Elsevier Implements Data Citation Standards to Encourage and Reward Authors for Sharing Research Data

Publié le 5 décembre 2016, par Thérèse Hameau

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it has implemented the FORCE11 Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles for over 1800 journals. This means that authors publishing with Elsevier are now able to cite the research data underlying their article, contributing to attribution and encouraging research data sharing with research articles.

The FORCE11 data citation principles were launched in 2014 with the aim to make research data an integral part of the scholarly record. The principles recognized that a critical driver for increasing the availability of research data was to ensure authors receive credit for sharing through proper citation of research data.


Data citation provides a persistent and consistent way to link an article to a dataset. Authors can cite the data they generated for their research to ensure easy access to their data, or they can cite existing datasets they used in their research, thereby providing an indication of reuse. For readers, articles with data citations provide a more complete picture of the research that was carried out.


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