Data Requirements for Submission

  1. Authors must confirm during initial submission that datasets used or derived in the reported work are archived and cited/referenced properly. Please see Data Reference and Citation Examples for more information.
  2. Authors are expected to have archived core research outputs (data, software, samples, etc.) to valid FAIR-aligned repositories, if possible. Please see Data Archiving Guidance for more information about identifying a valid repository.
  3. Authors are expected to include a Data Availability Statement section in the submitted manuscript immediately following the Acknowledgments section. The Data Availability Statement should describe where the data underlying the findings for the article are archived, and how they can be accessed and reused. See the Data Availability Statement Examples page for more information.

Further information and background can be found on the Data Policies and Guidelines page and the Best Practices for Data Management page.