orw 2023

Open Research Week 2023: Is This the Moment for Data Journals? Hearing from Editors

10:00am - 11:00am / Monday 13th March 2023
Type: Webinar / Category: Research / Series: Open Research Week
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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 Journal) explain 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

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.

Open Research Week is a series of events organised by Edge Hill University, the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, which aims to discuss new, developing and current practice in all things Open Research.

All events are free and you can register for each event individually. Each event will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend, please sign up and these recordings will be sent out in due course.