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Monday, July 16, 2012

New Geoscience Data Journal

The Royal Meteorological Society has partnered with Wiley to publish an open access journal which "will publish short, earth science data papers cross-linked to datasets that have been deposited in approved data centres and awarded DOIs."

From the announcement:
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, which provide details of the collection, processing and file formatting of data.

“Issues around provenance, curation, recognition and discovery of data have always been important, but never as much as over recent years,” said Professor Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society. “Being able to publish data in a peer-reviewed journal not only helps to address many of these challenges, but for the first time will help to recognise the contribution that data and those scientists that work with data make to the wider community.” 
The journal is now accepting papers.  You can find out more information here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.

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