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. Read our key principles ▸
Scientific Data welcomes submissions from a broad range of research disciplines, including descriptions of big or small datasets, from major consortiums to single research groups. Scientific Data primarily publishes Data Descriptors, a new type of publication that focuses on helping others reuse data, and crediting those who share. Read our aims & scope ▸
As a fully open-access journal, Scientific Data levies an article processing charge for published articles. Read more about open access ▸
All content is hosted on nature.com – the destination of millions of scientists globally every month. Publications are indexed in PubMed, MEDLINE, Google Scholar and Clarivate's Web of Science, and are automatically deposited into PubMed Central.