Journal requirements

Below, you'll find the journals in which Wageningen University & Research researchers publish most frequently and their data availability statements.

No comprehensive overview of data publishing requirements exists for journal publishers, as it does for their "Open Access" policies. The JORD project was working on an overview, but the project was stopped because funding ran out.

Below we list the requirements we could find for the journals in which Wageningen University & Research researchers publish most frequently. If a journal that is important to you isn't listed, let us know. We'll add it to the list.

Agricultural systems (encourages)

Agricultural systems (Elsevier)

Data availability statement

Agricultural systems recommends the following:

Data deposit and linking

You are encouraged to share raw data sets underpinning your research publication where appropriate. See: about research data.

Interactive plots

This journal encourages you to include data and quantitative results as interactive plots with your publication. You should include your data as a CSV (comma-separated values) file when you submit your manuscript. See for details.

Video data

Authors who have video or animation files that they wish to submit with their article are strongly encouraged to include links to these within the body of the article. In order to ensure that your video or animation material is directly usable, authors should provide the files in one recommended file formats with a preferred maximum size of 50 MB. See media overview, media instructions and media specifications.

Supplementary data

Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, high-resolutions images, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in Elsevier Web products, including ScienceDirect.

Also see the Guide for authors.

Animal (-)

Animal (Animal Bioscience)

Data availability statement

Specific details on requirements for data publishing couldn't be found on the publisher's website. See: instruction to authors

Applied and environmental mirobiology (mandatory)

Applied and environmental microbiology (American Society for Microbiology

Data availability statement

Recommendations vary depending on the type of data:

Newly determined nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence data must be deposited in GenBank NCBI Nucleotide, ENA European Nucleotide Archive or DDBJ and the accession number must be included in the manuscript no later than the modification stage of the review process.

The entire set of supporting microarray, next-generation sequencing, or other high-throughput functional genomics data must be deposited in the appropriate public database (e.g., GEO Gene Expression Omnibus, Array/Express - functional genomics data or CIBEX) and the assigned accession number(s) must be included in the manuscript no later than the modification stage of the review process. It is expected that the data will be released to the public no later than the publication (online posting) date of the accepted manuscript.

Coordinates for new structures of macromolecules determined by X-ray crystallography or cryo-electron microscopy must be deposited in the PDB Protein Data Bank or PDBj Protein Data Bank Japan.

See the instructions to authors for details.

Bioresource technology (encourages)

Bioresource technology (Elsevier)

Data availability statement

Interactive plots

This journal encourages you to include data and quantitative results as interactive plots with your publication. You should include your data as a CSV (comma-separated values) file when you submit your manuscript. See for details.

Video data

Authors who have video or animation files that they wish to submit with their article are strongly encouraged to include links to these within the body of the article. In order to ensure that your video or animation material is directly usable, authors should provide the files in one the recommended file formats with a preferred maximum size of 50 MB. See Media Overview and Media Specifications.

Supplementary data

Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, high-resolution images, background datasets sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in Elsevier Web products, including ScienceDirect.

Raw datasets

In general, the publisher of this journal - Elsevier - encourages authors to deposit raw datasets underpinning their research publication in data repositories. See Supported data repositories.

BMC genomics (encourages)

BMC genomics (BioMed Central)

Data availability statement

BMC genomics has a policy for the availability of supporting data. Submission of a manuscript to a BioMed Central journal implies that readily reproducible materials described in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, will be freely available to any scientist wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes. BMC genomics suggests well established and widely supported databases for certain types of data such as nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, and atomic coordinates.

For database articles: Results that would otherwise be indicated as "data not shown" can and should be included as additional files. Since many weblinks and URL's rapidly become broken, BMC genomics requires that supporting data are included as additional files, or deposited in a recognized repository. BMC genomics urges you not to link to data on a personal/departmental website. Also see Publishing datasets for research articles.

British journal of nutrition (BJN) (depends on type of data)

British journal of nutrition (BJN) (Cambridge Journals)

Data availability statement

The data availability statement of BJN depends on the type of data. Publishing your data is mandatory for clinical trials and microarray data and encouraged for the deposition of other supplementary data.

Experiments involving human objects

From 1 October 2014, as a condition for publication, all randomised controlled trials that involve human subjects submitted to BJN for review must be registered in a public trials registry. Registration information must be provided at the time of submission, including the trial registry name, registration identification number, and the URL for the registry.

Microarray analysis

Studies involving microarray analysis of mRNA must conform to the "Minimum Information about a Microarray Experiment" guidelines including deposition of the raw data in an appropriate repository.

Supplementary material

Additional data (e.g. datasets, large tables) relevant to the paper can be submitted for publication online only, where they are made available via a link from the paper.

See BJN instructions for contributors.

Current opinion in environmental sustainability (encourages)

Current opinion in environmental sustainability (Elsevier)

Data availability statement

Current opinion in environmental sustainability recommends that data should be deposited in PANGAEA. Below, some additional recommendations for specific file types are available.

Google Maps and KML files

You can enrich your online articles by providing KML (Keyhole Markup Language) files or KMZ files. They will be visualized using Google maps.

Interactive plots

This journal encourages you to include data and quantitative results as interactive plots with your publication. You should include your data as a CSV (comma-separated values) file when you submit your manuscript. Find details here.

Video data

Authors who have video or animation files that they wish to submit with their article are strongly encouraged to include links to these within the body of the article. In order to ensure that your video or animation material is directly usable, authors should provide the files in one the recommended file formats with a preferred maximum size of 50 MB. See Instructions for submitting video.

For more information see the guide for authors.

Environmental science and technology (-)

Environmental science & technology (American Chemical Society)

Data availability statement

No specific requirements for data publishing were found on the 'information for authors' page. However, the ethical guidelines of ACS state the following: When requested, the authors should make every reasonable effort to provide data, methods, and samples of unusual materials unavailable elsewhere, such as clones, mircoorganism strains, antibodies, etc., to other researchers, with appropriate material transfer agreements to restrict the field of use of the materials so as to protect the legitimate interests of the authors. Authors are encouraged to submit their data to a public database, where available.

Food chemistry (encourages)

Food chemistry (Elsevier)

Data availability statement

Food chemistry recommends the following:

Database linking

You are encouraged to connect articles with external databases, giving you readers one-click access to relevant databases that help to build a better understanding of the described research. See database linking for more information. Here you can find a full list of supported data repositories

Supplementary data

Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in Elsevier Web products, including ScienceDirect. See the guide for authors for more information.

Hydrology and earth system sciences (encourages)

Hydrology and earth system science (European Geoscience Union)

Data availability statement

Hydrology and earth system sciences has a data policy that recommends depositing data that correspond to journal articles in reliable data repositories, assigning digital object identifiers, and properly citing data sets as individual contributions.

You can also file supplementary material. However, the overall file size of a supplement is limited to 50 MB. Authors of larger supplements are kindly asked to submit their files to a reliable data repository and to insert a link in the manuscript. Ideally, this linkage is realized through DOI's (digital object identifier).

Journal of agricultural and food chemistry (encourages)

Journal of agricultural and food chemistry (American Chemical Society - ACS)

Data availability statement

No specific requirements for data publishing were found on the website of Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. However, the ethical guidelines of ACS state the following: When requested, the authors should make every reasonable effort to provide data, methods, and samples of unusual materials unavailable elsewhere, such as clones, microorganism strains, antibodies, etc., to other researchers, with appropriate material transfer agreements to restrict the field of use of the materials so as to protect the legitimate interests of the authors. Authors are encouraged to submit their data to a public database, where available.

Journal of animal science (depends on the type of data)

Journal of animal science (American Society of Animal science)

Data availability statement

The data availability statement of the Journal of animal science depends on the type of data. Publishing your data is mandatory for microarray data and encouraged for the deposition of other quantitive trait loci and DNA Markers and other data.

Quantitative Trait Loci and DNA Markers

Authors of papers that contain original quantitative trait loci (QTL) or DNA marker association results for livestock are strongly encouraged to make their data available in an electronic form to one of the publicly available livestock QTL databases (like the Animal QTL database) after the manuscript appears on the JAS First Look website. 

Microarray data

For microarray data the journal requests that all authors using microarray data analysis in their research submit a complete dataset to 1 of 3 databases before submission of a manuscript: the NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), the EMBL-EBI ArrayExpress repository, or the Center for Information Biology Gene Expression (CIBEX) database.

E-supplements

Authors may present material in an e-supplement (e.g., detailed datasets, Excel files, and video) that is more extensive or detailed than necessary for a JAS article. A note will appear in the JAS article that more material can be found online. Material in an e-supplement must undergo peer review and, thus, should be in a format that is easily accessible (i.e., does not require dedicated software or software that is not generally available) to most reviewers and readers. See the instruction for authors.

Journal of dairy science (-)

Journal of dairy science (Elsevier)

Data availability statement

The journal of dairy science doesn't state any specific requirements on data availability, see the guide for authors. In general, the publisher of this journal - Elsevier - encourages authors to deposit raw data sets underpinning their research publication in data repositories.

Langmuir (encourages)

Langmuir (American Chemical Society ACS)

Data availability statement

Authors of Langmuir articles are strongly encouraged to use supporting information to submit extensive tables, graphs, spectra, mathematical derivations, expanded discussion of peripheral points, etc. (see the author guide). No specific requirements for data publishing were found. However, the ethical guidelines of ACS state the following: Authors are encouraged to submit their data to a public database, where available.

Livestock science (encourages)

Livestock science (Elsevier)

Data availability statement

Livestock science recommends the following:

Raw data sets

In general, the publisher of this journal - Elsevier - encourages authors to deposit raw data sets underpinning their research publication in data repositories.

Video data

Authors who have video or animation files that they wish to submit with their article are strongly encouraged to include links to these within the body of the article. In order to ensure that your video or animation material is directly usable, authors should provide the files in one the recommended file formats with a preferred maximum size of 50 MB. See media - overview and media - specifications.

Supplementary data

Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in Elsevier Web products, including ScienceDirect.

Nature (encourages)

Nature (Nature)

Data availability statement

Nature and nature journals have an data availability policy. Nature prefers your data to be deposited in public repositories, and encourages researchers to expand on work published in the Nature journals by publishing further information in Scientific Data, publishing data descriptors.

Nature prefers community-supported, specialized data repositories to share large datasets. General, unstructured repositories such as Figshare and Dryad, provide options where no community repository exists, and are preferable to publishing data as Supplementary Information. See Data access practices strenghtened.

NJAS : Wageningen journal of life sciences (encourages)

NJAS Wageningen journal of life sciences (Elsevier)

Data availability statement

NJAS Wageningen journal of life sciences accepts electronic supplementary material to publish supporting applications, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in Elsevier Web products, including ScienceDirect.

NJAS Wageningen journal of life sciences encourages and supports authors to share raw datasets underpinning their research publication where appropriate and enables interlinking of articles and data. See the guide for authors.

PLoS One (mandatory)

PLoS One (PLoS)

Data availability statement

When submitting a manuscript online, authors must provide a Data Availability Statement describing compliance with PLoS's policy. If the article is accepted for publication, the data availability statement will be published as part of the final article. Data deposition in an appropriate public repository is PLoS' preferred way of publishing your data. See the data sharing policy.

Poultry science (encourages)

Poultry science (Oxford journals)

Data availability statement

In the instruction to authors of Poultry science an entry about data supplements is present. Supporting material that is not essential for inclusion in the full text of the manuscript, but would nevertheless benefit the reader, can be made available by the publisher as online-only content, linked to the online manuscript. The material should not be essential to understanding the conclusions of the paper, but it should contain data that are additional or complementary and directly relevant to the article content. Such information might include more detailed methods, extended datasets/data analysis, or additional figures. See Data supplements.

Soft matter (encourages)

Soft matter (Royal Society of Chemistry)

Data availability statement

Recommendations differ according to the type of data involved:

Small molecule single crystal data

Authors should prepare their work in CIF (Crystallographic Information File) format and arrange for organic and organometallic structural information to be deposited with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) prior to submission via CIF deposition and validation service.

Powder diffraction data

If available, authors may submit supplementary crystallographic data as a Crystallographic Information File (CIF) file via the RSC submission service. Authors should combine multiple datasets for a given manuscript into a single file.

Macromolecular structure and sequence data

Novel macromolecular structures and newly reported nucleic acid or protein sequences and microarray data must be deposited with the appropriate database. Articles will not be published until the relevant accession number has been provided.

System models

Soft matter encourages authors to prepare models of biochemical reaction network using the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) and to deposit the model with the BioModels database. Authors can submit datasets in SBML formats when they are available for publications as supplementary data.

Spectral files

Soft matter encourages authors to make this data available to the community by submitting JCAMP-DX files of their spectra with Soft Matter deposit with ChemSpider.