Data sharing policy

Supports and encourages data sharing:

  • The journal encourages authors to share their research data and when relevant, authors are encouraged to deposit data in a suitable public repository.
  • When relevant, authors are encouraged to include a data accessibility statement within their article.
  • Authors are encouraged to follow data citation principles.
  • The above is subject to ethical considerations including ensuring that data sharing does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or legal concerns. Queries should be raised with the journal editorial office.

Expects data sharing:

  • The journal expects authors to share their research data in an appropriate public repository.
  • Authors are required to include a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file, indicating if data is present or absent.
  • Authors are expected to follow data citation principles.
  • The above is subject to ethical considerations including ensuring that data sharing does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or legal concerns. In these cases the journal editor may grant an exception and authors should contact the editorial office.

Requires data sharing:

  • The journal requires authors to share their research data in an appropriate public repository as a condition of publication.
  • Authors are required to include a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file.
  • Authors are required to follow data citation principles.
  • The above is subject to ethical considerations including ensuring that data sharing does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or legal concerns and queries should be submitted to the journal editorial office at article submission stage.