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Comment #00738 - Data Availability Statement - Added!

Comment 738
New (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, version 1.1 (Revision 1)
Comment Submitted by
Melissa Harrison
2017-04-21 00:50:00

Submitters: Melissa Harrison (eLife), Christina Von Raesfeld (PLOS) Kelly McDougall (MIT Press), Paul Donohoe (Springer-Nature)

The Data Availability Statement sub group was formed as an outcome of the Force11 Data citations principles working group and subsequent THOR-OpenAIRE Literature-Data Integration Workshop.

As a way for the information from this section of a research article to be reused and more easily machine read, this working group was tasked with proposing the best tagging method. Currently there is vast variation in the way different publishers tag this content.

This is an important piece of information so the preference is for it to be available in the part of the article that is not behind access controls (subscription publishers). As it is so important, we feel it should have it?s own element tag so there is no ambiguity over how it is presented in the XML. This tag must have the ability to contain structured bibliographic content.

Premise for Data Availability Recommendations

Types of Data

There are three types of data that may be associated with an article.

?Generated data: Included or referenced data that was generated for the study.

?Analyzed data: Referenced data that was analyzed for the study but was not generated for the study.

?Non-analyzed Data: Referenced data that was neither generated nor analyzed for the study.

Full, structured citations should be provided for any referenced data (externally archived generated data, analyzed data, and non-analyzed data). 

Depositing Data Citations with Crossref

Crossref offers two methods for depositing data citations. Publishers who use Method B (Relation Type), should assign an inter_work_relation/@relationship-type. We suggest this is captured using the @specific-use attribute on <mixed-citation> or <element-citation>.

Data Availability Statement (DAS)

Recommended practice is to indicate the locations of any data that was generated or analyzed for the study in a Data Availability statement (DAS) (do not mention non-analyzed data in the DAS). For any such data that is not provided within the paper (ie as a table or a supplementary file/source data file), the DAS should provide access to the external data locations, either as direct links, or as xrefs to the reference list(s). If any generated or analyzed data is not publicly available, the DAS should provide reasons. 

Supporting File: ProposaltoJATSstandingcommitteedata-availability.docx
Submitter Proposed Solution

Our proposal is therefore:

A new element: <data-availability>

Contained within: <back>

Has same content model as <sec>

The supporting document includes 2 tables: Crossref types of data reference and Examples of different scenarios for DAS and the corresponding XML proposed.