Reproducible research and GIScience: an evaluation using AGILE conference papers

@article{Nst2018ReproducibleRA,
  title={Reproducible research and GIScience: an evaluation using AGILE conference papers},
  author={Daniel N{\"u}st and Carlos Granell and Barbara Hofer and Markus Konkol and Frank O. Ostermann and Rusne Sileryte and Valentina Cerutti},
  journal={PeerJ},
  year={2018},
  volume={6}
}
The demand for reproducible research is on the rise in disciplines concerned with data analysis and computational methods. Therefore, we reviewed current recommendations for reproducible research and translated them into criteria for assessing the reproducibility of articles in the field of geographic information science (GIScience). Using this criteria, we assessed a sample of GIScience studies from the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) conference series, and… 

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