In this section you will find all the information you need to know about publishing with Scientific Data.

How to Publish a Data Descriptor

Please follow the 3 steps below to ensure your manuscript is dealt with by the editorial team as swiftly as possible:

   1.   Deposit your data in an appropriate repository.

   2.   Download a template and draft your manuscript.

   3.   Submit your manuscript and related files via our online submission system.

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For Authors

Everything you need to know prior to submitting your work to Scientific Data, including information on our aims & scope, journal processes, peer review and other relevant policies.
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Submission Guidelines

Detailed information to help you prepare, format and submit a manuscript to Scientific Data.
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To allow immediate global open access to all articles, authors are required to pay an article-processing charge (APC) to publish at Scientific Data
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Other article formats

Scientific Data also publishes analyses or meta-analyses of existing data and original research on systems or techniques related to data sharing.

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Reasons to publish

Scientific Data enables you to receive credit for your research data, whether or not it is associated with a research article. Find more reasons to publish ▸