NEW PAPER: Improving the standards for publishing code

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.’

Accessibility, reusability, reliability: Improving the standards for publishing code in Methods in Ecology and Evolution is published by Wiley Online, DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12947.

Robert supervises Grantham Scholar James Lambert.