Scientific Data is an open-access, online-only publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, and exists to help you publish, discover and reuse research data. Scientific Data is open to submissions from a broad range of natural science disciplines, including descriptions of big and small data, from major consortiums and single labs.

Scientific Data primarily publishes Data Descriptors, a new type of scientific publication designed to promote an in-depth understanding of research datasets. Data Descriptors combine traditional scientific article content with structured information curated in-house, and are devised to maximize data reuse and enable searching, linking and data-mining.

Compliance with Funding Bodies: Scientific Data aims to support the data-management planning requirements that are increasingly being emphasized by funding bodies. Publication of a Data Descriptor helps authors fulfil a significant portion of funder-required data-management plans, while also providing demonstrable outputs.

Mandate for Access to underlying dataset: YES
DOIs issued: YES

Note from FOSTER Editor: FOSTER recommends Data Journals that mandate that data is deposited in long-term data repositories, and persitent idetifiers issued (e.g. DOI). Jefferey Beall, Librairan at University of Colorado, maintains a widely cited credibility list of Open Access publishers at http://scholarlyoa.com/ . We recommend you verify the credibility of any peer-review journal that you are unfamiliar with, before you submit your publications.


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