[Wg-economics-advisory] Data Journals - Could we have them in Economics?

Velichka Dimitrova velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org
Tue May 7 15:04:36 UTC 2013

Thank you all for these contributions, I will have these in mind. We look
forward to having a longer discussion during the forthcoming workshop and
consider set-ups costs and framework of a possible data journal in
economics and with the input of Brian Hole.

Please see the draft programme on the event webpage:

If you can attend but have not told us yet, please let us know!

Best wishes

Velichka Dimitrova
Open Economics Project Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
http://okfn.org | http://openeconomics.net

On 2 May 2013 03:31, <hbrunner at adb.org> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Thanks Velichka for this interesting contribution. The basic idea of
> having a data journal in economics is well worth pursuing, and that is a
> proposal that should on the agenda of the Cambridge MA meeting. Any journal
> should be with a very reputable publisher and needs a top class editorial
> board with strong participation of US members. Such data journal could well
> be of value for policy makers practicing in the field of economic
> development. To avoid reputational loss of an 'economic data journal', may
> be those authors that get accepted, would need to cross-publish an
> analytical article based on the data in some other top-tier economics
> journal.For instance, anyone publishing work supported by an institution
> like ADB, would be required to cross-publish data details in the data
> journal.
> Best wishes
> Hans-Peter
> Hans-Peter Brunner
> Senior Economist, Regional Economic Integration
> Asian Development Bank
> Tel  (632) 632 4159
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> From:        Velichka Dimitrova <velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org>
> To:        wg-economics-advisory at lists.okfn.org,
> Date:        01/05/2013 08:14 PM
> Subject:        [Wg-economics-advisory] Data Journals - Could we have
> them in        Economics?
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> ------------------------------
> Dear all,
> You may be familiar with data journals: peer-reviewed publications of
> datasets containing about two pages of a description about the origin of
> the data and methodology in compiling it (see the attached short document
> from Ubiquity Press for some background).
> Data journals are being implemented in other academic disciplines like
> biodiversity and archeology. They create additional reputation incentives
> for researchers to provide their data along with useful and structured
> metadata for others.
> As Advisory Panel members, we would like to ask about your general opinion
> on data journals and whether they could have any application in economics
> and the social sciences?
>    - Would there be an opportunity to develop data publications and data
>    journals in economics? Are the underlying conditions present? Are there
>    particular economics fields which can make use of them?
>    - What are the arguments against having data journals in economics?
>    What are the reasons for not having data journals in your field?
> Please let us know if you have an opinion on this matter. Thank you for
> your input.
> Best wishes
> Velichka Dimitrova
> Open Economics Project Coordinator
> Open Knowledge Foundation
> *http://okfn.org* <http://okfn.org/> | *http://openeconomics.net*<http://openeconomics.net/>
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