Open Access

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).

APC Prices

The APC for all published Articles is as follows, subject to VAT or local taxes where applicable: 

$2190 (The Americas*, Greater China**, and Japan)
£1690 (United Kingdom)
€1890 (Europe & Rest of the World)

The APC is determined at the date of acceptance.  For a list of our APCs please see here.

Additional Data Hosting 

As part of our article processing charge, we cover 100GB of storage at figshare. 

Visit our open research site for further information about publishing open access in Scientific Data:

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* The Americas = USA, Canada, Central America and South America
** Greater China = Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau