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REMINDER: Tromsø Recommendations outreach Email-a-thon: Join us online next week!

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    Dear LDIG members,
    We are writing to invite you to join us for an online synchronous
    email-a-thon to publicize the Tromsø Recommendations for the Citation of
    Research Data in Linguistics
    to linguistics journal editors!
    As you know, editors of linguistics journals hold a lot of power when it
    comes to setting and maintaining standards for good data practices in
    research and scholarly publications. The Tromsø Recommendations are a tool
    that editors can use to encourage appropriate data citation in the articles
    they publish. The problem is that many editors don’t know about the Tromsø
    Recommendations yet…so let’s tell them! (Information about the Tromsø
    Recommendations is provided at the bottom of this email)
    During two days in early November, we will host two-hour Zoom meetings
    where you can join us in writing to the editors of your favorite
    linguistics journals. We have already created some email templates
    to use, and we are currently assembling a list of the top journals in our
    field that will be available to you during the Email-a-thons. Please mark
    your calendars now:
    Tuesday, November 1, 17:00-19:00 UTC (best if you are in Europe, Americas,
    or Africa)

    Find corresponding day/time in your city

    Los Angeles: 10:00-12:00

    New York: 13:00-15:00

    Rio de Janeiro: 14:00-16:00

    London: 17:00-19:00

    Paris: 18:00-20:00

    Cape Town: 19:00-21:00
    Thursday November 3, 5:00-7:00 UTC (best if you are in Africa, Asia,
    Australia, or the Pacific)

    Find corresponding day/time in your city

    Cape Town: 7:00-9:00

    Nairobi: 8:00-10:00

    Singapore: 13:00-15:00

    Tokyo: 14:00-16:00

    Sydney: 16:00-18:00

    Honolulu: 19:00-21:00 (Wednesday November 2)
    Zoom meeting link:
    Meeting ID: 960 8354 3716
    Passcode: 501202
    Please set aside some time to join us in our efforts to publicize the Tromsø
    Recommendations and educate journal editors about this useful tool for
    authors. Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward
    to seeing you online!
    Helene N. Andreassen, Andrea Berez-Kroeker and Lindsay Ferrara
    Co-Chairs, Linguistic Data Interest Group
    Research Data Alliance
    About the Tromsø Recommendations
    Language and linguistics datasets are often not cited, or cited
    imprecisely, because of confusion surrounding the proper methods for citing
    them. For the use of researchers and scholars in the field working with
    datasets, we propose components of data citation for referencing language
    data, both in the bibliography and in the text of linguistics publications.
    The intended audience for these recommendations consists of i) academic
    publishers, ii) resource providers (e.g. repositories, archives), iii)
    researchers citing data, and iv) researchers making data management plans,
    developing and depositing data, and preparing metadata. Academic publishers
    will have the opportunity to add these recommendations to their author
    guidelines for citation. Resource providers will learn which metadata and
    citation elements are crucial in order for data to be properly citable.
    Researchers using data in their publication will know how to cite these
    data in case publisher guidelines are underspecified. Researchers
    depositing data in a repository will know more about what metadata they
    should provide in order to publish their data so as to make them citable.
    As each journal may have its own stylistic conventions, we do not address
    specific formats or citation styles, but rather elements of citations;
    however, for journals or repositories seeking to update their data citation
    guidance, we hope this document will be helpful. Furthermore, these
    recommendations are intended to be only guidelines, as we cannot account
    for every possibility here. This guidance is based on the Austin Principles
    , the FORCE11
    and Research Data Alliance Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles
    , and the Reproducible
    Research in Linguistics position statement
    These recommendations were endorsed as a Supporting Output of the Research
    Data Alliance in 2020.

    Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
    Director, Kaipuleohone UH Digital Language Archive
    Cooperating Graduate Faculty, Department of Second Language Studies
    Affiliate, Center for Pacific Island Studies
    Respectfully acknowledging that we live
    and work on the land of the Hawaiian people.
    Office hour appointments:
    Pronouns: she/her.

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