About Content Innovation in Computer Science
Following the rapid advance of technology in scientific research, Elsevier is now offering authors and readers many of the same technologies in the scientific article. Spearheaded by Elsevier's Article of the Future project, the content innovation initiative enables scientists to disseminate their research in its full digital richness in Elsevier articles.
Authors are invited and readers are able to benefit from the following article enrichments in our computer science journals:
Audioslides – present your research
These are short, webcast-style presentations that can be shown next to your article on ScienceDirect. Audioslides gives authors the opportunity to present their research in their own words, helping readers to quickly understand what a paper is about and appreciate its relevance.
A selection of presentations published from our Computer Science Journals are shown in the Audioslides Gallery.
To see the most recent AudioSlides presentations in our Computer Science Journals, please visit our Audioslides YouTube playlist.
Publish, share and discover software in peer-reviewed, brief articles
Software articles are brief, peer-reviewed publications about the software developed to facilitate scientific discovery. They include significant open source software and/or code, and allow for including relevant post publication version updates. Software articles capture all metadata needed to help others apply the software in their own research
Why publish a software article?
- Get credit for the software developed and the impact made by you; all software and code published is, and will remain, fully owned by their developers
- Enhance the re-use potential of your software
- Open doors for new collaborations
- Prepare and submit easily, using a template
Executable Papers - improving the article format in computer science
The executable paper provides a solution that improves the reproducibility of computational work for researchers.
In an executable paper, authors have the ability to embed chunks of executable code and data into their papers, and readers may execute that code within the framework of the research article. This creates a seamless user experience that allows readers to explore the computational elements whilst reading the article. The platform behind executable papers is the Collage Authoring Environment.
SHARE: A Web Portal for Creating and Sharing Executable Research
The SHARE (Sharing Hosted Autonomous Research Environments) project aims to build an online library of virtual machines related to scientific publications, the purpose of which is to "share" securely and conveniently all data, software and configuration parameters related to scientific experiments. By deploying a copy of the required operating system in SHARE as well as relevant software and data, authors can make a conventional paper fully reproducible and interactive.
MATLAB figure viewer
The MATLAB figure viewer functionality enables authors to enrich and extend their article by adding interactive figures which readers can then explore in the context of the article.
MATLAB provides a way for authors to highlight their findings in a visual and easily accessible manner, helping readers to quickly understand the relevance of a research paper, to visualize research data for deeper insights, and to access the underlying data.
Inline supplementary material - making code re-usable
Inline Supplementary Material (ISM) enriches an article by providing ancillary information in the appropriate context within the main article body. This feature applies to the same kind of material that would otherwise be included as (regular) Supplementary Material, but gives authors the opportunity to make this material more visible and place it in the right context.
ISM can comprise different media, including figures, tables and computer code. ISM is displayed within the article's webpage without the need to install plug-ins and available in an expandable text box, which is initially closed so that it does not interfere with the main reading flow.
3D Viewer - interactively explore 3D models embedded in journal articles
Authors are invited to enrich their online articles by providing supplementary 3D models in OBJ, PLY, STL and U3D formats, which will be visualized using the interactive 3D viewer embedded within the article.
Embedded 3D viewer enables a deeper understanding of 3D data described in the article. This helps authors to optimally express the results of their research through improved visualization and makes sharing of the underlying data possible. Readers can browse through models, zoom into each model, rotate and pan the model, view 3D models in the stereo mode using anaglyph glasses, and download original data files. It is also possible to view and interact with 3D models in a detached full-screen mode.
The Journals that currently support 3D viewer are: Additive Manufacturing