Most journals now require for you to publish the data underlining your research when you submit a paper. However, what each journal means by publishing the data can be different and policies and guidelines are frequently updated. More recently most publishers are trying to base their policies on the FAIR principles and they are making an effort to align their requirements.
Many of them now refer to the Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS). This provides a common framework to enable the FAIR principles in sharing Earth Science data.
While there might be differences between the policies, you can satisfy them by:
- have well formatted and described data
- publish your dataset in a trusted repository, ie. a one that follow the FAIR principles: all the choices listed in our publishing options page are trusted.
- add the dataset to the references as you would for a paper
- have a Data Availability Statement, the format of this will change depending on the journal, it is not always required.
As you still need to know what the specific requirements are, we collected some information on each publisher data policy and summarised our findings in the pages below:
American_Geophycal_Union - AGU
CSIRO_Publishing - CSIRO
European_Geophysical_Union - EGU Copernicus publisher
Royal_Meteorological_Society - RMetS
Wiley_Blackwell - Wiley
Refer to the table below to identify the publisher for the journals most used in CLEX.