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Journal data sharing policies are moving the scientific community towards greater openness but clearly more work remains

Federer, Lisa (2018) Journal data sharing policies are moving the scientific community towards greater openness but clearly more work remains. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (14 Jun 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Data sharing is a key part of the drive towards greater openness in scientific research, allowing readers to reproduce and confirm an article's findings, or even reuse its data as part of a new study. Many journals have policies requiring researchers to share their data in full, with PLOS being a forerunner in this area. But how effective has the PLOS policy been in increasing the availability of data associated with articles? Lisa Federer reports on an analysis of the Data Availability Statements of more than 45,000 PLOS articles, finding that the ideal of open data is far from fully realised, with researchers’ use of repositories clearly an area for improvement.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4450 Databases
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 10:09
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90744

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