Data sharing enables others to reuse the results from previous experiments and supports the development of new knowledge that is built on previous findings, thereby making the research process more efficient. Data sharing also supports transparency and reproducibility, which are essential ingredients for enhancing trust in science. Atlantis Press is a Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines signatory and encourages Authors to make data underlying the findings in their research easily accessible for reproducibility purposes.
The precise notion of what constitutes research data is different from field to field, but broadly speaking it refers to the result of observations or experimentations that validate research findings and which are not already published in an article. Although much data is usually already disseminated as part of an article, there are several types of additional data which are not made available through article publication. This can include, but is not limited to, raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, materials, etc.
The following principles form the basis of the Atlantis Press research data policy:
The Atlantis Press research data policy is based on an “encourage, but not mandate” concept when it comes to research data sharing. As such, Authors are encouraged to deposit their research data in a relevant data repository and to cite and link to the dataset in their article. In cases where data sharing is not possible for some reason, Authors are requested to make a statement to explain why the research data cannot be shared.
Authors reusing data available from public repositories are encouraged to provide program code, scripts for statistical packages and other documentation sufficient to allow an informed researcher to precisely reproduce all the published results.
Authors using original data are encouraged to:
Editors will request Authors to provide a Data Availability Statement describing where research data supporting the results in an article can be found. The Data Availability Statement should indicate the following:
If a manuscript gets accepted for publication, the Data Availability Statement will be published in the final article. We encourage Authors to contact our Editors if they are facing difficulties in obtaining data from articles published in Atlantis Press journals or proceedings.