The EDaWaX Project today has send a reminder to 350 editors of economic journals to fill out the online questionnaire dealing with data availability policies in scholarly journals. One of the questionnaire was designed for journals without data policies; the second questionnaire was created for journals that already own a data policy.
With the two questionnaire we would like to examine whether in the opinion of the editors a data availability policy is useful and how it should be designed.
Answering the questionnaire takes between 5 and 10 minutes – depending on the fact whether a journal already owns a data policy or not.
Economic scholarly journals handle their guidelines regarding the provision of data sets and other materials quite differently. We would like to acquire knowledge about the practical implementation of data policies in economic journals as well as about the experiences the editors made with their policies.
Regarding the conception of a publication related data archive (and that is a major aim of our project) as well as for the analysis of data policies, the opinion of the editors is highly important to us.
Responses are aggregated for analysis and made anonymous. Neither the IP address of the editors nor any personal data will be imparted to or evaluated by us.
Editors interested in the outcome of the survey might provide us with their e-mail address. After analyzing the data, a summary is send with the outcome of the survey.
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