Contributions in different media types are welcome and experimentation is encouraged: from picture story blogs, to content packages based on interactive data sets, 3D models, video, or simulations. We support diversity in scholarly communication, recognizing that scholarly works covers a wide spectrum of formats, involving multiple contributors in its making, and that the freedom to choose the form of expression should be in the hands of the researcher.
Generation R operates a multi-channel editorial platform. The platform is planned to have: a blog, discussion, and resource documentation AKA Notebook.
The platform makeup is being developed in consultation with the scholarly community and will be evolved over time with the aim to best help the communication and use of ideas to help improve scholarship.
We run themes on the platform, as clusters of content across our channels, and standalone contributions. As examples a contribution can be a blog article, or as taking part in a discussion around a theme or article, or as input for a how-to in our resources documentation area.
Writing style guide
We adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition writing style guide, where possible. This also applies to citations, but since we operate a Zotero Group citation conversion is not a problem as Zotero can convert citations to any citation format required.
Please include hyperlinks in the body of the text for your citations (if appropriate), as well as a formatted bibliography at the end of your text. If you happen to have your citations in Zotero or they can be supplied as BibTeX or any compatible citation storage format, even better.
How Users Read on the Web – https://www.nngroup.com/articles/how-users-read-on-the-web/
Writing Digital Copy for Domain Experts – https://www.nngroup.com/articles/writing-domain-experts/
Contributor bios, ORCID ID, photo, and Twitter handle
We want to help support you and your work, helping readers getting to know you is one way we can do that.
Please send us a three line biographical note, including your academic position or role description, affiliation, and research interests.
Please also send an ORCID ID. ORCID is a persistent indentifier system for scholarly individuals and organisations. ORCID is a non-profit organization made of a consortium of research organisations and does not act as a non-profit front for a single private corporate interests. See its membership lists here https://orcid.org/members. If you don’t have an ORCID please create one here https://orcid.org/
Optionally, please send a photo and Twitter handle.
Our editing process
For Generation R the editing process is about creating readability and includes formatting: titles, introduction, pull quotes, scan reading with
Editing will usually take place over a two-week period and when ready the article will be sent back for review by the author. Post publishing edits are also possible if needed.
Copyright and licenses
Copyright remains with the author.
All material must be copyright cleared by the contributor or author.
Generation R is an Open Access publication and as default uses the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license for content.
All contributions, without exception, must adhere to an open intellectual property license that is compatible with CC BY-SA 4.0.
CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
Contribution identifiers and usage analytics
Blog contributions and other larger works will be assigned a single DOI from DataCite, with works being deposited in LeibnizOpen the Open Access repository of the Leibniz Association.
Web usage statistics are recorded using FOSS Matomo web analytics software and anonymized article usage data for works made by the contributors will be available to the author. In the interest of personal privacy and from concerns over intrusive surveillance Generation R does not use any commercial social media tracking on its own websites or services, or use any Google tracking or tools.
We will also store your article on two synchronized repositories TIB’s GitLab instance and on GitHub, with the contribution data in a structured FAIR compliant form, with metadata for sharing and reuse.
TIB GitLab instance https://git.tib.eu/simon/Generation_R
Zotero Group https://www.zotero.org/groups/Generation_R