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DSJ Special Issue – Open Data and African Research

This Special Issue of the Data Science Journal (DSJ) aims to explore how, why, and to what end scientists in developing countries—particularly those in sub-Sahara Africa—share and reuse data, and whether these activities differ from the priorities, practices, and policies associated with research in other conditions. We seek to attract papers that capture the challenges of conducting research in low-resourced environments and the innovative ways in which scientists overcome these challenges and produce/disseminate/use data (whether in digital or other formats). We would be happy to discuss possible contributions with prospective authors over email.

Provisional Timetable
Invitation of Submission of Abstract (500 words): 1 September 2016
Deadline for Submissions: 20 December 2016
Reviewers’ Feedback to Authors: 30 March 2017
Deadline for Submission of Revised Papers: 15 May 2017
Potential Publication: July/August 2017

Louise Bezuidenhout (University of Witwatersrand and Notre Dame)
Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)
Brian Rappert (University of Exeter)

The DSJ is produced by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology, and has a range of submission types, including standard articles (up to 8,000 words). It speaks to a range of audiences, including researchers across the physical, life, and social sciences, and provides inexpensive Open Access publication options.