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Sustainable, Successful Open Data Publication

Presentation given at the 9th International Digital Curation Conference, San Francisco , February 25th 2014.

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Sustainable, Successful Open Data Publication

  1. 1. / @ubiquitypress Brian Hole, Founder and CEO 9th International Digital Curation Conference, San Francisco February 25 2014 Sustainable, Successful Open Data Publication
  2. 2. / @ubiquitypress 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. About Ubiquity Press Background Mission  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, ….
  3. 3. / @ubiquitypress The Social Contract of Science • Validation • Dissemination • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Data • Results • Software • Hardware, wetware… #@%$#@ % #@%$# Source:
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  5. 5. / @ubiquitypress The basics of the model Data papers are short 1) Low barrier data publication Peer review needs to be quick and objective 2) Online authoring Low APC: $40 Lower cost (straight to XML) Encourages shorter form 3) Open access only (CC-BY) 4) The publisher is not the repository
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  8. 8. / @ubiquitypress Repositories Modified from: XKCD
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  10. 10. / @ubiquitypress 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. Peer review
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  12. 12. / @ubiquitypress Integrating data publication within universities
  13. 13. / @ubiquitypress A global data journal network
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  15. 15. / @ubiquitypress Any questions? Or please feel free to contact