‘Data2Paper’ is a ‘one-click’ process to streamline the data paper publication workflow. Metadata about a dataset (together with a link to the dataset itself) are transferred from a data repository, via a cloud-based helper app which allows the addition of methodological detail, to a relevant publisher as a data paper submission. The app leverages DataCite DOI and ORCID functionality to avoid data re-entry, saving time and avoiding errors. If accepted and published, subsequent details of the paper can be fed back to the repository to enrich the original record via ORCID functionality.
Data papers increase the opportunities for citation, improve the reproducibility of science through the dissemination of methodological information and also permit the release of negative results, thereby reducing repeat failures and increasing the efficiency of research resource utilization. Making the publication process as friction-free as possible incentivizes researchers to deposit their data in repositories and through data papers encourage and enable its sharing, verification and re-use. In addition, data papers themselves are first class research outputs.
Part of Jisc’s Research Data Spring initiative, Data2Paper is operated by a not-for-profit company Jemura. It has built on work done by the WDS-RDA Publishing Data Workflow Working Group on data publishing, run a survey for stakeholders to establish the baseline demand and is building a live end-to-end workflow for testing with real authors, data sets, repositories and journals. Partners for this phase include the University of Manchester, Mendeley Data and Elsevier with helpful input from ORCID, Figshare, Project THOR and SURF as well as expressions of interest from a wide range of publishers and repositories.
Scholix for Journal Entries
When a user is selecting which journal or archive to publish with using Data2Paper they have the option of viewing more details about any particular choice. This includes information provided by the publisher/archive host such as Open Access status, policies and licenses, editorial information and relevant APC details. Now, the system will also display the most recent data related articles for that journal culled from the OpenAIRE SCHOLIX hub.
Previously, the Data2Paper workflow ended when an article was submitted. Thereafter, the editorial and publication processes were outside the control of Data2paper so the workflow was left without proper closure. By using SCHOLIX, it’s possible to detect when an article has been published in the relevant journal which references the DataCite DOI held by Data2Paper, and thereby flag the article as “published”. Equally, if nothing happens after some time, user could be prompted to either chase the journal, or consider modifying the paper and resubmitting elsewhere. Having this closure also improves data management since the application can, after a suitable period, safely delete successful publication workflows since they will have served their purpose.
Data2Paper Scholix Integration. Blogpost by Ilaria Fava.