# 1 Welcome

Welcome to rOpenSci’s system for peer-review of statistical software in R packages and beyond. This system extends our existing system for software peer review, through expanding the scope to include explicitly statistical software. As such, it is a direct extension of rOpenSci Packages: Development, Maintenance, and Peer Review. This book provides guidelines for authors on how to develop statistical software, and for editors and reviewers on our processes for peer review of statistical software.

You are invited to contribute to this project by filing suggestions as issues in the book’s GitHub repository. We also have a dedicated area for discussion on the rOpenSci forum. Feedback on standards is particularly welcome.

For this project we are lucky to have support of a great advisory and editorial committee. The committee has helped us along with way with outreach to statistical communities, vetting community input and prioritizing our work.

We are also grateful to former members of our advisory board:

This work is supported by the Sloan Foundation and is organized under an R Consortium Working Group.

## 1.1 Contributors

All contributions to this project are gratefully acknowledged using the allcontributors package following the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind are welcome!