New journal on scientific data

Published on
August 20, 2014

A tip for the Wageningen UR researcher who wants to give weight to relevant datasets in his or her research output: there's a new journal for descriptions of datasets, hosted bij Nature.

Scientific Data is a new open-access, peer-reviewed publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets. The primary article-type is the Data Descriptor, which is designed to make data more discoverable, interpretable and reusable.

The journal is founded on six key principles, and it also includes a blog with interviews and information on current practices of sharing research data.