For Publishers and Editors: Data Citation Guidelines
Journals and publishers who want to support data citation need to pay attention both the the human and machine side of data citations:
- Guide authors on how to format data citations according to the JDDCP
- Include information on data citation policy and format in the Instructions to Authors.
- Information on what data should be cited:
- Proper citation and deposition of data generated from their study
- Proper citation of 3rd party or previously generated data used in their study
- Provide guidance and examples on handling of different types of data
- Provide guidance on suitable repositories for depositing data. For some examples see
- Include a “Data availability section” in each article
- Ensure that this formatting is supported and the citation is machine readable through the publishing process, as with other research objects such as books and journals.
- Data sets are identified as data through an appropriate tag in the DTD
- Data set metadata are exportable to JATS
Need help developing or implementing a data citation policy?
- Publisher’s roadmap for implementing data citation:
- Expert network at FORCE11 (details forthcoming)