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About

How will the scientific method evolve in the 21st century? What new methods for scientifc publishing in the engineering sciences will be established in the coming years? The answers to these questions will be discussed in ing.grid, a peer-reviewed open access journal providing a forum for engineers of all disciplines concerned with data management to share and discuss experience, data sets and technologies. The journal bridges a gap in engineering sciences offering a platform and recognition for sound scientific practice in generating research data, developing reusable tools for processing that data and curating the data to make it findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). ing.grid addresses seven core topics: data literacy, data infrastructure, data governance, data economics, data ethics, data sets and data management software. Using a hybrid peer review process including single blind peer review and community peer review, ing.grid fosters open discussion and exchange in the engineering community on all issues related to data management and gives scientific credit by publishing contributions treating all endeavours regarding FAIR data management.


Focus and Scope

ing.grid promotes seven core aspects of data management:

(i)            data literacy

(ii)           data infrastructure

(iii)          data governance

(iv)          data economics

(v)           data ethics

(vi)          data sets

(vii)        data management software

 

Data literacy is a core competence of the contemporary engineer. It is necessary to both integrate it into engineering curricula from the very beginning of training and offer opportunities for continuous training for qualified engineers. Education concepts for data literacy are a core content of the journal.

Data infrastructure includes all tools required by engineers working in the data rich environment of research and industry. Adequate tools for working with research data when solving engineering problems need to be developed. The journal publishes the blueprints of these tools.

Data governance is conditional for the utility of data. Only with sound governance concepts and accessible curation is collaboration facilitated for generating, processing, analysing and sustainably maintaining data. The governance concepts and curation strategies are presented in the journal.

SCOPE

ing.grid accepts a triumvirate of submissions:

(i)            articles and tutorials

(ii)           datasets and APIs

(iii)          software.

Each of these types of submission relies on supplementary material from the other two.

Manuscripts cover best practice examples of data management techniques, workflows and operationalization as well as collaboration and interdisciplinary research. Articles may also contain education concepts for teaching data literacy in all stages of an engineering career. In all cases, submissions should include minimal examples of utilized research software and sample data or course material respectively.

Data sets are collections of data assembled for a clear scientific purpose using a sound scientific practice (e.g., measurements or experiments) with value to the engineering research community. They need to be published in an accessible data repository specified by the journal. Submissions of data sets must include a data descriptor. Data descriptors are articles which offer a detailed description of the research dataset, the method for generating or gathering the data as well as a technical analysis evaluating the quality of measurements. Data set and data descriptor must be linked with one another using PID. Supplementary material may include a minimal software example to illustrate generation and/or processing of the data set.

Research software submissions consist of contained stand-alone software modules written for the purpose of facilitating engineering research. The published software offerstechnological solutions to problems arising in RDM of practical engineering research. They should further include documentation in the form of a user manual and a sample data set for demonstrating the functionality of the software module. The software needs to have been published in a software repository and referenced in the submitted software manual using a PID. Supplementary material may include tutorials for enabling users to acquire the knowledge of how to use the published software.




Peer Review

ing.grid is committed to open science and operates an open peer review policy. Submitted articles are published on the ing.grid preprint server where both the referees and the community can submit comments. After the article is accepted by the referees, the review discussion comments are made available and marked with a DOI to ensure transparency of the review process.






Licences

ing.grid allows the following licences for submission:

  • Copyright
    © the author(s). All rights reserved.
  • CC BY 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-ND 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-SA 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


Publication Fees

ing.grid is an open access journal and requires no article processing charges (APCs).


Publication Cycle

This journal published continuously all year round/publishes in issues every x months.

Sections

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