How to Contribute Content to Better Scientific Software

Do you want to help the community work toward a long-term goal of advancing scientific discoveries through high-quality software? If yes, learn about how to contribute content to Better Scientific Software.

The first step when it comes to contributing to BSSw is checking whether your content a good fit. Please see What To Contribute for information on scope. If you are still unsure, please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE that at this stage, you are expected to only submit a short abstract of your article. Once reviewed and if accepted, you will be contacted to submit the complete version. Once you are ready to contribute, please use one of the below approaches to submit your abstract.

Submission via Google form

  1. If you are not familiar with GitHub, you can submit your abstract using the Google form.

Submisson via web-based GitHub

If you are familiar with GitHub, please do use the below approach to submit your abstract. This is our preferred approach.

  1. Open a browser window pointed at the Better Scientific Software GitHub site.
  2. Click on the Issues tab (which is the 2nd tab on the left, just below 'betterscientificsoftware')
  3. Click on the New issue button
  4. Click on the Get started (for the article type you want to submit) and follow the instructions to provide a brief description of your idea for a contribution (as a Github issue).

What happens next?

After you have submitted your material by either of the two approaches described above, it will be reviewed by the editorial team. We will communicate with you to request the full article, clarifications, revisions or to review minor editorial revisions we make. Depending on the modality of your submission, these communications may occur through regular email or through standard GitHub tools and processes.

Your issue and suggested contribution will be handled by the BSSw editorial team using the BSSw contribution editorial process.