The CODATA Data Science Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal, publishing papers on the management, dissemination, use and reuse of research data and databases across all research domains, including science, technology, the humanities and the arts. The scope of the journal includes descriptions of data systems, their implementations and their publication, applications, infrastructures, software, legal, reproducibility and transparency issues, the availability and usability of complex datasets, and with a particular focus on the principles, policies and practices for open data.
All data is in scope, whether born digital or converted from other sources.
This Special Issue aims to explore how, why, and to what end scientists in developing countries, and particularly those in sub-Sahara Africa, share and re-use data, and whether these activities differ from the priorities, practices, and policies associated with research in other conditions. We seek to attract papers that capture the challenges of conducting research in low-resourced environments and the innovative ways in which scientists overcome these challenges and produce/disseminate/use data (whether in digital or other formats). We would be happy to discuss possible contributions with prospective authors over email.
Louise Bezuidenhout (University of Witwatersrand and Notre Dame)
Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)
Brian Rappert (University of Exeter)
Invitation of Submission of Abstract (500 words): 1 September 2016
Deadline for Submissions: 20 December 2016
Download the full call for papers here.
Posted on 04 Jul 2016
Special Issue “20 Years Persistent Identifiers”
Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2016
Persistent identifiers (PID) for scholarly resources have been around now for more than 20 years. Since the initial launch of the Handle.net we have seen a proliferation of PID into many use cases. Some PID systems have become established parts of the science information infrastructure, in other areas we are seeing work in progress, and new use cases being proposed. Read more...
Posted on 06 Jun 2016