The Research Articles in Semplified HTML Framework

open source tools for using a well-shaped subset of HTML5 to create and share Web-first scholarly articles

Main citation: Peroni, S., Osborne, F., Di Iorio, A., Nuzzolese, A. G., Poggi, F., Vitali, F., Motta, E. (2017). Research Articles in Simplified HTML: a Web-first format for HTML-based scholarly articles. PeerJ Computer Science 3: e132. DOI: (also available in RASH)

What you can do


Use RAJE (our native HTML wordprocessor), OpenOffice Writer, Microsoft Word, or any text editor for writing HTML documents compliant with RASH, a well-defined subset of HTML5 elements for writing and sharing scholarly articles on the Web that can be visualised on a browser according to different layouts via CSS+Javascript technologies


HTML5 structural elements (section, figure, table, etc.) combined with W3C Digital Publishing roles are used for expressing the basic structures of scholarly articles, while additional semantic annotations can be added by means of RDF and appropriate vocabularies, such as and the SPAR Ontologies


Automatically tranform OpenOffice and Microsoft Office documents into RASH documents, and convert RASH documents into LaTeX files compliant with several publisher-related templates (Springer LNCS, ACM ICPS, PeerJ, etc.) by means of a large set of converters available and powered by XSLT 2.0 technologies

The framework

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