Open Access VIS
A collection of open access visualization research at the VIS conference.
Goals of this site
- Encourage authors to post papers, data, and materials.
- Encourage posting on reliable open access repositories to avoid "link rot".
- Collect openly accessible papers, data, and other materials from VIS before the conference.
- Get an overview of how many VIS papers are reliably inaccessible outside of a pay wall.
A timestamped and immutable research plan describing research questions, independent variables, dependent variabes, and covariates. Full criteria.
A preregistration may not be available.
The materials or source code needed to replicate the data collection are available on a reliable open access repository. Full criteria.
The materials or source code needed to replicate the data collection are available from some other source.
The materials or source code needed to replicate the data collection may not be available.
Raw data measured by the authors to support the conclusions of an empirical study are available on a reliable open access repository. Full criteria.
Raw data measured by the authors to support the conclusions of an empirical study are available from some other source.
Raw data may not be available.
The materials or source code needed to reproduce analyses and computations are available on a reliable open access repository. Full criteria.
The materials or source code needed to reproduce analyses and computations are available from some other source.
The materials or source code needed to reproduce analyses and computations may not be available.
How do I make my work open access?
I suggest using the Open Science Foundation (OSF) to post your work.
Sign up. Create a new project. And upload your paper, data, and materials. It takes under 5 minutes.
You can also connect your OSF project to a GitHub repository to avoid keeping track of multiple repositories.
Feel free to use any accessible, persistent, and immutable repository.
Once you're done, make a GitHub issue with the URLs for your work.
What counts as a reliable open access repository?
A reliable open access repository should (1) be freely accessible, (2) provide a persistent identifier, (3) have immutable versioining, and (4) have a long-term sustainability plan (see this example).
Personal websites, institutional websites, and commercial websites such as github do not meet these criteria.
The following domains are currently counted:
figshare.com. Please file an issue to add others.
The Open Science Foundation (OSF) is suggested because it is general purpose and can store documents, materials, and data together. However, other open access repositories or institutional repositories are equally valid.
Where are the videos?
Expanding the thumbnail will show the paper's video, but only for papers shared on a reliable open access server. If the author has time to make a video, they can spare a few minutes to post the paper on osf.io, arxiv.org, or a similar reliable open repository.
I see missing info, incorrect info, or a bug. How can I fix it?
Help filling in missing or incorrect info is greatly appreciated. Please file an issue on GitHub.
Thumbnails are kept separately for now. Information for adding or improving thumbnails is also on GitHub.
Because accessibility is important, the paper should be viewable in the browser. URLs that require people to download a PDF or fill out a form will not be accepted.
Open Access logo by PlOS via Wikipedia
Open access materials and open access data symbols by Center for Open Science. Note that the "partial credit" versions were created by me.
Closed access science icon is CC-BY by Steve Haroz
Special thanks to the D'Achouffe, whose beer made all of this possible.
If you discuss this project in an article, please cite the paper that describes it:
S. Haroz, "Open Practices in Visualization Research : Opinion Paper," IEEE Evaluation and Beyond - Methodological Approaches for Visualization (BELIV), 2018. doi: 10.1109/BELIV.2018.8634427