New Data Policies For BioMed Central Journals


This is from BioMed Central's latest update:

“Research data is at the heart of all scientific research. In recognition of the growing importance of robustly linking publications to their data, our parent company Springer Nature has launched a set of standardized research data policies. All BioMed Central journals have adopted one of the policies – helping lead the way in ensuring data sharing and accessibility. Services to support implementation of the policies, providing guidance to authors and editors have also been developed. We aim to have the most comprehensive and inclusive research data policy of any large publisher.”

The new policies:

·         improve author service and experience by standardizing research data policies and procedures between journals where appropriate

·         improve reader service by providing more consistent links between publications and data

·         improve editor and peer reviewer service by providing more consistent guidelines and  support for research data policies, and increased visibility of data in the peer-review process

·         encourage publication of more open and reproducible research

·         increase growth and innovation in research data sharing

·         provide a dedicated Research Data Support helpdesk for Springer Nature authors and editors

And you can read more about BioMed from their blog.


The Welch Library Communications Team



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