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

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Tue Apr 30 10:11:15 EDT 2019

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On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 2:47 PM Usha Munshi <umunshi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Congratulations  Mark for taking over as Editor-in-Chief of DSJ.
> best wishes,
> Usha
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 8:58 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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