RDA/WDS Publishing Data Bibliometrics WG Recommendations

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  RDA/WDS Publishing Data Bibliometrics Working Group

Recommendation Title: Bibliometric Indicators for Data Publishing

Impact: Improves quality and frequency of data citations, resulting in an increase in availability, quality of data.

Group Chairs:

Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University

Sarah Callaghan, British Atmospheric Data Centre


The overall objective of this working group is to conceptualize data metrics and corresponding services that are suitable to overcome existing barriers in data quality. The outcome will likely initiate a cultural change among scientists, thus encouraging more and better data citations, augmenting the overall availability and quality of research data, increasing data discoverability and reuse, and facilitating the reproducibility of research results.

Bibliometric indicators are essential to obtain quantitative measures for the assessment of the quality of research and researchers and the impact of research products. 


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