Published in the open access journal BMC Research Notes, data notes briefly and concisely describe sound research data with the aim of increasing visibility and transparency, supporting the reuse of valuable research data and helping authors to comply with funder mandates on data sharing.
Data sets must be deposited in a recommended repository prior to submission. Completeness and accessibility of data sets will be checked during editorial evaluation (restrictions related to human privacy or public safety will be considered, authors should specify this in their cover letter)
Authors of data notes benefit from Springer Nature's Research Data Support service as part of any data note submission. Data suitable for a generalist repository can be stored in the Springer Nature portal in the Figshare repository. All datasets submitted will have their metadata enhanced by professional Research Data Editors who will also add keywrds and apply DOIs to make data easier to find, encourage reuse, and enable data citation.
Open access publishing is not without costs. BMC Research Notes therefore levies an article-processing charge of €600/£470/$735 for each data note accepted for publication.
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