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rOpenSci Software Peer Review

Thank you for considering submitting your package to the rOpenSci suite. All the packages contributed by community members go through a process of open peer review to ensure a consistent level of quality for our users. This process also allows us to ensure that your package meets our guidelines and provides opportunity for discussion where exceptions are requested.

This README is a short intro to Software Peer Review for you as a potential author or reviewer. For more information, consult our gitbook “rOpenSci Packages: Development, Maintenance, and Peer Review”.

Our code of conduct is mandatory for everyone involved in our review process.

Why and how submit your package to rOpenSci?

  • First, and foremost, we hope you submit your package for review because you value the feedback. We aim to provide useful feedback to package authors and for our review process to be open, non-adversarial, and focused on improving software quality.
  • Once aboard, your package will continue to receive support from rOpenSci members. You’ll retain ownership and control of your package, but we can help with ongoing maintenance issues such as those associated with updates to R and dependencies and CRAN policies.
  • rOpenSci will promote your package through our webpage, blog, and social media. Packages in our suite also get a documentation website that is automatically built and deployed after each push.
  • rOpenSci packages can be cross-listed with other repositories such as CRAN and BioConductor.
  • rOpenSci packages that contain a short accompanying paper can, after review, be automatically submitted to the Journal of Open-Source Software for fast-tracked publication.

If you want to submit a package, read our guide for authors before opening a submission issue in this repository.

Why and how to review packages for rOpenSci?

  • As in any peer-review process, we hope you choose to review to give back to the rOpenSci and scientific communities. Our mission to expand access to scientific data and promote a culture of reproducible research is only possible through the volunteer efforts of community members like you.
  • Review is a two-way conversation. By reviewing packages, you’ll have the chance to continue to learn development practices from authors and other reviewers.
  • The open nature of our review process allows you to network and meet colleagues and collaborators through the review process. Our community is friendly and filled with supportive members expert in R development and many other areas of science and scientific computing.

To volunteer to be one of our reviewers, please fill out this short form providing your contact information and areas or expertise. We are always looking for more reviewers with both general package-writing experience and domain expertise in the fields packages are used for.

Please also read our guide for reviewers.

Further resources

Our gitbook “rOpenSci Packages: Development, Maintenance, and Peer Review” also includes:

Our review process is always in development, and we encourage feedback and discussion on how to improve the process on our forum and in the ropensci/software-review-meta issue tracker.

Editors and reviewers

Associate editors

rOpenSci’s Software Peer Review process is run by:

Associate editors for statistical software are:

Reviewers and guest editors

We are grateful to the following individuals who have offered up their time and expertise to review packages submitted to rOpenSci.

Sam Albers · Toph Allen · Kaique dos S. Alves · Brooke Anderson · Alison Appling · Zebulun Arendsee · Taylor Arnold · Al-Ahmadgaid B. Asaad · Dean Attali · Mara Averick · Suzan Baert · James Balamuta · Vikram Baliga · David Bapst · Joëlle Barido-Sottani · Allison Barner · Cale Basaraba · John Baumgartner · Marcus Beck · Gabriel Becker · Jason Becker · Dom Bennett · Ken Benoit · Aaron Berdanier · Fred Boehm · Carl Boettiger · Will Bolton · Ben Bond-Lamberty · Anne-Sophie Bonnet-Lebrun · Alison Boyer · Abby Bratt · François Briatte · Eric Brown · Julien Brun · Jenny Bryan · Lukas Burk · Lorenzo Busetto · Mario Gavidia Calderón · Brad Cannell · Kevin Cazelles · Scott Chamberlain · Cathy Chamberlin · Jennifer Chang · Pierre Chausse · Jorge Cimentada · Nicholas Clark · Chase Clark · Jon Clayden · Will Cornwell · Nic Crane · Enrico Crema · Ildiko Czeller · Kauê de Sousa · Christophe Dervieux · Amanda Dobbyn · Jasmine Dumas · Remko Duursma · Mark Edmondson · Paul Egeler · Evan Eskew · Salvador Fernandez · Alexander Fischer · Kim Fitter · Robert M Flight · Sydney Foks · Stephen Formel · Zachary Stephen Longiaru Foster · Auriel Fournier · Carl Ganz · Duncan Garmonsway · Sharla Gelfand · Monica Gerber · Duncan Gillespie · David Gohel · Rohit Goswami · Laura Graham · Charles Gray · Matthias Grenié · Corinna Gries · Hugo Gruson · W Kyle Hamilton · Ivan Hanigan · Jeffrey Hanson · Rayna Harris · Ted Hart · Nujcharee Haswell · Verena Haunschmid · Stephanie Hazlitt · Andrew Heiss · Max Held · Anna Hepworth · Bea Hernandez · Jim Hester · Peter Hickey · Roel Hogervorst · Kelly Hondula · Allison Horst · Sean Hughes · James Hunter · Brandon Hurr · Ger Inberg · Christopher Jackson · Najko Jahn · Tamora D James · Mike Johnson · Will Jones · Max Joseph · Megha Joshi · Krunoslav Juraic · Soumya Kalra · Zhian N. Kamvar · Michael Kane · Andee Kaplan · Tinula Kariyawasam · Hazel Kavılı · Jonathan Keane · Christopher T. Kenny · Os Keyes · Aaron A. King · Michael Koontz · Bianca Kramer · Will Landau · Sam Lapp · Erin LeDell · Thomas Leeper · Sam Levin · Stephanie Locke · Marion Louveaux · Robin Lovelace · Julia Stewart Lowndes · Tim Lucas · Andrew MacDonald · Jesse Maegan · Tristan Mahr · Paula Andrea Martinez · Joao Martins · Ben Marwick · Claire Mason · Miles McBain · Lucy D’Agostino McGowan · Amelia McNamara · Elaine McVey · Bryce Mecum · François Michonneau · Mario Miguel · Helen Miller · Beatriz Milz · Jessica Minnier · Priscilla Minotti · Nichole Monhait · Kelsey Montgomery · Paula Moraga · Ross Mounce · Athanasia Monika Mowinckel · Lincoln Mullen · Matt Mulvahill · Maria Victoria Munafó · David Neuzerling · Dillon Niederhut · Rory Nolan · Kari Norman · Jakub Nowosad · Matt Nunes · Daniel Nüst · Joseph O’Brien · Paul Oldham · Samantha Oliver · Dan Olner · Jeroen Ooms · Luis Osorio · Philipp Ottolinger · Mark Padgham · Marina Papadopoulou · Edzer Pebesma · Thomas Lin Pedersen · Marcelo S. Perlin · Rafael Pilliard-Hellwig · Rodrigo Neto Pires · Lindsay Platt · Nicholas Potter · Etienne Racine · Manuel Ramon · Nistara Randhawa · David Ranzolin · Quentin Read · Neal Richardson · tyler rinker · Emily Robinson · David Robinson · Francisco Rodriguez-Sanchez · Julia Romanowska · Xavier Rotllan-Puig · Bob Rudis · Edgar Ruiz · Kent Russel · Alicia Schep · Klaus Schliep · Clemens Schmid · Patrick Schratz · Collin Schwantes · Marco Sciaini · Heidi Seibold · Julia Silge · Margaret Siple · Peter Slaughter · Mike Smith · Tuija Sonkkila · Jemma Stachelek · Christine Stawitz · Irene Steves · Kelly Street · Matt Strimas-Mackey · Alex Stringer · Michael Sumner · Chung-Kai Sun · Sarah Supp · Emi Tanaka · Jason Taylor · Filipe Teixeira · Andy Teucher · Jennifer Thompson · Joe Thorley · Tiffany Timbers · Tan Tran · Tim Trice · Kyle Ueyama · Ted Underwood · Adithi R. Upadhya · Kevin Ushey · Josef Uyeda · Frans van Dunné · Mauricio Vargas · Remi Vergnon · Jake Wagner · Ben Ward · Elin Waring · Rachel Warnock · Leah Wasser · Lukas Weber · Marc Weber · Karissa Whiting · Stefan Widgren · Anna Willoughby · Saras Windecker · Luke Winslow · David Winter · Sebastian Wójcik · Witold Wolski · Kara Woo · Marvin N. Wright · Bruna Wundervald · Lauren Yamane · Emily Zabor · Taras Zakharko · Hao Zhu · Chava Zibman · Naupaka Zimmerman · Jake Zwart · santikka · Bri · Flury · eholmes · Pachá · Rich · Claudia · Jasmine · Lluís · becarioprecario · gaurav

We are also grateful to the following individuals who have served as guest editors.

Ana Laura Diedrichs · Hao Zhu