15 February 2019
Data Notes - making it easier to publish your hidden data
What kind of data can you publish?
We accept data in a range of formats including spreadsheets, videos, image files, audio files, maps, code, word documents.
Any scientific data can be suitable for a data note - no dataset is too big, or too small. Our first publications covered diverse datasets ranging from the spontaneous rhythms in seal pup calls to the first comprehensive de novo assembly of tree tobacco to the isolation and culture conditions required for optimal CEC cultivation.
Why we launched data notes
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.
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
- Publishing data can make your data FAIRer
- Publishing your data makes it a citable publication
Why Publish in BMC Research Notes?
A data note can be from any scientific discipline - from nanotechnology to global health, from machine learning to physical cosmology. We are the perfect home whether you are looking for a physics journal, an earth science journal, a chemistry journal, or a biology journal for your research data.
BMC Research Notes is a forum for micro publications as we believe simple but sound observations deserve a platform.
Our notes are quick to write, fast to publish and enable you to get credit for work which was previously hidden. The same innovative spirit drives us to publish data notes helping authors increase data discovery and usability and to comply with funder policies. This journal is part of the BMC series, publishing peer-reviewed scientifically valid observations and data descriptors that many other journals won’t consider.
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Research Data Support
Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.
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