Valuable data often go unpublished when it could be helping to progress science. Hence, we launched data notes - a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish it to make your data easier to find, cite and share.
Data Notes - making it easier to publish your hidden data
There's still time to publish your data in 2019!
Our recent data notes have taken on average 55 days from submission to acceptance. Submit by the 30th of September and you could find yourself an author on a data paper published as early as this year!
We accept data in a range of formats including:
- image files
- audio files
- word documents
Our recent data notes include:
- Transcriptomic changes in wheat during tan spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) disease
- Draft genome sequence of Aspergillus flavus isolate TERIBR1, a highly tolerant fungus to chromium stress
- Transcriptome profiling of induced susceptibility effects on soybean–soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) interaction
Browse all published data notes here.
Benefits of Publishing Your Data
"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." Dirk Krüger, Editor
Read the blog to see why we launched data notes.
Why Publish Your Data in BMC Research Notes?
BMC Research Notes is a forum across all scientific disciplines for micro publications. We believe simple but sound observations deserve a platform. We publish two article types - the 'research note' and the 'data note'.
We're indexed in MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central, SCImago, Scopus and many other indexing services. Articles are also available through the BMC and SpringerLink sites for maximal discoverability of your work.
Our data notes are fully citable. Data note authors benefit from Springer Nature’s Research Data Support free of charge. Our Research Data Editors enhance the metadata of your dataset(s) to encourage reuse and apply digital object identifiers (DOIs) to enable data citation.
Have a look at our infographic that outlines what information goes into a data note and how it's laid out.
Our notes are quick to write, fast to publish and enable you to get credit for work which was previously hidden.
Our journal is part of the BMC Series, publishing peer-reviewed scientifically valid observations and data descriptors that many other journals won’t consider.
Quick and easy to write
Quick to publish
Sirisena et al. did just that when they published the data from their BMC Cancer article on genetic determinants of sporadic breast cancer in BMC Research Notes. You can find the data through the cross-link on their article, or discover it in PubMed, Scopus, SCImago and other indexing services.
Authors submitting a data note benefit from an introductory article-processing charge of €675/£565/$790, reduced from the normal BMC Research Notes APC of €1180/£990/$1390.
Annual Journal Metrics
51 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
48 days to first decision for all manuscripts
101 days from submission to acceptance
8 days from acceptance to publication
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