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Open and FAIR data sharing policy

Information for authors

Many Taylor & Francis journals have policies on data sharing which state how data associated with your article should be shared.

The following describes our open and FAIR data sharing policy. You’ll need to pay close attention to these instructions if you’re an author submitting to a journal with this policy.


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About this policy 

Authors are required to make the data and materials supporting the results or analyses presented in their paper freely available. A CC BY, CCO or equivalent license should be applied to any datasets to allow reuse by any third party for any lawful purpose. Data should meet with FAIR standards established by the subject area.

Please note that data should only be shared if it is ethically correct to do so, where this does not violate the protection of human subjects, or other valid ethical, privacy, or security concerns.

Depositing data

Data must be deposited in a recognized data repository that can mint a persistent digital identifier, such as a digital object identifier (DOI), and recognizes a long-term preservation plan.

We highly encourage researchers to consider the FAIR Data Principles when depositing data. We further advise researchers use FAIRsharing and re3data to search for a suitable repository – both provide a list of certified data repositories.

Data availability statement (DAS)

Authors are required to provide a data availability statement, detailing where data associated with a paper can be found and how it can be accessed. If data cannot be made open, authors should state why in the data availability statement. Guidance and templates to help with preparing your data availability statement are available here.

Data citation

Taylor & Francis supports the Force 11 Joint Declaration of Citation Principles, which recognize data as important, citable products of research, and that data citations should be both understandable by humans and machine-readable.

Authors are expected to cite any datasets in the body of the article, with a corresponding reference in the reference list. Please refer to our data citation best practice.

Submission

At the point of submission, you will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-registered DOI, hyperlink, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). If you have selected to provide a pre-registered DOI, please be prepared to share the reviewer URL associated with your data deposit, upon request by reviewers.

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of any data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the dataset(s). Peer reviewers and editors will be considering a manuscript’s data availability statement and whether the authors have complied with the journal’s data sharing policy.

Peer review 

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of any data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the dataset(s). Peer reviewers and editors will be considering a manuscript’s data availability statement and whether the authors have complied with the journal’s data sharing policy.

Support

If you need support with this policy, please refer to our data sharing FAQs or email datasharing@tandf.co.uk.

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.

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