Thanks for the great community call today! As promised, a quick post about code review as part of the peer review process of journal articles. Code Ocean is piloting code review with Nature currently, you can find some details here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-018-0137-5; and the perspective of our developer advocate, Seth Green, on the code review process here: https://codeocean.com/blog/post/nature-journals-pilot-with-code-ocean-a-developer-advocates-perspective
Generally speaking, the code review process is as follows:
- Authors upload a working copy of their code to Code Ocean.
- Code Ocean verifies that the code runs and delivers results.
- Code Ocean provides Nature editors with a private link (blinded or unblinded) to the code capsule for peer review of the code.
- Once the code and article are approved by reviewers, Code Ocean will mint a DOI and include a link to the article in the metadata.
- Nature includes a link or embed the Code Ocean widget in the the article.
- Nature readers will be able to run code and reproduce the results associated with an article by simply clicking a button, as well as edit the code or test it with new data and parameters.