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6. Publish data in a journal

Data Papers

A data paper (data article, data note, dataset article, data original article, database article, etc.) describes a data set.

Todd A. Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), explains data peer review and highlights the trends in the publication of research data sets: What Constitutes Peer Review of Data? A Survey of Peer Review Guidelines.

More information:

Global Diversity Information Facility (GBIF). (2017). What is a data paper?

Candela, L., Castelli, D., Manghi, P., & Tani, A. (2015). Data Journals: A Survey. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(9), 1747-1762. doi:10.1002/asi.23358

Journals that publish only data articles

Journal that publishes source code

Hybrid journals, which publish data and articles