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Roadmap #17

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Roadmap

Contributorship Badges for Science

Issuing badges to credit authors for their work on academic papers.

Using Mozilla's Badgekit-api to implement our badges, we can issue and fetch badges from badgekit via the badgkit-api-client. By authenticating against ORCID, a user can reliably issue badges to a valid ORCID, the standard unique researcher identifier.

Want to jump in?

  • Good first bugs: This is a good place to start if you're new to the project. These issues are all mentored.
  • Design: We need some help designing interfaces and deciding how these badges will look on a paper page / on an ORCID page.
  • Writing code: Ready to write some JavaScript with us? These issues are waiting for you!
  • Discuss: There are still some open ended questions for this prototype. Join in on the discussion.

Short term - what we're working on now 🎉

  • Testing (#75)
    • Mocha, supertest. Help us make sure we're building things that work! The testing framework has been added. Tests needed.
      • #75 Add tests for API endpoints
  • New JavaScript snippets (#72, #142, #124)
    • Any ideas on how we can better visualize these badges? Our API is ready for use! Use the data we have available in our API to write a JS snippet that visualizes a users / a papers badges. Built using our JSON endpoints, implement the visualizations created in #71. By providing these snippets, a journal (or an author, or ORCID) can just embed the snipped on their website to view badges for this paper/author.
  • Stability / bug fixes (#135, #129, #132)
    • Some smaller tasks we need to make the paper badger widget work better for more users.
  • Add redis to the Docker setup (#155)
    • Redis was added after we set the project up with Docker. Add redis and updates the docs!

Medium term - what we're working on next! 🍰

  • Migrating away from badgekit-api (#159)
    • Since our launch, we've learned that badgekit-api isn't optimized for our use case. Up next is researching and planning our migration.
    • Potential 'Google Summer of Code' Project
  • Implement endpoints for publishers (#160)
    • Right now, publishers need to fill out a web form to issue badges to their papers. Implementing endpoints will make it possible for them to integrate their paper submission system with Paper Badger.
    • Potential 'Google Summer of Code' Project

Longer term items - working on this soon!

These items are not essiential for an MVP, but are a part of our longer term plans. Feel free to jump in on these if you're interested!

Journal submission system / acceptance system integration

ORCID - push badges back to ORCID API when issued

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