JMIR Publications has adopted the SpringerNature Type 2 Data Sharing policy for all its' journals except for JMIR Data, where we have implemented the Type 4 Data Sharing policy.
Type 2 Data Sharing Policy (all JMIR journals except JMIR Data)
A submission to JMIR journals implies that materials described in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, will be freely available to any researcher wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes, without breaching participant confidentiality.
The journal strongly encourages that all data sets on which the conclusions of the paper rely should be available to readers. We encourage authors to ensure that their data sets are either deposited in publicly available repositories (where available and appropriate) or presented in the main manuscript or additional supporting files whenever possible (see What are the guidelines for supplementary files (figures, Multimedia Appendix, additional material for reviewers/editors only)?), or submitted to JMIR Data.
The journal encourages authors to provide a statement of Data availability in their article. Data availability statements (DAS) should include information on where data supporting the results reported in the article can be found, including, where applicable, hyperlinks to publicly archived data sets analyzed or generated during the study. Data availability statements can also indicate whether data are available on request from the authors and where no data are available, if appropriate.
Data Availability statements can take one of the following forms (or a combination of more than one if required for multiple data sets):
- "The data sets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available in JMIR Data | the [NAME] repository, [PERSISTENT WEB LINK TO DATA SETS]"
- "The data sets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are not publicly available due [REASON WHY DATA ARE NOT PUBLIC] but are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request."
- "The data sets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request."
- "Data sharing not applicable to this article as no data sets were generated or analyzed during the current study."
- "All data generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article [and its supplementary information files]."
Please add these data sharing statements after the Acknowledgements. Please verify that the copyeditor does not remove these statements.
Research Data Policy Type 2 (for life sciences) by Springer Nature is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Type 4 Data Sharing Policy (JMIR Data)
JMIR Data publishes data sets with a short narrative, thus they must/will be available to reviewers and readers.
Authors must deposit their data sets in publicly available repositories prior to peer review, or include them as supplementary information files with their manuscript (see What are the guidelines for supplementary files (figures, Multimedia Appendix, additional material for reviewers/editors only)?). It is a condition of publication that authors deposit their data in an appropriate repository, and agree to make the data publicly available without restriction, unless reasonable controls on data access are needed to protect human privacy or biosafety.
Peer reviewers should consider a manuscript’s Data availability statement (DAS), where applicable. They should consider if the authors have complied with the journal’s policy on the availability of research data, and whether reasonable effort has been made to make the data that support the findings of the study available for replication or reuse by other researchers.
Research Data Policy Type 4 by Springer Nature is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License