J7.5 Publishers' Policies for Data Citation: Do they Ease Data Discovery and Use?

Thursday, 14 January 2016: 2:30 PM
Room 340/341 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Christine Sherratt, MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; and C. Malinowski

For decades, publisher policies have guided scientists on how to cite publications they use in their work. Now, with increased attention to the importance of data they use and create, many publishers have adopted policies for data citation. The intent is that data citation will credit those who create data, and better enable data discovery and use. In this paper we explore data citation practices of MIT authors in atmospheric sciences. Through interviews with research groups and a study of data citation in their publications, we seek to understand the types of data used and how these researchers discover, cite and store data they use and/or create.
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