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Data citation refers to the practice of providing a reference to data in the same way as researchers routinely provide a bibliographic reference to printed resources. The need to cite data is starting to be recognised as one of the key practices underpinning the recognition of data as a primary research output rather than as a by-product of research. While data has often been shared in the past, it is rarely, if ever, cited in the same way as a journal article or other publication might be. If datasets were cited, they would achieve a validity and significance within the cycle of activities associated with scholarly communications and recognition of scholarly effort. (Excerpt from this source)

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Metadata related to 'data citation' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'data citation': 14 (0.8% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'data citation' across all Ariadne articles: 47
  • Average number of references to 'data citation' per Ariadne article: 3.36
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'data citation': 2010-07
  • Trending factor of 'data citation': 34 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'data citation':

  1. alex ball (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. david walton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. roy lowry (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. sarah callaghan (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. andrew cox (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Data Citation and Publication by NERC’s Environmental Data Centres

Sarah Callaghan, Roy Lowry, David Walton and members of the Natural Environment Research Council Science Information Strategy Data Citation and Publication Project team describe their work in NERC’s Environmental Data Centres.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

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