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Slides from a presentation given by Brian Hole from Ubiquity Press at the 9th International Digital Curation Conference, San Francisco, February 25 2014.

Slides from a presentation given by Brian Hole from Ubiquity Press at the 9th International Digital Curation Conference, San Francisco, February 25 2014.



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  • Important that research money well spentLow cost especially impt for long tailCost of platformsLack of other legacy systems
  • This is for Stuart from the Royal Society
  • All factors of successful data publicationNeed to ensure authors motivated
  • Researchers understand value of papersThey know how to cite themPublishers won’t strip them out
  • Aim is that is quick and objective.Building community of reviewers now.Harder for software as need to get it running.
  • This is an example of an OHD data paperNote the social media activity on the left hand side and the article metrics on the right hand side
  • De-risking business for university – sharing the business model.Only charge is APCsImportant part is providing a MJ for each university.
  • Searching across university datasetsSharing data reviewersCascading content

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  • Sustainable, Successful Open Data Publication Brian Hole, Founder and CEO 9th International Digital Curation Conference, San Francisco February 25 2014 brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  • About Ubiquity Press Mission To return control of publishing to university and society presses, providing them with the infrastructure and support to advance publishing in the interest of researchers. Background  Spun out of University College London in 2012  Researcher-led  Extensive publishing background as well (BioMed Central, PLoS, Elsevier, IOP)  Based in London  Comprehensive approach: journals, books, data, software, …. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  • #@%$#@ % #@%$# The Social Contract of Science • Dissemination • Validation • Further development Scientific Malpractice • • • • Results Data Software Hardware, wetware… Source: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2015 brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress View slide
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  • The basics of the model 1) Low barrier data publication  Low APC: $40  Data papers are short  Peer review needs to be quick and objective 2) Online authoring  Lower cost (straight to XML)  Encourages shorter form 3) Open access only (CC-BY) 4) The publisher is not the repository brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  • Repositories Modified from: XKCD brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  • Peer review 1. The paper contents a. The methods section of the paper must provide sufficient detail that a reader can understand how the resource was created. b. The resource must be correctly described. c. The reuse section must provide concrete and useful suggestions for reuse of the reuse. 2. The deposited resource a. The repository must be suitable for resource and have a sustainability model. b. Open license permits unrestricted access (e.g. CC0), or access guaranteed if criteria met (must qualify) c. A version in an open, non-proprietary format. d. Labeled in such a way that a 3rd party can make sense of it. e. Must be actionable. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  • Integrating data publication within universities brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  • A global data journal network brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  • Any questions? Or please feel free to contact brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress