Elsevier Materials Science Journals Offer Entire Suite of Data Sharing Options

Publié le 6 février 2015, par Thérèse Hameau

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced that its data sharing infrastructure has been implemented across 13 journals covering all areas of Materials Science.

Offering multiple data sharing options for an entire subject discipline not only meets the needs of researchers in the field, but also addresses one of the key objectives in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy outlined in its Strategic Plan for the Materials Genome Initiative : unlock durable access to research data.

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Across these journals, the open data sharing options available for researchers are :

  • Interactive Plots : Authors are invited to submit a file containing the data points from their graphs, which enables readers to benefit from interactive graph functionality and provides them with access to the data.
  • Open Data : Authors can upload raw research data alongside their article, validated by editors and reviewers, and the datasets can be freely downloaded and re-used under a CC-BY license.
  • Data in Brief : Authors can upload a microarticle providing the context and metadata relative to data underpinning the study reported in an article accepted in the linked journal. The microarticle will then be automatically submitted for publication in the open access journal Data in Brief

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