Recommendation Title: Bibliometric Indicators for Data Publishing
Impact: Improves quality and frequency of data citations, resulting in an increase in availability, quality of data.
Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University
Sarah Callaghan, British Atmospheric Data Centre
The overall objective of this working group is to conceptualize data metrics and corresponding services that are suitable to overcome existing barriers in data quality. The outcome will likely initiate a cultural change among scientists, thus encouraging more and better data citations, augmenting the overall availability and quality of research data, increasing data discoverability and reuse, and facilitating the reproducibility of research results.
Bibliometric indicators are essential to obtain quantitative measures for the assessment of the quality of research and researchers and the impact of research products.