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A Meteorological Data Journal

Hewer, Fiona and Pepler, Sam (2009) A Meteorological Data Journal. In: RMetS conference 2009, 29 June - 2 July, Reading.

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The Overlay Journal Infrastructure for Meteorological Sciences (OJIMS) project developed the mechanisms and evaluated the business model that could support a new Journal of Meteorological Data. This work was supported by the Joint Information Systems Committee and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. The work of the OJIMS project is conducted by a partnership between the Royal Meteorological Society, the British Atmospheric Data Centre and the University of Leeds. This poster describes the results of a survey of scientists conducted by the Royal Meteorological Society to assess users’ views of the creation and operation of the proposed Journal of Meteorological Data. It also describes reactions to supervised run-throughs of a demo of the Journal of Meteorological Data. The survey and demo were conducted at the NCAS Conference in Bristol on 8-10 December 2008. The concept behind the Journal of Meteorological Data is to extend the scientific discipline of peer review to data. It received a strong positive response in the survey with 69% agreed that they would like to access data from an RMetS Journal. 67% agreed that they were more likely to deposit their data in a data centre if they could obtain academic credit through a data journal. Almost all respondents were users or creators of meteorological data of some kind. The only existing data journal in this area is aimed at all environmental sciences and 91% of respondents had never heard of it.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects:Data and Information
Meteorology and Climatology
ID Code:334
Deposited By:Sam pepler
Deposited On:17 Aug 2009 12:34
Last Modified:17 Aug 2009 12:34

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