Taxonomy, Definitions, and Recognition Badging Scheme Working Group

Public Comment Period Ended June 18, 2020

The public review period for this draft NISO Recommended Practice has now ended and the Working Group is reviewing the comments before making decisions on any potential changes. All comments will receive replies.  You may still access the draft document and view comments received, which will be considered by the Working Group prior to final publication.


Publishers and researchers are placing greater emphasis on the practice of reproducibility as an essential ingredient of the scientific research process. Critical to the issue of reproducibility is the taxonomy used to define the various levels of reproducibility, and agreement on a standardized badging scheme that can be applied in the publishing process (and perhaps used as a currency in the academic rewards culture). As reproducibility begins to spread across the scholarly publishing landscape, recommended badging schemes and the related taxonomies are developing on an ad hoc basis—creating a need for some standardization.

Recognizing that reproducibility standards can vary across disciplines, this effort will focus on standardization across the Computational and Computing Sciences, although adoption by other disciplines would be encouraged.


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