I am preparing a manuscript for publication that compares several methods for quantifying the same parameters on the same set of images. One of these methods involves a plugin that I wrote. We want the plugin to be easily accessible to anyone who might want to use it, but also need to respect whatever the journal’s guidelines are. None of us biologist authors know anything about procedure and etiquette for this type of thing, so here I am.
We’re planning on submitting to Scientific Reports first, but I’m having trouble deciphering their guidelines on submitting code. I’ve also heard that I should go through GitHub and the Fiji developer page but I’m unsure about how those integrate with a journal.
Any advice would be much appreciated!