Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal

  • Smith V
  • Georgiev T
  • Stoev P
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Abstract

Driven by changes to policies of governments and funding agencies, Open Access to content and data is quickly becoming the prevailing model in academic publishing. Open Access benefits scientists with greater dissemination and citation of their work, and provides society as a whole with access to the latest research. Open Access is, however, only one facet of scholarly communication. Core scientific statements or assertions are intertwined and hidden in the scholarly narratives, and the data underlying these statements are often obscured to the point that replication of results is impossible (Nature Editorial 2012). This is in part a result of the way scientific papers are written as narratives, rather than sources of data.

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Authors

  • Vincent Smith

  • Teodor Georgiev

  • Pavel Stoev

  • Jordan Biserkov

  • Jeremy Miller

  • Laurence Livermore

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