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A reproducible manuscript workflow with a Quarto template

June 24, 2024

Scientists and resource managers increasingly use Markdown-based tools to create reproducible reports and manuscripts. These workflows allow people to use standardized methods that are more reproducible, efficient, and transparent than other standard office tools. We present a Quarto template and demonstrate how this template may be used for a journal, the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, in our article. This template may also be readily adapted to other journals that use Microsoft Word-based workflows and for other product types such as annual reports. We also provide a high-level overview of Quarto and other Markdown-based workflows as part of the document. Lastly, we provide examples of some features of the Quarto publishing system that may be helpful for authors when customizing Quarto templates for specific journal formatting requirements and other product types.

Publication Year 2024
Title A reproducible manuscript workflow with a Quarto template
DOI 10.3996/JFWM-24-003
Authors Richard A. Erickson, Althea A. Archer, Michael N. Fienen
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management
Index ID 70255803
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization New York Water Science Center; Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center; WMA - Integrated Information Dissemination Division