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Is This the Moment for Data Journals? Hearing from the Editors

Is This the Moment for Data Journals? Hearing from the Editors Online

Data journals publish short articles which focus on the dataset, unlike traditional papers.  This allows the creators of open datasets to describe their work and gain credit for it.  It also gives users of secondary data valuable context and information about the dataset's re-use potential.

In this session, editors of two very different data journals (The Journal of Open Humanities Data and Biodiversity Data Journalexplain the background and mission for their titles and their common aims, challenges and approaches to open research.  We'll also consider whether there is a growing need for data journals with open data mandates from funders such as NIH and the greater efficiencies that using secondary datasets can bring. 

The Chair for the session will be Professor Youngim Jung, Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI). 

Dr. Barbara McGillivray is Lecturer in Digital Humanities and Cultural Computation at King's College London and Turing Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute. She is passionate about supporting open data in humanities research and has been editor-in-chief of the Journal of Open Humanities Data since 2019. 

Dr. Vince Smith is a researcher leader and Head of Digital, Data and Informatics at the Natural History Museum. He coordinates a series of digital programme with partners worldwide, including NHM OpenData portal, and various UKRI and EC-funded initiatives, including DISSCo UK and SYTHESYS.  As an Editor-In-Chief of the Biodiversity Data Journal, Vince has a long-standing interest in open access and open science.  For over a decade, Vince has been in close collaboration with the journal's publisher, Pensoft, who have been working to incentivise the publication of structured biodiversity data. 



Open Research Week is supported by the Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) awarded by The Wellcome Trust to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool 

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Monday, March 13, 2023
10:00am - 11:00am
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