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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Volume 14, issue 5 | Copyright

Special issue: Climate of the past 2000 years: regional and trans-regional...

Clim. Past, 14, 593-600, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-593-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Technical note 03 May 2018

Technical note | 03 May 2018

Technical note: Open-paleo-data implementation pilot – the PAGES 2k special issue

Darrell S. Kaufman1 and PAGES 2k special-issue editorial team* Darrell S. Kaufman and PAGES 2k special-issue editorial team
  • 1School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA
  • *A full list of authors and their affiliations appears at the end of the paper.

Abstract. Data stewardship is an essential element of the publication process. Knowing how to enact data polices that are described only in general terms can be difficult, however. Examples are needed to model the implementation of open-data polices in actual studies. Here we explain the procedure used to attain a high and consistent level of data stewardship across a special issue of the journal Climate of the Past. We discuss the challenges related to (1) determining which data are essential for public archival, (2) using data generated by others, and (3) understanding data citations. We anticipate that open-data sharing in paleo sciences will accelerate as the advantages become more evident and as practices that reduce data loss become the accepted convention.

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We explain the procedure used to attain a high and consistent level of data stewardship across a special issue of the journal Climate of the Past. We discuss the challenges related to (1) determining which data are essential for public archival, (2) using data generated by others, and (3) understanding data citations. We anticipate that open-data sharing in paleo sciences will accelerate as the advantages become more evident and as practices that reduce data loss become the accepted convention.
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