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Change rule for year in dataset citation

Following our meeting (6 March) I have discussed with my colleagues the proposed solution and we have agreed to request you to implement it. We have also checked that all datasets in Kappa have correct metadata in this respect.

 

Hence this formal request to change the rule for dataset citation regarding the year following copyright title as follows:

Use the “Edition year” if available; if not available, use the calculated year.

 

<copyright title> (<year>), "<default parent subcollection main title>: <dataset main title", <default parent top collection main title> (database).

doi: http://dx.doi.org/<doiprefix>/<doisuffix>

(Accessed on dd month yyyy)

 

Expected behaviour with the new rule :

  • Dataset updating typically don’t have an Edition year in Kappa, so the citation would use the calculated year (i.e. citation would be the same as of today)
  • Dataset edition should have an Edition year in Kappa, so the citation would use the Edition year instead of the calculated year (i.e. citation would be improved compared to today)
  • If needed, we can add an Edition year to dataset updating (e.g. those not updated frequently), so the citation would use the Edition year instead of the calculated year (i.e. more flexibility to answer special requests from Directorates)
  • No change for Dataset archives which have a separate rule (i.e. citation use publication date)

 

 

Examples:

 

Citation for Dataset updating unchanged:

OECD (2018), "Fisheries: Fisheries support estimates", OECD Agriculture Statistics (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/ade64fdc-en (accessed on 19 March 2018).

 

Citation for Dataset edition under old rule:

OECD (2018), "Agricultural support estimates (Edition 2017)", OECD Agriculture Statistics (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/545b3853-en (accessed on 19 March 2018).

 

Citation for Dataset edition under new rule:

OECD (2017), "Agricultural support estimates (Edition 2017)", OECD Agriculture Statistics (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/545b3853-en (accessed on 19 March 2018).

 

Many thanks in advance!

 

Ludivine

  • Ludivine Baudouin
  • Mar 22 2018
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  • Ludivine Baudouin commented
    17 May 13:31

    bonjour, any news on this?

    we have already added the relevant metadata in Kappa to make the best use of this new rule...

    many thanks

  • Ludivine Baudouin commented
    26 Sep 13:37

    hello, any reason this is not planned yet? it's been agreed by all parties