The 2018 author and reviewer survey

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Authors: Karthik Ram, Noam Ross, Scott Chamberlain, Maëlle Salmon

rOpenSci’s package review system (aka onboarding) is one of our key activities to improve quality and sustainability of scientific R packages. The editorial team are constantly working towards improving the experience for both authors and reviewers. After our first year, we surveyed authors and reviewers who participated in our onboarding process to help us better understand what’s working well and where there is room for improvement. At the end of last year, we did so again, re-designing our survey so as to better track participant opinions year-to-year. In this post we summarize the 45 responses that we received and what we’re doing to address your feedback.

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