Guidelines for Repositories
Before a dataset can be submitted for publication the dataset must be deposited in a registered repository, along with the associated metadata for the dataset.
Repositories can be registered on a case by case basis through contact with the Geoscience Data Journal editor. At a minimum, repositories should have the ability to:
- Assign DOIs to the dataset and offer sufficiently long data preservations that match the amount of time the public will find this data scientifically beneficial.
- Store the data files in an easily readable format across different computing platforms.
- Allow reviewers easy (and anonymous to the dataset authors) access to the data and supporting metadata.
- Following successful review and publication the repository must provide open access to the broad/public user community.
Datasets submitted for publication should be complete and not liable to change. Metadata should be included to allow a full understanding of the data.
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