About Scientific Data
Scientific Data is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, and research that advances the sharing and reuse of scientific data. Scientific Data primarily publishes Data Descriptors, a new type of publication that focuses on helping others reuse data, and crediting those who share. Scientific Data publishes content from all research disciplines, including descriptions of big or small datasets, from major consortiums to single research groups.
Editorial from Scientific Data addressing the conflict between co-authorship requirements and open science