Introducing Data Notes
Data notes are data descriptors that aim to increase data availability and support the reuse of valuable research data.
- Be kept short
- Describe scientifically valid data
- Have no analysis or interpretation
- Given a DOI
- Published in BMC Research Notes
Get Published in 2017
Are you holding on to data that you’ve not yet published? Get recognition for it as early as 2017. Submit your data as a data note by 31st of October and, if accepted, we’ll publish it in 2017.
Authors submitting a data note benefit from an article-processing charge of €600/£470/$735 on all publications of data notes. This introductory price is reduced from the normal BMC Research Notes APC of €1050/£825/$1290.
In our latest blog post, Editor Dirk Krüger tells us
Data is becoming increasingly more important. Researchers tell us they are motivated to share data to progress research, to receive more credit and visibility for their work and to comply with funder policies.
Read the blog to see why we're making it our mission to publish data.
We Offer a Complete Service
Authors of data notes benefit from Springer Nature's Data Support Service as part of any data note submission. Data suitable for a generalist repository can be stored in the Springer Nature portal in the Figshare repository. Our dedicated Research Data Editors will enhance the metadata of your dataset(s) and apply DOIs to improve discoverability, encourage reuse, and enable data citation.
Did You Know That...?
- You can publish a data note about data which is part of an article you've already published
- 68% of researchers value a data citation as much as a citation to an article1
- A data note can be from any scientific discipline - from nanotechnology to global health, from machine learning to physical cosmology
- Publishing data can make your data FAIRer
- Publishing your data makes it a citable publication
- A data note has three main sections (objective, data description and limitations) and these must not exceed 1000 words in total
Why Publish in BMC Research Notes?
By publishing research notes and data, short and concise, we are taking the focus away from story-telling and providing a way to communicate research in an easy-to-digest format.
Whilst we aim to bring dark data out of the shadows, we are not dropping our high standards.
All BMC Research Notes publications have been peer-reviewed and meet the same scientific validity threshold as other BMC-series journals.