rOpenSci | Editorial Automation: Why & How to Set Up Chat-Ops for your Own Review System on GitHub

Anyone can contribute a software package to the rOpenSci suite as long as it fits our scope (research lifecycle software and statistical software) for a transparent, constructive, nonadversarial and open review. In practice, the review steps are all recorded in GitHub issue threads (example). Software peer-review involves coordinating and tracking many moving parts: software submissions (new issues), testing and diagnostics, assignment of editors and reviewers, and logging the progression of submissions through revisions and acceptance.

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