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Springer Nature extends partnership with Code Ocean to facilitate improved code and data sharing among its authors -

Following a successful trial, Springer Nature is extending its partnership with Code Ocean to better integrate code deposition and peer review with the manuscript submission process. Authors from select Nature portfolio titles will now have the option to share their code and data using the code ocean platform when they submit to one of the participating journals, and receive expert support to do so.

Code deposition and peer review via Code Ocean will initially be available to authors submitting to Nature Computational Science and Nature Machine Intelligence that have developed new code that is central to their work. It also allows authors that have other means of sharing code, for example via GitHub or Zenodo to provide those details directly via the journal submission platform. Using this integration, editors will be able to track the sharing of code directly on the submission platform, and where appropriate will automatically see the relevant information in instructions to reviewers to peer review the code.

Springer Nature has long been committed to advancing reproducibility and open research practices across its journals. This includes steps taken to improve reproducibility of published research by the Nature portfolio journals, the introduction of Springer Nature Data policies and continued support for protocol sharing, including through the open repository for community-contributed protocols, Protocol Exchange.

Further information on Springer Nature’s commitments to driving open science principles, solutions and policies to enable openness and transparency in research can be seen in the State of Open Data Report, MDAR framework, their open science policies and the publisher’s ongoing drive of the FAIR data principles.

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