With advances in html delivery of research articles through the web,
the R Journal now has a new format of its website using a
version of the
distill package. This will allow
incorporation of interactive graphics directly into articles and easier
reading of the research online.
The Rmd template in
rjtools creates an article in the
format needed for the R Journal
distill web site.
rjtools package is provided to help authors meet these
requirements with an intention that it would help authors to write an
R Journal article, similar to the way that
devtools help developers build an R package. In this
vignette, I will walk you through how to use
create an R Journal article using the built-in template.
create_article() function will create these files
under a default
.sty files make sure all the
R Journal articles follow the same latex and reference style
and should not be modified unless there is a strong reason to do so.
name argument changes the name of the main R
Markdown document, for example, if you wish to use
quokka-bilby as the file name instead of
article, create the article with:
create_article(name = "quokka-bilby")
rjtools::rjournal_web_article output specified in
the article YAML will create the article in both html and pdf formats.
Additional files created during the knit are (assuming file name of
You can use the regular ways to render the files, either through the
knit button, or using
rmarkdown::render("paper/quokka-bilby.Rmd") on the R
rticles package contains a template for creating an
R Journal article, which you might have used before if you have
been already working with R Markdown for writing papers. This template
creates an article that will be compiled with latex into a pdf format
paper. It is using the current style file. If this new
distill version of the delivery of the R Journal
is successful, we will also synchronise the template to the one in
Now feel free to head to the vignette The Article Template or More details on the R Journal format for an example article and more detailed information on the template.