ProQuest’s peer-reviewed, open access e-journal Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy (SSPP) is introducing a new data discovery tool to its Researcher’s Toolkit that enables users to search more than 3,000 records containing information on tens of thousands of public datasets from the U.S. federal government via data.gov. Now, the data, which is the output of more than 120 departments and agencies, will be easily discovered and integrated through SSPP.
“There are vast amounts of public sustainability data available. By adding this new tool to the Researcher’s Toolkit, Sustainability Datasets from U.S. government will make it easier for readers, researchers, and potential authors to unlock this massive store of information,” said Jim McGinty, Vice Chairman of Cambridge Information Group, ProQuest’s parent company, and advisor to SSPP. “This aligns with our larger goal to provide the research and policy-making community with free access to tools and resources that are critical to understanding and investigating sustainability issues. Ultimately, SSPP aims to significantly enhance scholarly communications.”
Sustainability Datasets from U.S. Government are part of the Data.gov Raw Data Catalog, under the Open Government Initiative. Search results contain full metadata descriptions of the dataset and an external link to the raw data via Data.gov.
Published by ProQuest, Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy (SSPP) (http://sspp.proquest.com) is a peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal that provides a platform for the dissemination of new practices and dialog within the field of sustainability. The mission of SSPP is to spread relevant information on sustainability science issues and enhance scholarly communications among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. The e-journal is available free to all to read, download, copy, and reproduce for any scientific purposes without asking the author or publisher for permission to do so. The source of the article must however be clearly indicated. Copyright is retained by the author.