Policies

Editorial & publishing policies

Scientific Data is a new type of data-focused publication, and therefore has editorial policies that may differ from those at other research journals. Read more ▸

Guide to referees

Useful information for editorial board members and referees on our peer-review process and publication criteria. Read more ▸

Data policies

Datasets described in Data Descriptors must be made available to editors and referees at the time of submission, and must be shared with the scientific community as a condition of publication. Read more ▸

Recommended data repositories

Scientific Data requires that authors deposit their data to an appropriate data repository before submission. Browse our list of recommended data repositories. Read more ▸