PSB Working Group: Writing bio-computational manuscripts with Manubot

January 4, 2019 at 3:45-5pm in Salon 2&3

PSB 2019 will not be affected by the volcanic activity on the Big Island. Click here for more information about the volcanic activity on the Big Island.

Manubot is an open source tool for writing manuscripts on GitHub in markdown format. Manubot applies the git-based software workflow to scholarly writing, enabling enhanced transparency, collaboration, automation, and reproducibility.

This working group will go over how to write your next manuscript using Manubot and what features of Manubot can help biomedical researchers document and publish their computational research. For example, Manubot enables citation by persistent identifier to automate bibliographic metadata retrieval and formatting as well as allowing templating so results can be directly inserted from the analyses that produced them. Learn more about Manbuot at or

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop if they would like assistance setting up a manuscript during the last 40 minutes of the workshop. Attendees should also feel free to leave around 4:20 when the personalized tutorials begin.

Organizer: Daniel Himmelstein
Email: daniel dot himmelstein at gmail dot com