The Open-Science-Paper repository contains a LaTeX document which is thought to be forked and used for scientific, collaborative paper writing on GitHub. The Open-Science-Paper combines the LaTeX typesetting capabilities with the power of the R programming language for statistics, using the Knitr package. This combination allows for the production of executable documents which enhances the reproducibility of your research.
The Open-Science-Paper offers a clean and logical folder structure and some example data of typical things required to typeset your paper. A makefile helps you to compile, clean and archive the document. The layout of the document is close to common scientific paper formats. For an example see the PDF file in the repository or the documentation in the wiki. The layout can help to prepare figures and tables for publication. But you can also use the document just to produce nice looking, paper like formatted documents.
The project is documented in detail on the Open-Science-Paper wiki. It covers information about how to get started with the document, a workflow for collaborative paper writing on GitHub and much more.
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