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  1. 1. Publishing books and data Brian Hole London Book Fair, 15 April 2013 brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  2. 2. The Social Contract of Science • Dissemination • Validation • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Researchers • Publishers • Libraries, repositories… brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  4. 4. OA eBooks • Many disciplines (e.g. Humanities) are yet to fully benefit from electronic OA publishing because half of their output is in book form • Many scholarly monographs are overpriced and poorly distributed • “At this price, people will only read the reviews” • Research libraries are increasingly looking to save money • One e copy for multiple students • No shelf space requirements • No lending administration overhead brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  5. 5. Metajournals as incentives brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  6. 6. Data journals • Provide a way of finding data scattered in many siloed locations • Are a low-barrier, familiar way to incentivise data sharing brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  7. 7. What is a data paper? A data paper… • … describes the methodology with which a dataset was created. • … describes the dataset itself. • … details the reuse potential of the data. • … is often authored by a data scientist. • … is citable, enabling reuse to be tracked. A data paper is not… • … a research paper. A data paper only describes a dataset. But it will reference research papers that are based on the data. • … simply replication of the information in a data repository. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  8. 8. 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). 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
  9. 9. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  10. 10. @ubiquitypress brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com Links http://www.ubiquitypress.com http://www.metajnl.com brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress

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