Call for submissions to the JeSLIB Special Issue: “Data Curation in Practice”

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Julie Goldman

Jan 25, 2021, 12:04:50 PMJan 25
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Announcing a partnership between the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) and the Data Curation Network (DCN)! 

Call for submissions to the JeSLIB Special Issue: “Data Curation in Practice” is now open. 

For complete information visit the DCN Blog Announcement 


Share your data curation expertise, ideas, and experiences!

Funders and research communities increasingly require that data sets arising from sponsored research must be preserved and shared, and many publishers either require or encourage that data sets accompanying articles are made available for reuse and reproducibility through a publicly accessible repository. Simply sharing the data on a website is not enough to ensure it’s potential reuse - the data must be curated. Increasingly, data specialists are called upon to check submissions, understand the data, augment metadata, and work with researchers to publish a robust data package. In short, curators are tasked with making data FAIR through a variety of approaches.    

In this Special Issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship, to be published in August 2021, the editors are looking for articles on how information professionals are implementing data curation practices, workflows for institutions and repositories, ideas and sparks for improving data curation practices, and more. All submissions are subject to peer-review based on article type. The issue will have a board of Data Curation Network guest editors: Jake Carlson, University of Michigan, Hannah Hadley, Penn State University, Lisa Johnston, University of Minnesota, and Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Association of Research Libraries.

This special issue will be followed by an ongoing column on featured data curation practices. 

Anyone wishing to submit an article should visit the Author Guidelines for more information. Additionally, an author may email any of the guest editors to discuss an idea. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Data curation primers and primer updates to previously published primers
  • Data curation best practices 
  • Curation case studies for specific data types and/or formats
  • Tool reviews (such as the Excel Archival Tool, STATtransfer, HashMyFiles, etc.)
  • Real-life curation workflows 
  • Data Sparks: Exploratory ideas and pilot projects for more effectively curating data 
  • Incorporating ethical considerations into curation practices

We are also interested in a variety formats of publications, such as:

  • Videos
  • Images/Models/Workflow diagrams
  • Code 
  • Texts/manuscripts 

The submission deadline for full articles is March 25, 2021, with acceptance notification around May 19, 2021.

For complete information visit the DCN Blog Announcement


JeSLIB Editorial Team

Regina Raboin, Editor-in-Chief
Sally Gore, Associate Editor
Lisa Palmer, Distribution Editor
Julie Goldman, Managing Editor

Data Curation Network Guest Editors

Jake Carlson, University of Michigan
Hannah Hadley, Penn State University
Lisa Johnston, University of Minnesota
Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Association of Research Libraries 

Julie Goldman

Feb 24, 2021, 10:35:50 AMFeb 24
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This is a reminder that submissions to the JeSLIB Special Issue: “Data Curation in Practice” are due March 25, 2021! We hope to hear from you.

Julie Goldman

Mar 25, 2021, 12:36:26 AMMar 25
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JeSLIB has extended the submission date for the Special Issue: “Data Curation in Practice”

Submissions are now due April 8, 2021.

Please contact us with any questions!

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