New Open Access Data Journal in Geosciences

Posted: July 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: journals | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on New Open Access Data Journal in Geosciences

The Royal Meteorological Society has partnered with Wiley and Sons to launch a the new Open Access Geoscience Data Journal.

Geoscience Data Journal is online-only and will publish short data papers (articles describing a dataset, giving details including collection, processing, software and file formats) covering topics ranging from weather and climate, to oceanography, atmospheric chemistry and geology. All published data papers will be linked to datasets deposited in approved data centres, which provide details of the collection, processing and file formatting of data and awarded DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers)

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Data Policies in Economic Journals: What Data Authors have to provide beside the Manuscript?

Posted: July 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: EDaWaX, Projects | Tags: , | Comments Off on Data Policies in Economic Journals: What Data Authors have to provide beside the Manuscript?

As mentioned in some of my previous blogposts we analyzed more than 140 economic scholarly journals regarding their data availability policies. It has been an interesting work checking the quality and the extend of these data policies.

In our sample (that was evaluated in 2011 by the German Economics Bräuninger, Haucap and Muck regarding the reputation and relevance of these journals) we were able to find 29 journals equipped with a data availability policy and 11 journals that own a so called “replication policy”.

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Thomson Reuters announces Start of „Data Citation Index“

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Data Sharing | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Thomson Reuters announces Start of „Data Citation Index“

Thomson Reuters, known for the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) or the Web of Knowledge, has announced to start a “data citation index (DCI).”

This new index will incorporate content from data sets and data studies deposited in over 80 established, curated repositories, from around the World, multidisciplinary coverage across social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences and arts and humanities.  The aim of the DCI is to facilitate the discovery, use and attribution and data studies, and link those data to peer reviewed literature.

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