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Data notes

Get more from your data set

What is a data note?

Data notes are a short peer-reviewed article type that concisely describe research data stored in a repository. They increase the discoverability and transparency of your research, helping to comply with funder mandates on data sharing and make data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable).

Data notes do not include any analysis or conclusions but may be linked to a research article incorporating analysis of the published dataset, as well as the results and conclusions. They may also highlight standalone data sets stored in a repository.

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What are the benefits of publishing a data note?

Publishing a data note allows you to:

  • Maximize the potential of your research data through improving the discoverability, usability, and reproducibility of your research

  • Gain appropriate credit for your research data with a citable publication

  • Reach new audiences for your research

  • Foster new collaborations across disciplines by making your data available

How do I write a data note?

Data notes must describe research data generated and owned by the authors and should include:

  1. Dataset rationale, protocol, and validation details

  2. Information about any limitations of the dataset

  3. Information on where and how to access the dataset, as part of a data availability statement

  4. Reference to the dataset using a formal citation

  5. Where applicable, cite and summarize any previous publications that use the data presented

Data note templates

Here are downloadable data note templates to help you write and prepare your data note for submission:

Publishing your data note with F1000Research

F1000Research enables you to publish your data note rapidly and openly via an author-centric platform. You’ll benefit from:

  • Open access publication – for maximum visibility of your data note.

  • Fast publication times – your data note will be published online with a DOI following our pre-publication checks in as little as 14 days.

  • Open data – All submissions to F1000Research must comply with our open data policy and support FAIR principles.

  • Open peer review – Once published, your data note will undergo a robust open peer review process where reviewers are asked specific questions about the description, methodology and availability of the data.

Please read the guide to publishing a data note with F1000Research and the data note submission template, which makes it quick and easy to write your data note for submission for F1000Research.

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Taylor & Francis journals

The Taylor & Francis journal portfolio offers a growing range of options for publishing data notes. To maintain quality and provide validation of the data and supporting information, data notes will be peer reviewed in line with the relevant submission policy.

Here is our list of journals for publishing your data notes, grouped by subject:

Life, Earth & Environmental Science

All Earth

All Earth publishes data notes across all fields of Earth Science including cross- and multi-disciplinary studies. Please read the aims and scope for All Earth to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

All Life

All Life accepts submissions of data notes for peer review across subject-led sections in the life sciences. Please read the aims and scope for All Life to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

Big Earth Data

Big Earth Data publishes data articles related to the earth sciences, including earth observation, earth systems monitoring, atmospheric science, marine science and geology. Please read the aims and scope for Big Earth Data to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

Geomatics, Natural Hazards & Risk 

Geomatics, Natural Hazards & Risk publishes data notes in topics related to geospatial (GIS and GPS) and remote sensing techniques applied to risk management of natural hazards. Please read the aims and scope for Geomatics, Natural Hazards & Risk to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

Adipocyte 

Adipocyte publishes data notes on all aspects of adipose tissue physiology and pathophysiology. Please read the aims and scope for Adipocyte to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

Nucleus

Nucleus publishes data notes on all aspects of cell biology and nucleus structure.  Please read the aims and scope for Nucleus to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

GIScience & Remote Sensing

GIScience & Remote Sensing publishes data notes on geographic information systems, remote sensing, geocomputation, spatial data mining and geographic environmental modelling. Please read the aims and scope for GIScience & Remote Sensing to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

Journal of Freshwater Ecology 

Journal of Freshwater Ecology publishes data notes on topics related to aquatic ecology of freshwater systems. Please read the aims and scope for Journal of Freshwater Ecology to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

Physical Sciences & Engineering

Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology

Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology publishes data notes on preparative techniques in life sciences disciplines like biochemistry and biotechnology. Please read the aims and scope for Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

Liquid Crystals

Liquid Crystals publishes data notes from all aspects of liquid crystal science and technology. Please read the aims and scope for Liquid Crystals to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

Data Science in Science

Data Science in Science publishes data notes at the intersection of Science and Data Science. Please read the aims and scope for Data Science in Science to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.

Medicine & Health

Toxicology Communications 

Toxicology Communications publishes data notes of topics on all fields of basic, forensic and clinical toxicology. Please read the aims and scope for Toxicology Communications to see if this journal is the right fit for your research.