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 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.

Publisher 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/ 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
Association for Information Systems* https://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/policies.html#data 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/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
GigaScience Press https://academic.oup.com/gigascience/pages/editorial_policies_and_reporting_standards#Availability%20of%20Data%20and%20Materials
https://gigabytejournal.com/editorial-policies#availability-of-data-and-materials
Journal
IEEE* https://www.ieee.org/ieee-data-access-and-use-policy.html Publisher
IOP Publishing* https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/questions/research-data/ Publisher
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy* https://www.jospt.org/pb-assets/jospt-site/New%20Files/JOSPT%20Instructions%20to%20Authors_919_FINAL%20with%20forms-1568751078157.pdf Publisher
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* https://www.osapublishing.org/submit/review/general_policies.cfm?source=authornav&section=data#data 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/authors/editorial-and-journal-policies#editorial-policies Publisher
Public Library of Science https://journals.plos.org/plosone/s/data-availability  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/data-availability-statements/12330880 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* https://journals.lww.com/md-journal/Pages/Instructions-for-Authors.aspx#DataAvailabilityStatement Publisher

Notes: * Asterisks indicate CHORUS Publisher Members. 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: March 29, 2021