[CODATA-international] Growing the Conversation on the Science of Data

Virendra M. Tiwari virendra.m.tiwari at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 09:06:17 EDT 2019

Congratulations and best wishes Mark!
Dr. Virendra M.Tiwari,
CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute,
Hyderabad, India -500 606
Phone:040-23434600(O); Fax: 040-23434651
Email: virendra.m.tiwari at gmail.com;director at ngri.res.in
Formerly Director, NCESS (MoES, GoI), Thiruvananthapuram

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 8:48 PM Asha CODATA <asha at codata.org> wrote:

> *CODATA is pleased to announce Mark Parsons as the new Editor-in-Chief of
> the Data Science Journal.*
> In his blog post, Mark writes: 'I am especially interested in helping DSJ
> build its niche as an influential journal of the ‘science of data’ in the
> sense that CODATA described it decades ago. We need more fora that
> encourage dialog across research and practice to understand all the issues
> around the socio-technical work necessary for data to be findable,
> accessible, interoperable, reusable, ethical, secure, etc.’ ...
> 'I have been a member of the DSJ editorial board since the journal moved
> to Ubiquity Press, and I have been impressed at how Sarah Callaghan and
> other editors have worked to increase the journal’s quality. I want to
> continue this momentum. I want to further bolster the review quality and
> also raise the possibility of open reviews. The nature of DSJ is that it
> often attracts submissions and requires reviews from practitioners who have
> much less of a mandate to publish than researchers. I believe practitioners
> should be encouraged to contribute (with research as well as practice
> papers), so we should do what we can to recognize and model excellent
> contributions in this area. ...
> 'Thanks to Sarah’s great work, DSJ has a bright future as submissions
> continue to increase in number and quality. DSJ was ahead of its time when
> it was founded in the 1990s. I am eager to explore how it can continue to
> push important conversations forward. I welcome all your ideas. Please tell
> me what you think. Better yet, tell the community through a submission to
> DSJ *https://datascience.codata.org/submit/start*/
> <https://datascience.codata.org/submit/start/> !
> Read more at *http://codata.org/blog/2019/04/29/mark-parsons-joins-codata-as-editor-in-chief-data-science-journal/
> <http://codata.org/blog/2019/04/29/mark-parsons-joins-codata-as-editor-in-chief-data-science-journal/>*
> *Mark replaces Sarah Callaghan, who has served since 2015, when the Data
> Science Journal was moved to its current platform with Ubiquity Press.*
> *Sarah writes:*
> 'In my four year tenure, I am very proud of the fact that 135 papers have
> been published, along with 6 Special Collections with another 5 Special
> Collections in the pipeline. The journal has grown more popular and is
> steadily publishing research that is more impactful as time goes on [*https://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=4700152809&tip=sid
> <https://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=4700152809&tip=sid>*], and
> this is a testament to the hard work of all involved – including our
> reviewers and authors.
> 'It is time for me to hand over the role of EiC to another, and it is with
> no small amount of sadness that I do so. Being EiC has been incredibly
> rewarding (and occasionally infuriating) and I have learned a great deal
> from it. I am very pleased to know that Mark Parsons is taking over the
> role, and know that the journal will be in safe, knowledgeable hands.
> 'It only remains for me to say my farewells and thank yous. Thank you to
> the authors, without whom there would be no articles to publish. A thousand
> thank yous to all my editors, reviewers, colleagues and friends – your
> efforts on behalf of the journal are deeply, deeply appreciated, as is your
> wisdom and expertise. I wish you all the very best for the future, and look
> forward to reading more excellent papers published in the DSJ!’
> Read more at *http://codata.org/blog/2019/04/29/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-fish-a-farewell-from-outgoing-data-science-journal-editor-in-chief-sarah-callaghan/
> <http://codata.org/blog/2019/04/29/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-fish-a-farewell-from-outgoing-data-science-journal-editor-in-chief-sarah-callaghan/> *
> Thanks,
> Asha
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