A new suite of data sharing policies to drive open scholarship forward and help the research communities achieve their goals has been made available. This interesting topic came from Knowledge Speak in their article, “Taylor & Francis announces new data sharing policies opening up the research lifecycle.”
Data is a key research output. Therefore, sharing it presents a multitude of opportunities for research and researchers. Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has released new policies that aim to promote increased sharing of data to improve the robustness of the entire research process, supporting transparency, reproducibility, and replicability of results. In addition, data citation capabilities will be introduced, enabling researchers to get and give credit for their valuable data findings.
A basic policy encouraging data sharing will be applied to all titles owned by Taylor & Francis, with an aim to move many journals to more progressive data sharing policies during 2018 following consultation with partners.
Melody K. Smith
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