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Open access fee
Data Journal is an open access journal. All published articles will be permanently free of all restrictions on access. To provide this open access, Data has a unique publication fee of 200€ / article.
In 2016, the first 5 publications are free for all laboratories worldwide.
All articles and data published in Data are under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license that allows to copy, distribute or reuse these articles/data, provided the author and original source are properly cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.
Negative, null or inconclusive (NNI) results are particular results for which the standard article format, focused on the implication of positive results, is not appropriate. The core question should be about how these results were obtained. Thus, we propose an innovative format, in five sections, to best present NNI results and extract the essence of thinking processes:
In a nutshell:
Presentation of the study in 50 words.
Context of the study:
This section should be divided in two paragraphs. The first paragraph will present the adequate background for a proper understanding of the significance of the objectives. The second paragraph will feature the objectives of the work. This section should not exceed 200 words.
Materials and Methods:
This section is the core of articles published in Data. We ask authors to describe with high precision all used protocols and materials. The authors are encouraged to use tables for a clear presentation. For instance, when a protocol has been tested several times by varying some parameters (e.g. concentration of chemicals, incubation time, etc.), the authors may use a table highlighting these variations. For mathematical studies, the authors should also describe attempts in details. Authors are not limited in term of words.
Some NNI results can hide precious hints or show tendencies that are barely visible. This kind of information can possibly guide intuition and can be of first importance. The authors should use this section to present NNI results in figures. Each figure will be supplied with a short description. The corresponding raw data will be presented in a separate excel file, with one spreadsheet per figure. This feature will allow the community to manipulate data in a new way. For mathematical works, the authors should resume the last step(s) where the demonstration was stopped for each attempt and write a short paragraph describing the main idea behind each attempt.
This section should expose the author’s reflection process around the presented methodology(ies) and result(s) as well as the middle/long term interest of the question(s) they raised. This section should not exceed 400 words.
Files should not exceed 3 MB. If this is inevitable, the authors are asked to split their paper in several parts (e.g. Titleofyourarticle part 1: subtitle, Titleofyourarticle part 2: subtitle).
Concerning the file with the raw data, if this limit is reached, the authors can split it in several parts.
We ask authors to write their article in good English (either American or British English, but not a mixture of these).
Authors will find the templates for the manuscript and the authorship, conflicts of interest, ethics, proof of peer review evaluation statements in the following file:
For authors working with Latex files, we ask them to follow our manuscript template (name of the sections, font sizes, title of the manuscript in the header, etc.) without taking into account the logo and the sidebar found on the first page and to submit both latex and pdf version of their article. The logo and the sidebar will be added by our team after acceptance.
Since NNI results act as supports of new reflections, the standard peer review process appears not necessary. We propose that authors designate at least two reviewers who will assess the overall coherence of the approach. However, to avoid any abuse (publish nonsenses because it’s NNI results), reviewers will sign a proof of peer review evaluation (see Submission pack section) and their contribution to the reviewing process will be stated on the paper. We require that at least one of the author or reviewer assesses the English quality of the article (in no case we ask reviewers to improve it). A third reviewer may be designated to only check the English quality.
We ask authors to submit simultaneously the files relative to their work and the corresponding proofs of reviewing. Any article submitted without proofs of reviewing will not be considered.
After the submission, the editorial board will check the absence of fraud concerning the proofs of reviewing, the validity of information provided within the article (author names and affiliations, email address, etc.) and the respect of the manuscript template. If everything is good, the authors will receive a proof of the editorial acceptance. Otherwise, authors will receive a proof of the editorial rejection.
After acceptance, a final version of the article will be sent to the authors. To confirm the final version, the authors will provide an authorship statement. Then, the article will be accessible on Data under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.
Conflicts of interest
We require that all authors, reviewers and other parties involved in a publication disclose any present or potential conflicts of interest of any kind (financial, personal or any other relationships with other people or organizations) that could potentially be perceived as influencing the described research by filling the Conflicts of Interest statement (see Submission pack section) developed by the ICMJE.
Ethics in research
For all works involving studies conducted on human subjects (or human tissues), animals (or animal tissues), or whenever studies (field studies, etc.) that require the approval of an Institutional Review Board or equivalent ethics committee(s), we ask authors to fill an Ethics statement (see Submission pack section) and dedicate a part of their Materials and Methods section to present full information regarding their approval.
Our team is working hard so that Data Journal content be indexed widely by services including but not limited to those listed below:
- Web of Science
- Google Scholar
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Protection for Children:
We generally do not collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If at any time in the future we plan to collect personally identifiable information from children under 18, such collection and use, to the extent applicable, shall, when required, be done in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and appropriate consent from the child’s parent or guardian will be sought where required by COPPA. When we become aware that personally identifiable information from a child under 18 has been collected without such child’s parent or guardian’s consent, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.
As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third-party Services from within our Service. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites. When you link away from our Service, you do so at your own risk.
Communications with Data Journal:
Any phone calls and/or text messages delivered to your phone or device may cause you to incur extra data, text messaging, or other charges from your wireless carrier. MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY. You are solely responsible for any carrier charges incurred as a result of phone and/or text communications from Data Journal.
No Rights of Third Parties:
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For questions or concerns relating to privacy, we can be contacted at: email@example.com.