Over the last few years, publishers have been making their Data Availability Policies known either at the publisher level or at the journal level. These policies range in their mandate, but most require authors to make all data necessary to replicate their study’s findings publicly available without restriction at the time of publication. When specific legal or ethical restrictions prohibit public sharing of a data set, authors must indicate how others may obtain access to the data. Often, when submitting a manuscript to the publisher, authors must provide a Data Availability Statement describing compliance with the data availability policy. If the article is accepted for publication, the Data Availability Statement will be published as part of the article.

CHORUS has created a centralized index of our member publishers’ policies with links to the publisher’s site. This chart will be updated at least annually.

Please let us know about any updates or requested enhancements by contacting us at info@chorusaccess.org.

CHORUS Publisher Member Data Availability Policy URL Policy Type
AAAS/Science https://www.sciencemag.org/authors/science-journals-editorial-policies Publisher
American Association of Physicists in Medicine https://www.aapm.org/org/policies/details.asp?id=329&type=PP Publisher
American Association of Physics Teachers TBD
American Astronomical Society https://journals.aas.org/policies/ Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery https://www.acm.org/acm-policies-and-procedures Publisher
American College of Physicians https://annals.org/aim/pages/authors Publisher
American Chemical Society https://publish.acs.org/publish/publishing_policies
https://publish.acs.org/publish/author_guidelines?coden=acscii#data_requirements
Publisher
American Diabetes Association https://professional.diabetes.org/sites/professional.diabetes.org/files/media/2018_data_resource_sharing_policy.pdf Publisher
American Geophysical Union https://www.agu.org/Publish-with-AGU/Publish/Author-Resources/Data-for-Authors Publisher
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics https://www.aiaa.org/publications/books/Publication-Policies Publisher
AIP Publishing https://publishing.aip.org/resources/researchers/open-science/research-data-policy/ Publisher
American Meteorological Society https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/ethical-guidelines-and-ams-policies/data-archiving-and-citation/ Publisher
American Mathematical Society TBD
American Psychological Association https://www.apa.org/research/responsible/data Publisher
American Physical Society TBD
American Society of Mechanical Engineers https://www.asme.org/publications-submissions/journals/information-for-authors/data-policy Publisher
American Society of Plant Biologists https://aspb.org/publications/aspb-journals/policies-procedures/ Publisher
AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing TBD
The Company of Biologists https://bio.biologists.org/content/journal-policies Publisher
Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/about/policies/research-data
https://www.elsevier.com/authors/author-resources/research-data/data-statement
Publisher
Genetics Society of America https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Publications/Info_Services/gsa/pubs/datapolicy.aspx?hkey=3060d670-8dcc-4d00-81d4-d06789464a24 Publisher
IEEE https://www.ieee.org/ieee-data-access-and-use-policy.html Publisher
IOP Publishing https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/questions/research-data/ and/or https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/questions/data-availability-statement-policy/
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy TBD
Life Science Alliance https://www.life-science-alliance.org/editorial-policies Publisher
New England Journal of Medicine https://www.nejm.org/about-nejm/editorial-policies Publisher
The Optical Society http://www.osapublishing.org/submit/style/multimedia.cfm Publisher
Oxford University Press https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/authors/preparing_your_manuscript/research-data-policy Publisher
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences https://www.pnas.org/page/authors/journal-policies Publisher
Royal Society of Chemistry https://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/journal-authors-reviewers/prepare-your-article/experimental-data/#data-policy Publisher
Rockefeller University Press https://rupress.org/jcb/pages/editorial-policies#data-sharing
https://rupress.org/jem/pages/editorial-policies#data-sharing
https://rupress.org/jgp/pages/editorial-policies#data-sharing
Journal
SAGE Publishing https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/research-data-sharing-policies Publisher
Society of Exploration Geophysicists https://seg.org/Publications/Policies-and-Permissions/Data-Policy
https://library.seg.org/page/policies/data-policy
Publisher
Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics TBD
Society of Rheology TBD
Springer Nature https://www.springernature.com/gp/authors/research-data-policy Publisher
Taylor & Francis (Informa) https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/data-sharing-policies/ Publisher
Wiley https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/open-access/data-sharing-citation/data-sharing-policy.html Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Health TBD

Note: Chart will be updated at least annually.

Other Data Availability Resources

There is a considerable amount of activity in the of Data Availability Policies and Statements. Here is a list of a few resources:

Many thanks to Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Publisher, Open Research, PLOS for many of these leads from his presentation:
Accelerate progress with a journal research data policy framework.

Last updated: May 15, 2020