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Understanding our data sharing policies

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Are there data associated with the article you’re submitting to a Taylor & Francis journal? Over 2,000 Taylor & Francis journals have policies which state how these data should be shared. The details below will help you get to grips with the policies and the steps you’ll need to take. 

Sharing your data

Research data can take many forms but is essentially the underlying evidence upon which the claims made in your publication rely​.  

Sharing these data publicly helps to maximize the discoverability and impact of your research. It also improves the robustness of the research process, supporting validation, research transparency, reproducibility and replicability of results.  

Some funders and publishers now make data sharing a requirement and it’s become increasingly commonplace for some subject areas to make data available to everyone. 

Our guide to sharing your research data explores in more detail: 

There is also step-by-step guidance on: 

Taylor & Francis Group data sharing policies

Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals 

Taylor & Francis offers a suite of standardized data sharing policies. When submitting your article, please check the Instructions for Authors for the journal you are submitting to, to find out what data policy applies.  

You should also check whether your funder has a data sharing policy. If the policy for your funder and the journal differ, you’ll need to follow the more progressive policy, i.e. the policy that encourages a greater level of data sharing. 

Click on the policies below for full details of the steps you need to take: 

Basic data sharing policy 

A journal with our basic policy encourages you to share and make your data open where this does not violate protection of human subjects or other valid subject privacy concerns. You are also encouraged to cite data and provide a data availability statement

Share upon reasonable request  

By submitting to a journal with this policy, you agree to make your data available upon reasonable request. It is, however, up to you to determine whether a request is reasonable. 

Publicly available 

You must make your data freely available, under the license of your choice. 

Open data 

You must make your data freely available, under a license allowing re-use by any third party for any lawful purpose. You will need to make sure that your data are findable and fully accessible. 

Choosing open data allows maximum reuse of the dataset you’ve generated, enabling it to make as big an impact as possible. Our guide to open data explores the many benefits of choosing this option and explains how you can make your own data open. 

Open and FAIR 

You must make their data freely available, under a license allowing re-use by any third party for any lawful purpose. Additionally, data shall meet with FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) standards as established in the relevant subject area. 

A number of our journals in earth, space and environmental sciences are introducing an open and FAIR data sharing policy as part of COPDESS (The Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences). Find out more about the initiative and which journals are included
 

You can also compare the different policies and what they mean for you as an author with our data policy table (also available in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). 

F1000Research 

The F1000Research open science platform has an open data policy. Every article should include citations to repositories that host the data underlying results, together with details of any software used to process these results. You can find out more about F1000Research’s policies around data management in their data guidelines.  

Routledge and CRC Press books  

Our books data sharing policy encourages authors of all new books and chapters to share and make data available according to FAIR principles. Authors are further encouraged to cite data and include a data availability statement in their publication.   

Data sharing support

Frequently asked questions 

Find answers to common questions on data sharing in our dedicated FAQs section. This is updated regularly based on the questions we’re asked. 

Guide to sharing your data 

Our data guide for researchers has all the information you need, at each stage of the process, to share your data.  

F1000Research 

Got a question about data management for your F1000Research submission? We’ve got you covered. Explore a range of resources for researchers to ensure you comply with our open data policy.