Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-GI General Geosciences, Information Geosciences & Simulations

[M-GI23] Open Science as a New Paradigm: Research Data Sharing, Infrastructure, Scientific Communications, and Beyond

Wed. May 23, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 103 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yasuhiro Murayama(Strategic Program Produce Office, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Yasuhisa Kondo(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Baptiste Cecconi(LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, PSL Research University, 共同), Sean Toczko(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Chairperson:Cecconi Baptiste(LESIA - Observatoire de Paris), Toczko Sean(JAMSTEC)

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

[MGI23-03] Creating a culture for open sharing of preprints, posters, and meeting presentations in the Earth and space sciences

★Invited Papers

*Brooks Hanson1 (1.American Geophysical Union)

Keywords:Preprints, Open Science, Publishing

Studies of preprints, mostly arxiv.org in physics, have shown that these accelerate science and increase citations of papers posted there. New preprint servers have now emerged across most other disciplines. AGU has helped start a server in the Earth and space sciences, ESSOAr (Earth and space science open archive). ESSOAr includes an advisory board of many other societies including JPGU. One different aspect of ESSOAr is that posters can also be archived. As many as 50,000 posters are presented annually at geoscience conferences, and these represent a large amount of rich content, and effort, that is rarely preserved or credited. In the future, oral presentations may also be archived. Archiving these in ways that can be searched and mined for data would open up a key missing part of our science, provide credit, including for younger scientists who may not have other publications. Fostering use and growth of preprints in the Earth and space sciences will require some cultural changes. Unlike in physics, many journals will not consider or accept papers that have been already posted on preprint servers. Allowing and easing submission to ESSOAr from conferences and greater recognition of the value of preprints will help these cultural changes.