Guide for submitting to RO2018
This page describes how authors could submit to the Workshop on Research Objects (RO2018).
The Zenodo research object is submitted for review in EasyChair.
Upon acceptance, the RO2018 proceedings link to Green Open Access preprints/ROs in Zenodo, and DOI to papers accepted for the IEEE eScience proceedings.
- Submission types
- Open Peer Review
RO2018 welcome submissions for:
- Short articles: (about 4-8 pages) for more developed research, software or data contributions, due 15 July 2018
- Abstracts: (1-2 pages) for oral communication, due 15 July 2018
- Poster and demo abstracts: (1-2 pages), due 31 July 2018
The page limits are for guidance only, assuming reasonable font sizes and margins.
Workshop participants are also encouraged to separately propose lighting talks, breakout sessions and ideas for discussion points for the unconference session of the workshop.
Submitted abstracts and articles can be in a range of open formats (e.g. HTML, ePub) and are particularly encouraged to be submitted in a FAIR research data packing format if appropriate. Guidance is provided for those who do not have their own platform they wish to showcase.
All accepted preprints will be published Open Access on the RO2018 proceedings. Unless indicated otherwise, the submitted preprint is assumed to be licensed CC-BY 4.0, and will, upon acceptance, be made available as Green Open Access on the RO2018 website with DOI links to the Zenodo record (or other repository) and – if applicable – DOI for the published IEEE proceeding article.
For any questions, email the RO2018 Workshop Organizers at email@example.com
Submitted abstracts and articles can be in a range of open formats (e.g. HTML5, ePub) and are particularly encouraged to be submitted in a FAIR research data packing format. Guidance is provided below for those who do not have their own platform they wish to showcase.
abstracts and articles will be included in the IEEE eScience 2018 proceedings; a secondary PDF, which may use the IEEE templates, may be included in the submission or provided later by the author to the IEEE submission system (camera-ready deadline for IEEE articles 17 Sep 2018).
Unless indicated otherwise, the submitted preprint is assumed to be licensed CC-BY 4.0, and will, upon acceptance, be made available as Green Open Access on the RO2018 website with DOI links to the Zenodo record and (where applicable) DOI for the published IEEE proceeding article.
RO2018 may reformat your preprint for web publishing.
It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted submission attends the RO2018 workshop and registers using the IEEE eScience 2018 system (either for the workshop, or the whole conference). Registration fees applies, but a travel bursary is available.
You may also place your submission in another open repository and provide its permalink/DOI to EasyChair. Note that we will rely on the repository for later publishing of the preprints.
See guidance below for further details.
Open Peer Review
RO2018 encourages open peer review, and recommend that reviewers are named and attributed; however reviewers may be anonymous if so desired. Reviewers are welcome to publish their reviews using the same guidelines as the research articles.
For any questions, email the RO2018 Workshop Organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are detailed instructions on how we recommend submitting your work to RO2018.
Use any authoring tool you prefer, as long as you can output in an open format with hyperlinks (e.g. HTML). Here is a list of some options of web-aware authoring tools:
- Authorea – web-based collaborative system for authoring in Markdown, LaTeX and WYSIWIG.
- dokieli – web-based WYSIWYG editor with a range of annotation and rendering option. Requires a personal storage account or server.
- Fidus Writer – web-based academic writing environment
- Markdown – textual HTML template language, rendered using pandoc, GitHub Pages or Jekyll
- Scholarly Markdown – MarkDown extensions for academic writing
- Scholarly HTML – conventions for academic writing in HTML
- Stencila – platform for creating, collaborating on, and sharing data driven content.
Save your article as HTML, which may require you to use a ZIP or ePub archive to contain associated figures and CSS. You may optionally publish the preprint article on a website of your choice, and provide a URL to this during submission together with a static PDF rendering.
Below are some legacy tools that are perhaps better at producing PDFs than web documents. If you prefer any of these you may want to use a IEEE template as starting point, then use RASH Online Conversion Service (ROCS) to convert to HTML:
- Overleaf – write LaTeX collaboratively on the web and GitHub
- Google Docs – collaborative web-based word processor
- Apache OpenOffice or LibreOffice – traditional word processor
- Microsoft Office locally or online with Office 365
If you use a legacy tool it is recommended you upload both a PDF and HTML version of your article.
Example: Google Docs
After using a word processor like Google Docs from a IEEE template, Save/Download as Web page (HTML, zipped) as well as PDF:
RO2018 promotes Open Research, and encourage authors to upload their Open Access preprint and resources to an open repository like Zenodo, an Open Data repository provided by CERN and supported by OpenAIRE.
Perhaps the simplest (lower-case) “research object” is a Zenodo record that contains:
- Abstract/article as HTML
- Abstract/article as PDF
If you are new to Zenodo you can play with the separate sandbox instance first, where we have provided an equivalent sandbox RO community. Note that RO2018 submissions must use the main Zenodo instead of the sandbox.
Most of the information in the Zenodo form is optional, for RO2018 it is recommended you fill in these fields:
- Type: Conference
- Author: Your Full Name (in your preferred order)
- ORCID: (your ORCID identifier)
- Title: (same as in article)
- Additional notes: Preprint submitted to RO2018 workshop at IEEE eScience Conference 2018
- License: Open Access (Note: This is the license of the preprint)
- Abstract: (same as in article, unless the upload is an academic abstract)
You may also want to fill in Related Identifiers, in particular if your submission already have a web-version, or has related datasets, software or websites. You do not need to fill in References.
Example: Uploading to Zenodo
Now upload both the HTML and PDF version of your article:
It is recommended to also upload (or link) to related resources that support your work. Examples:
- Research Objects (e.g. RO Bundle, BagIt, BDBag)
- FAIR Research Data Package (e.g. science.ai package, DataOne package, DataCrate, FrictionLess Data package)
- R or Jupyter Notebooks
- Provenance and logs
Remember to click the Start Upload button:
At any point you can click the Save button to store the draft (upload and metadata) under your Zenodo uploads.
Now fill in Publication Type (Conference), Title and Authors.
Leave DOI blank. (After acceptance you may create a New Version of this Zenodo record and provide the published DOI from the IEEE proceedings).
If the submission is an article, provide the article’s abstract as Description. (For academic abstracts you may leave this field blank or provide your own shorter abstract)
Under Additional Notes make it clear that this is a Preprint. Suggested text is:
Preprint submitted to RO2018 workshop at IEEE eScience Conference 2018
If you prefer a different Open Access license for your preprint, select one here. Note that the IEEE eScience Conference proceedings are unfortunately not open access, which is why we rely on the Zenodo uploads to make your accepted work available.
If you have received funding for your research, e.g. from H2020, then you may indicate this under Funding:
If you have a web version of your submission, a website or webapp, or any related resources in other repositories that you would like to link to by DOI or URL, then add them under Related Identifiers:
Finally, click Save followed by Publish:
You will need to confirm that your upload is final:
Now your preprint is uploaded to Zenodo:
Copy the DOI or URL of the Zenodo Record, e.g. https://sandbox.zenodo.org/record/214634, as you will need it in the EasyChair submission for RO2018 peer review next.
Submit for review in EasyChair
From the RO2018 EasyChair submission page, click Enter as an Author.
Add Corresponding Author to EasyChair. As you will be submitting your Zenodo record, you are not required to add co-authors again in EasyChair, unless Corresponding Author is different from Speaker or yourself.
In the EasyChair Abstract field, you do not need to duplicate the abstract from Zenodo. Simply paste the URL to the Zenodo record or the permalink to your submission in another open repository.
Note: If you do not provide a Zenodo record URL in the abstract, you MUST upload a PDF to EasyChair.
Select the Category of your submission type:
If you created a PDF you may optionally also click Browse to upload it to EasyChair. The submitted preprint is assumed to be licensed CC-BY 4.0 unless stated otherwise.
Finally submit your contribution for consideration:
EasyChair should send you a confirmation email, and will send you more emails during the review process.
In Zenodo you can augment most of the metadata by clicking “Edit” on your record. For instance, many authors prefer to update the “Digital Object Identifier” to the DOI from the the official proceedings.
Note that the uploaded files cannot be changed. However you may update your uploads in the Zenodo record by clicking New Version. Note that reviewers are not required to assess revisions added after the deadline, but this may be used for:
- Providing updated article, links or resources requested by reviewers
- On acceptance of an article, uploading the IEEE camera-ready author-version PDF with official DOI from IEEE
- On eventual rejection, a revised white-paper or preprint submitted elsewhere
Updates to Zenodo received by 1 Oct 2018 will be included in the updated RO2018 proceedings.