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Published October 2001 | Published
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Electronic data publication in geochemistry: A plea for "full disclosure"


Computer technology and automated analytical instruments have resulted in an explosion in the quantity of geochemical data produced over the past several decades. While this is an extremely positive development for science, it has had the unfortunate effects of diminishing the value of individual analyses and has created a reluctance on the part of authors, editors, and publishers to publish data. Data, it seems, like much of the rest of what our society produces, have become disposable. After a short appearance in glossy illustrations, the fate of analytical results is to be buried, if not in landfills, then at least on shelves in investigators' offices.

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© 2001 by the American Geophysical Union. Received August 23, 2001; Revised September 11, 2001; Accepted September 12, 2001; Published October 11, 2001.

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