Citation of research data for linguistic publications
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Meeting agenda: The main goal of this meeting is to edit a section on data citation to be integrated into existing style sheets for linguistics (i.e. the Unified Style Sheet for Linguistics and the Generic Style Rules for Linguistics) that are currently widely used but do not contain guidance for citing data. More specifically, based on existing initiatives such as CLARIN NL, the data citation section will contain guidelines regarding formats for in-text citations, reference lists and numbered examples, with a careful selection of examples to make it relevant to all subfields of linguistics. The data citation section will also address the question of granularity, i.e. the citation of single file vs. subset vs. full dataset. Another goal of the meeting is to decide on how to disseminate the style sheet in relevant communities (i.e. publishers, archives, researchers). Publishers will benefit from this by having a ready-made section to incorporate into their author guidelines, archives will learn which metadata are crucial on the dataset post in order for it to be properly citable, and researchers will 1) know how to cite their data in the case author guidelines do not contain any information, and 2) know more about what to require from the archive they select for archiving their data.