If you’re submitting your paper to a Taylor & Francis journal with a data sharing policy, then you’ll be prompted to provide a data availability statement with your submission.
What is a data availability statement?
A data availability statement (also sometimes called a ‘data access statement’) tells the reader where the research data associated with a paper is available, and under what conditions the data can be accessed. They also include links (where applicable) to the data set.
How should I write a data availability statement?
The table below contains template statements that you can use or adapt. This is not an exhaustive list however, and an individual data set might warrant a different type of statement.
Please also note that some of some of these suggested statements can only be used when publishing in journals which have the basic or share upon reasonable request data policy. Check the ‘Policy’ column below to see which ones you can use.
Please note: if you are submitting to a journal where submissions are double-anonymous peer reviewed, then the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors. As a data availability statement could reveal your identity, we recommend that you remove this from the anonymized version of the manuscript.
How should I submit my data availability statement?
Please include your data availability statement within the text of your manuscript, before your ‘References’ section. So that readers can easily find it, please give it the heading ‘Data availability statement’.
Did you know that data availability statements are always openly available to view on all articles on Taylor & Francis Online? This helps ensure the transparency of research. At the same time it also helps you get credit for all the valuable outputs of your research.Find out more about data sharing at Taylor & Francis.