May 18, 2022

Achieving Human And Machine Accessibility Of Cited Data In Scholarly Publications (Preprint)

A new preprint (version 2) posted on PeerJ.


Achieving human and machine accessibility of cited data in scholarly publications


Joan Starr, Eleni Castro, Mercè Crosas, Michel Dumontier, Robert R. Downs, Ruth Duerr, Laurel Haak, Melissa Haendel, Ivan Herman, Simon Hodson, Joe Hourclé, John Ernest Kratz Jennifer Lin, Lars Holm Nielsen, Amy Nurnberger, Stefan Pröll, Andreas Rauber, Simone Sacchi, Arthur P. Smith, Michael Taylor, Tim Clark​


PeerJ Preprints (697v2)


This short article provides operational guidance on implementing scholarly data citation and data deposition, in conformance with the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles (JDDCP) to help achieve widespread, uniform human and machine accessibility of deposited data.

The JDDCP is the outcome of a cross-domain effort to establish core principles around cited data in scholarly publications. It deals with important issues in identification, deposition, description, accessibility, persistence, and evidential status of cited data. Eighty-five scholarly, governmental, and funding institutions have now endorsed the JDDCP. The purpose of this article is to provide the necessary guidance for JDDCP-endorsing organizations to implement these principles and to achieve their widespread adoption.

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The JDDCP was developed by Members of Force 11.

See Also: Force11 Resource and Tool Catalog 

The Force 11 Resource and Tool Catalog is a dynamic inventory of web-based scholarly resources, a collection of alternative publication systems; databases; organizations and groups; software; services; standards; formats; and training tools. The catalog enables the Force 11 scholarly community to not only add, edit, find and rate existing resources and tools but it will also help us use each other’s tools and resources in the best possible way to invent the future of e-scholarship.

150 resources are listed in the catalog of 12/16/2014.

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