Accessibility, reusability, reliability: Improving the standards for publishing code in Methods in Ecology and Evolution by Robert Freckleton

Posted on January 16, 2018 in News, Research by . Share this article

Grantham supervisor Professor Robert Freckleton has authored a new paper exploring the standards for publishing code.

‘Since we launched Methods in Ecology and Evolution in 2010, a key objective of the journal has been to improve the communication and uptake of new methods. To achieve this, we have launched a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing the dissemination of methods. At the same time, over the past 7 years, there has been an almost seismic shift in attitudes of ecologists and evolutionary biologists: it is increasingly accepted that papers are not the only outputs of research; the data and other components of the research are being recognised as extremely significant. Consequently, many journals now have explicit policies around data sharing.’ You can read the full article here

Robert supervises Grantham Scholar James Lambert, and you can read more about his research here