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Improvement of Quality in Publication of Experimental Thermophysical Property Data: Challenges, Assessment Tools, Global Implementation, and Online Support

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Robert D. Chirico, Michael D. Frenkel, Joe W. Magee, Vladimir Diky, Chris D. Muzny, Andrei F. Kazakov, Kenneth G. Kroenlein, Ilmutdin M. Abdulagatov, William E. Acree, Jr., Joan F. Brennecke, Paul L. Brown, Peter T. Cummings, Theodoor W. de Loos, Daniel G. Friend, Anthony R. Goodwin, Lee D. Hansen, William M. Haynes, Nobuyoshi Koga, Andreas Mandelis, K N. Marsh, Paul M. Mathias, Clare McCabe, O'Connell J. P., Agilio Padua, Vicente Rives, Christoph Schick, Martin P. Trusler, Sergey Vyazovkin, Ron D. Weir, Jiangtao Wu

Abstract

This article describes a 10-year cooperative effort between the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and five major journals in the field of thermophysical and thermochemical properties to improve the quality of published reports of experimental data. The history of this unique cooperation is outlined, together with an overview of software tools and procedures that have been developed and implemented. Both successes and failures are highlighted. The procedures are now well established and are designed to yield maximum benefit to all stakeholders (authors, editors, reviewers, publishers, readers, data users, etc.) through establishment of procedures and support tools that efficiently serve the specific interests of those involved. All specially designed tools and procedures are described fully, together with their benefits and examples of application. A key feature of the cooperation is the efficient validation of experimental data in advance of acceptance for publication. A variety of examples of common problems found are given.
Citation
Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data
Volume
58

Keywords

NIST-Journal cooperation, thermophysical properties, critical evaluation, data validation procedures

Citation

Chirico, R. , Frenkel, M. , Magee, J. , Diky, V. , Muzny, C. , Kazakov, A. , Kroenlein, K. , Abdulagatov, I. , Acree, W. , Brennecke, J. , Brown, P. , Cummings, P. , de, T. , Friend, D. , Goodwin, A. , Hansen, L. , Haynes, W. , Koga, N. , Mandelis, A. , Marsh, K. , Mathias, P. , McCabe, C. , P., O. , Padua, A. , Rives, V. , Schick, C. , Trusler, M. , Vyazovkin, S. , Weir, R. and Wu, J. (2013), Improvement of Quality in Publication of Experimental Thermophysical Property Data: Challenges, Assessment Tools, Global Implementation, and Online Support, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, [online], https://doi.org/10.1021/je400569s (Accessed September 22, 2021)
Created September 6, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018