Data Journals

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Data Journals are also becoming more commonplace in the academic publishing landscape. These focus specifically on the dataset rather than research article and provide details such as the context of the data collection, the choice of software environment and data processing decisions including file formats. There is no analysis or examination of the data but rather they provide a mechanism for describing and the data and its accessibility while also providing a means to credit the data creators through citation and peer-review.

The University of Edinburgh maintain a list of data journals and their policies.