The Push to Replace Journal Supplements with Repositories

« Broken links, clunky formats, and outdated platforms have both authors and publishers turning to alternative solutions.

(…) Supplementary files are not the most glamorous part of a scientific paper. They’re tucked away at the end of manuscripts, typically as links to downloadable PDF files. These documents can easily be overlooked by readers, but for many researchers in that particular field, the cargo they carry is precious. They often hold material—such as data, methods, and equations—that could be useful in future experiments and are vital for assessing the reproducibility of a study’s findings. (…) »