The data journal: incentivizing open scholarship or ‘a convenient fiction’?

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Talk given at The Now and Future of Data Publishing, Oxford, 22 May 2013

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The data journal: incentivizing open scholarship or ‘a convenient fiction’?

  1. 1. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypressBrian HoleThe Now and Future of Data Publishing, Oxford, 22 May 2013The data journal:incentivizing open scholarshipor ‘a convenient fiction’?
  2. 2. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypressThe Social Contractof Science• Validation• Dissemination• Further developmentScientific Malpractice• Publishers• Researchers• Libraries, repositories…
  3. 3. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  4. 4. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypressMetajournals as incentives
  5. 5. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypressWhy data papers?Amsterdam manifesto:4. A data citation in a publication should resemblea bibliographic citation and be located in thepublication’s reference list.• Data can (and should) be cited using DataCite DOIsin articles, but this is not enough.• Researchers understand the value of papers• University departments and the REF understandpapers• Researchers know where to put paper refs, noneed for extra guidelines• Publishers routinely strip out anything else• Familiar impact metrics can be collected

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