Scientific Data is an open-access publication. To publish in Scientific Data authors are required to pay an article-processing charge (APC).
All content-types are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). The CC BY licence allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this licence users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution including for commercial purposes, providing they attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor (read full legal code).
Metadata files included with each Data Descriptor are made available under the CC0 waiver to promote maximum reuse.
These rates apply to Data Descriptors, Analyses, Articles and Comments.
|The Americas, China and Japan||$1,350|
|Europe/Rest of World||€1,050|
These rates will apply to all publications accepted after March 1st, 2018.
|The Americas, China and Japan||$1,675|
|Europe/Rest of World||€1,305|
plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.
Additional Data Hosting Charges
As part of our article processing charge, we cover 100GB of storage at figshare. The following rates apply for large datasets uploaded to figshare through our integrated system:
|The Americas||Europe||Japan||UK/Rest of World||China|
|>100 to 250 GB||$1,000||€775||¥110,000||£660||RMB 6,000|
|>250 to 500 GB||$2,000||€1,550||¥220,000||£1,320||RMB 12,000|
|>500 to 750 GB||$3,000||€2,325||¥330,000||£1,980||RMB 18,000|
|>750 to 1 TB||$4,000||€3,105||¥440,000||£2,640||RMB 24,000|
These charges are levied on a per-article basis, at the time of publication.
Dryad charges $120 for datasets up to 20GB, and $50 USD for each additional 10GB, or part thereof. Other data repositories may also charge additional fees for the hosting of data. We encourage authors to correspond directly with their chosen data repository, if they have questions about additional fees.
Visit our open research site for further information about publishing open access in Scientific Data:
- APC payment FAQs
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- Fee waiver policy
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- Compliance with funding body requirements