Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Journal for Data Sharing from Nature Publish Group

I strongly approve of Nature Publishing Group's new journal that focuses on data sharing. This will do a lot of good! Sometimes, one has a nice data but suboptimal ways of sharing it, and a short paper that introduces the data set is a nice alternative to a mega-analysis with that data when one really wants to focus on the data itself for its own sake just to see what other people do with it. The barrier to have to see what one finds with the data shouldn't automatically have to be a barrier for publishing the data itself in a manner that is convenient for sharing and getting credit for hard work in assembling it.

(Tip of the cap to Sang Hoon Lee.)

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