: Accessible and Sociable Conference Semantic Data
Patrick Golden and Ryan Shaw, Period assertion as nanopublication