Special Issue on “Geoscience Papers of the Future”
Call for Papers
Geoscience Papers of the Future are the subject of a Special Issue of the AGU's new Earth and Space Science journal.
The call for papers for the Special Issue can be found here.
We are happy to announce the launching of another special issue:
Several articles have been accepted to the special issue, they are exemplars of how to follow best practices in different geosciences disciplines. We highlight a few here:
- Towards the Geoscience Paper of the Future: Best Practices for Documenting and Sharing Research from Data to Software to Provenance. Yolanda Gil, Cédric H. David, Ibrahim Demir, Bakinam T. Essawy, Robinson W. Fulweiler, Jonathan L. Goodall, Leif Karlstrom, Huikyo Lee, Heath J. Mills, Ji‐Hyun Oh, Suzanne A. Pierce, Allen Pope, Mimi W. Tzeng, Sandra R. Villamizar, and Xuan Yu. DOI: 10.1002/2015EA000136
- Reproducibly estimating and evaluating supraglacial lake depth with Landsat 8 and other multispectral sensors. Allen Pope. DOI: 10.1002/2015EA000125
- A decade of RAPID—Reflections on the development of an open source geoscience code. Cédric H. David, James S. Famiglietti, Zong‐Liang Yang, Florence Habets, David R. Maidment. DOI: 10.1002/2015EA000142
- Open science in practice: Learning integrated modeling of coupled surface‐subsurface flow processes from scratch. Xuan Yu, Christopher J. Duffy, Alain N. Rousseau, Gopal Bhatt, Álvaro Pardo Álvarez, Dominique Charron. DOI: 10.1002/2015EA000155
- Server‐side workflow execution using data grid technology for reproducible analyses of data‐intensive hydrologic systems. Bakinam T. Essawy, Jonathan L. Goodall, Hao Xu, Arcot Rajasekar, James D. Myers, Tracy A. Kugler, Mirza M. Billah, Mary C. Whitton, Reagan W. Moore. DOI: 10.1002/2015EA000139
- A Workflow for Reproducing Mean Benthic Gas Fluxes. Robinson W. Fulweiler, Hollie E. Emery, and Timothy J. Maguire. DOI: 10.1002/2015EA000158
- Data processing for a small‐scale long‐term coastal ocean observing system near Mobile Bay, Alabama. Mimi W. Tzeng, Brian Dzwonkowski, Kyeong Park. DOI: 10.1002/2016EA000188
- Optimization of river network representation data models for web‐based systems. Ibrahim Demir, Robert Szczepanek. DOI: 10.1002/2016EA000224
- Reproducible, component‐based modeling with TopoFlow, a spatial hydrologic modeling toolkit. Scott D. Peckham, Maria Stoica, Elchin Jafarov, Abraham Endalamaw, W. Robert Bolton. DOI: 10.1002/2016EA000237
In addition to the review criteria used by Earth and Space Science reviewers, the reviewers of this special issue we suggest that they be asked to provide feedback on the following criteria:
- Documentation of the datasets: Adequate descriptions of datasets, their publication in public repositories, and their accessibility through persistent identifiers.
- Documentation of software: Adequate descriptions of all software used (including pre-processing of data, visualization steps, etc), their publication in public repositories, and their accessibility through persistent identifiers.
- Documentation of the provenance of results: Adequate descriptions of the provenance for each result and finding, linked to software and data descriptions.
Note that some papers will have good reasons for limiting the information provided (e.g. the data is from third parties and not openly available, etc), and in that case the papers would document those reasons.
Submissions will be in two categories:
- Research articles (up to 25 AGU publication units) for research with a clear novel contribution.
- Technical reports (up to 13 AGU publication units) for those studies focusing on various aspects of making research reproducible; either based on published studies, or emphasizing the full description of their methods.
where a publication unit is either 500 words of text, or a table, or a figure.
Detailed instructions for authors and publication fees and length guidelines can be found in the journal web site.
Submissions open: July 1, 2015
January 1, 2016 Extended to October 31, 2016
Frequently asked questions by potential authors are answered here.