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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-25T09:22:29Z
dc.date.available2020-03-25T09:22:29Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-01
dc.identifier.citationThelwall, M. (2020) Data in brief: Can a mega-journal for data be useful? Scientometrics (in press)en
dc.identifier.issn0138-9130en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623160
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Springer in Scientometrics (in press). The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstractAs part of the current move towards open science, there is increasing pressure for scientists to share their research data. In support of this, several journals only publish descriptions of data generated from research: data papers. It is not clear whether this service encourages data reuse, however. This article assesses the prevalence and impact of the largest such journal, Data in Brief, comparing it with 24 other general or specialist data journals. The results show that Data in Brief became the largest data journal in 2016 and that its papers attracted over five Mendeley readers each, within a year of publication, as well as a non-trivial amount of citations. Its papers have been cited for relevance or facts contained in them in addition to acknowledging the reuse of associated datasets in about 1% of cases. Some papers describe electronic dataset whereas other papers embedded the tables or images that formed the shared data. Overall, the journal seems to make a positive contribution to science by enabling access to multiple types of data, even though its papers rarely lead to data reuse.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.springer.com/journal/11192en
dc.subjectcitation analysisen
dc.subjectopen scienceen
dc.subjectdata sharingen
dc.subjectdata journalsen
dc.subjectdata papersen
dc.subjectdata in briefen
dc.titleData in brief: Can a mega-journal for data be useful?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalScientometricsen
dc.date.updated2020-03-24T19:55:48Z
dc.date.accepted2020-03-24
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW25032020MTen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-03-24en
refterms.dateFCD2020-03-25T09:21:49Z
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