This summer, Benedikt Fasel and colleagues published their PLOS ONE paper,\u00a0'Validation of functional calibration and strap-down joint drift correction for computing 3D joint angles of knee, hip, and trunk in alpine skiing'.\u00a0The 'data availability' section reads:\n\u00a0\nData Availability: All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files. The source code for the functional calibration along with example data will be made public on Code Ocean. Its DOI is: 10.24433\/CO.3f699198-4e77-4d51-8482-13d1b9ad93b8 The functional calibration protocol, along with videos will be accessible on protocols.io under the DOI 10.17504\/protocols.io.itrcem6.\n\u00a0\nThis is the first video protocol on protocols.io.\u00a0Simple 8-second videos recorded by the authors are inside each step of the protocol, adding clarity that no amount of words could convey. This is also the first PLOS paper with runnable code on the CodeOcean platform. No need for weeks or months of effort to install the libraries and set up the environment to rerun the published code. You just click the 'run' button.\n\u00a0\n\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\nTwo days before this paper came out, we shared here perspectives of publishing innovators on what the article of the future will look like. A striking consensus emerged from the many answers, along the lines of the answer from Veronique Kiermer:\n\u00a0\nI view the article as a collection of elements that can exist independently from each other but are robustly linked: narrative, protocols, code, data -- each presented in a way that is most relevant for the nature of the material, and ideally reusable by others. Data should be in the appropriate repository, code should be executable, so should protocols. The use of persistent identifiers for each element is critical, as well as the nature and persistence of the links between them. This would also provide the ability to assign more granular credit to contributors for different parts of the work. The use of persistent identifiers would extend to individuals (ORCID iDs for all!) and to other elements that need to be unambiguously identified, such as reagents. We end up with a big package of research objects and metadata well integrated with each other. With time, each element can evolve based on further work by the authors or community feedback\u2014it\u2019s a \u2018living article\u2019\u2014and this evolution is tracked for the record and provides credit to the contributors. We are going to get there soon, right?\n\u00a0\nThis future we dream of may be surprisingly close.