In the UO Science Library blog I try to highlight new open access science journals as I hear about them. If one looks relevant to innovations in visualizing, preserving, presenting or sharing data, I’ll also include them here.
Here’s a recently launched journal that is focused on “big data” studies, and will be waiving the article processing charge for all articles published during the first year.
GigaScience aims to revolutionize data dissemination, organization, understanding, and use. An online open-access open-data journal, we publish ‘big-data’ studies from the entire spectrum of life and biomedical sciences. To achieve our goals, the journal has a novel publication format: one that links standard manuscript publication with an extensive database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and cloud-computing resources.
Our scope covers not just ‘omic’ type data and the fields of high-throughput biology currently serviced by large public repositories, but also the growing range of more difficult-to-access data, such as imaging, neuroscience, ecology, cohort data, systems biology and other new types of large-scale sharable data.