Published in Nature

Ok, its not a peer-reviewed research manuscript (that really would be a reason to go home early and celebrate), its a short correspondence reviewed by the editor. However both Kieran and I are pretty early career stage researchers, and this represents the most influential journal that our names have to date appeared in. So I’m excited.

My recent blog post on better engineering scientific software was inspired by a Nature news story that Kieran forwarded me on how Mozilla were planning to have their software engineers scrutinise the scientific software accompanying some PLOS Computational Biology papers. I won’t recite it, you can read it below. Kieran and I got talking about the issue, and he suggested replying to the Nature news story. Some further emails and drafts, and some very heavy editorial editing later, and we have ourselves a short correspondence piece explaining our position. So, a good day for Kieran and I.