Research Data

  Research data

The precise notion of what constitutes research data will differ from field to field but broadly speaking it refers to the result of observations or experimentations that validate research findings and which are not already published as part of a journal article. Research data can include but are not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, materials.
   Data sharing enables others to reuse the results of experiments and supports the creation of new science that is built on previous findings, making the research process more efficient. Data sharing also supports transparency and reproducibility, building trust in science. IJEEE supports researchers who want to store, share, discover and reuse data, and is committed to working with other stakeholders to address challenges in making data more effective.
   Although much research data is disseminated as part of journal articles, a host of other data is not made available through article publication. This policy concerns research data that often underlies, but exists outside of research articles. IJEEE's research data policy provides the framework for support and engagement in making this hidden data discoverable.

The following principles underpin IJEEE’s research data policy:
  1. Research data should be made available free of charge to all researchers wherever possible and with minimal reuse restrictions.
  2. Researchers should remain in control of how and when their research data is accessed and used.
  3. Expectations and practices around research data vary between disciplines and discipline-specific requirements need to be taken into account.
Our policy

In line with the principles set out above we will:
  1. Encourage and support researchers to share research data where appropriate and at the earliest opportunity, for example by enhancing our submission processes to make this easier.
  2. Standardize and align our author data guidelines where this is possible to make it easier for authors to understand how and where they can store and share their data, enabling optimal access and reuse.
  3. Make it easier for researchers to comply with data management requirements, for example by supporting data availability statements to enhance transparency.
  4. Develop tools and services to support researchers to discover, use and reuse data to further their research, for example by encouraging and enabling two-way linking of relevant datasets and publications using permanent standard identifiers.
  5. Ensure researchers can gain credit – and credit others – for sharing research data, by encouraging and supporting proper data citation practices.
Depositing data at a repository

IJEEE encourages authors to deposit raw experimental data at relevant data repositories. There are several ways in which we support interlinking of articles and data:
  • IJEEE domain: Before you submit your article, you can indicate in your article that which repository you have deposited your data. When you provide all relevant information, this will be made available alongside your article on our website.
  • Data Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs): IJEEE supports Data DOIs as persistent identifiers for scientific data. If you include a data DOI in your article, it will replaced by a link to your data in the published article on our website.
  • Link to data repository: Before you submit your article, you can indicate in your article that which repository you have deposited your data. When you provide all relevant information, this will be made available within your published article on our website. This way, you can link out to the repository of your choice, like Mendeley data.
Data license

We believe that researchers are best placed to decide how their research data should be made available and we therefore offer a choice of licenses within IJEEE domain and Mendeley data to support this. These include:
For authors choosing to deposit in other repositories, the choice of license will depend on the repository.
Who can I contact for more information?

If you would like more information about how you can deposit and share your data when publishing in IJEEE please contact:

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