Earth Science Preprints - Ideas and Action Items

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Technical Infrastructure

ESIP does not intend to host the physical infrastructure of Earth science preprints. Rather, we'd like to work with our community partners to leverage free and open-source software/infrastructure. With the growing interest in preprints several options have emerged: http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Pre_Print_Services We are currently leaning toward the Center for Open Science's system coupled with the PLOS QA system. ...more »

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Earth Science Preprints - Ideas and Action Items

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Roadmap and Action Items

Having objectives and milestones will help focus discussions and move the entire process forward. What are these milestones? What is a reasonable timeframe? Here are a couple of suggestions. 1.) Gather commitments from other societies (e.g. AGU, EGU, GSA, Geoscience World) to join with the ESIP Preprint Cluster as an initial advisory board (deadline: October) 2.) Generate by-laws and initial set of tasks for advisory ...more »

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Earth Science Preprints - Ideas and Action Items

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A Preprint System Should...

There are a number of publication options currently available in the Earth sciences. To be truly successful a new preprint system needs to add value. The following ideas have emerged from ESIP Preprint Cluster discussions. What is missing? An Earth Science preprint system needs to: 1.) Accept null result papers that are not currently being accepted elsewhere 2.) Capture less formal types of publications - e.g. best ...more »

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What does governance look like?

You could do your own pre-print service. Any society can. But we need to think bigger. What we really need to do is build the social side. By combining our efforts into a common pre-print service we can grow this more quickly and realize its potential that much sooner for all Earth scientists. And we can do so with a nimble governance team where each society's interests are valued. But, what does that governance team ...more »

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Preprints not just for "sexy science"... but real science. Null results, confirmation studies, data, methods.

One of the ways a preprint service can help disrupt and refactor academic publishing is by including research results that are important to science but which are left under the bus by current publishers: null results, confirmation studies, data, methods. It's not a new idea... but even the publishers who claim to want to do this somehow... DONT actually do so. What types of science information should be included in ...more »

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