Target feature set for 1.0
We intend to release Manuscripts.io 1.0 publicly when we have accomplished the following:
- Full compatibility with the Manuscripts 1.x for Mac file format.
- Collaborative editing workflow (with continued offline support).
- Open source code release + open development process.
In detail, the feature set breaks down to the following:
- Format citations and bibliography automatically.
- Footnotes, endnotes.
- Multi-panel figures.
- Equations and inline math.
- Syntax highlighted code snippets.
- Menu and keyboard shortcuts for most actions.
Import and export
- Import Markdown, Word, LaTeX formats (+ others) using pressroom.manuscripts.io web service.
- Export Markdown, Word, LaTeX, PDF formats.
- Search for citations directly from reference metadata databases (CrossRef, PubMed, Datacite at 1.0).
- Reference library view (view of all references inserted in document or available for citing).
- Styles associated with paragraph types, figures, tables, equations.
- Choose citation from amongst 8,000 citation styles.
- Project templates that bundle together a set of styles and content requirements.
- Annotate paragraphs, figures, tables, equations, code listings and citations.
- Include quotes in annotation comments.
- Mention keywords with #hashtags in annotation contents.
- Mention contributors with @mentions in annotation contents.
- Outline: navigate, manipulate document structure using an outline view of it.
- Smart gutter: shortcut actions for fast access to key editor features.
- Accounts: sign up, login, logout, forgot password, delete account.
- Sign up using external identity: Google, ORCiD over OAuth2.
- Share document using links (readwrite / read-only).
- Invite, uninvite, manage roles of collaborators.
- Offline editing experience in the browser.
- Collaboratively format an author list: describe contributions, order, metadata about them.