Zenodo will archive the html file and give it a DOI, yet when you search for the DOI, you will not be able to see the html paper - you will see the html code at best and need to download the paper file to your computer and load it from there.
This is the second problem I mentioned in the list of problems.
I contacted Zenodo and they confirmed that they will not serve the html from security reasons.
However, the html file I create is harmless - it does not even connect to the internet unless you click on a link of a reference that is processed through DOI for most of the references- it just create interactive plots using HoloViz technologies that can create those interactive graphics. I know it is safe, yet I cannot find a publisher that can publish it - I have been looking for weeks. Here are venues I checked:
distill - it is the best choice yet they focus on machine learning and cannot handle topics like modeling - they tried in the summer, yet had editorial issues.
visxai - it is conference base that happens once a year one has to wait and it is based on AI…
parametric press - it is a magazine that requires a specific format. They are pioneers.
f1000research - they limit the interactive graphics to plotly - cannot handle other html technologies
- zenodo- Will archive the paper yet will render the html - will show the html code instead. It is set up as a preprint rather than a scientific peer review journal - although I recently learned they provide options for peer review.
figshare - will assign a DOI, yet they store the html and did not reply to my query when I asked about actually serving the html - I did not see any example that shows the paper. It is not setup as a scientific peer review journal
Netlify and GitHub.pages will store the html and serve it, yet will not give a DOI and those are not set up as a scientific peer review journal. They do not intend to provide DOI soon according to this discussion
SimTk that is NIH funded can give a DOI yet will not store or serve the html file and is not set up as a scientific peer review journal
I also tried some traditional publisher like Springer/Nature, MDPI , yet they only allow supplementary material at best and I want interactive figures imbedded in paper.
It seems my only option is to self publish, yet CorssRef is reluctant to allow me to register and sent me to this forum to see if there is a solution. Hopefully you will realize that a new type of publisher is needed and allow me to register as a publisher for a singe DOI.
Hopefully the need will be understood and CrossRef or another entity will allow publishing this paper in a proper manner.