Open science: resources for sharing and publishing citizen science research | CitizenSci
"Science endeavors to be a collaborative and open process. Unfortunately, it can be challenging for independent citizen scientists to share their data or publish their research findings. 'Despite the quality of their work, competent amateurs and citizen scientists are not well-represented in the research literature,' explains Dr. Sheldon Greaves co-founder and Executive Director of the Citizen Scientists League, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging non-professional scientists in all aspects of science. 'It is a shame. These individuals or organizations might have years of valuable data collected but limited resources for sharing their data with the scientific community.' Thankfully, the barriers are coming down. Online data repositories are available to both professional and non-professional scientists. Increasingly, publishers are making their primary research articles ‘open access’ (free) and are actively encouraging citizen scientists to submit articles for publication. Below is a sample of resources that can help citizen scientists share data and publish their findings ..."