Call for Papers - Special Issue "20 Years of Persistent Identifiers"

09 Jun 2016

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Dear colleagues,
we would like to invite you to consider publishing some of your work in
an upcoming Special Issue of the Data Science Journal (DSJ)
under the topic "20 Years of Persistent
Identifiers - Where do we go next?". The submission deadline is 31
August 2016.
Persistent identifiers (PID) for scholarly resources have been around
now for more than 20 years. Since the initial launch of the
we have seen a proliferation of PID into many use cases. Some PID
systems have become established parts of the science information
infrastructure, in other areas we are seeing work in progress, and new
use cases being proposed. In addition to the PID use cases a number of
critical questions arise. These include:
* What progress has been made - what works and what lessons have we learned?
* Are there key gaps in the ways that research outputs are structured,
accredited and exposed?
* How are issues of interoperability between different PID systems to be
handled, and what are the implications of doing so?
* How do we ensure trust in PIDs and their long-term sustainability?
What is the relationship between PIDs, metrics and data quality?
* What are the roles of the various stakeholders, e.g. funders,
publishers, researchers, learned societies, repository managers?
Areas of discussion in this issue include:
* Usage of PIDs within and across disciplines (e.g. earth sciences, life
sciences, medicine, digital humanities, cultural heritage)
* New use cases (e.g. provenance, dynamic data, fine-grained access,
reference, credit, metrics, quality, standards)
* Communities of practice and governance around PID systems
* New forms of scholarly output, communication, linked data and business
Important Dates:
* Deadline for paper submissions: 31 August 2016
* Editor's decision: 1 November 2016
* Deadline for revisions: 15 December 2016
* Publication: Early 2017
DSJ is an electronic open access journal and charges moderate article
processing charges (APC) of 350 GBP for full papers
runs an article-based workflow, so if some authors abide by the
deadlines but others don't, the former will still be able to see their
papers published online as soon as they are ready.
Please contact one of the Guest Editors if you need any further information:
Fiona Murphy (***@***.***)
Jens Klump (***@***.***)
Mark Parsons (***@***.***)
Tobias Weigel (***@***.***)
We are looking forward to your contribution to this special issue "20
Years of Persistent Identifiers".
Information on the call and the journal is also available online:
Best regards,
Tobias, Fiona, Jens and Mark
Tobias Weigel
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