JA 2 - THE REFERENCING OF GEOPHYSICAL DATA PRODUCTS: THE ROLE OF DOIs (IAGA, IAMAS, IAPSO)

Convenor – Masahito Nose
Co-convenors - Alena Rybkina, Simon Flower Yasuhiro Murayama and Marcello Vichi

Recent electronic journals are published with DOI (digital object identifier) such as doi:10.1029/2012SW000785. DOI is a persistent name that is resolved into URL, where readers can obtain digital objects of the journal articles; for example, abstract, figures, and pdf files. The DOI system becomes popular these days so that DOI is ordinarily indicated in references and citations. The next development of the DOI system is to extend it to database. When a DOI is minted to a dataset, it becomes possible for researchers to cite the dataset used in a scientific publication by indicating the DOIs (data citation). Data citation provides data contributors and data centers with much benefit that they can gain proper credit, professional recognition, and rewards for their works in the same way as for traditional publications. It also improves the ability of researchers to replicate the results of experiments that others have made, knowing that they are working with identical data sets. Persistent identification and management of data and metadata, as well as linking between users and data suppliers/publishers, are emerging focal points of next-generation scholarly communications, especially about publishing, sharing, citing and reusing oceanographic, geomagnetic, aeronomical, meteorological and atmospheric data.

This session solicits contributions presenting plans and actual practices of DOI-minting to scientific data, data citation, and also possible related topics, regarding observational, experimental, simulation, and theoretical computation data.