Practicing what we preach: developing a data sharing policy for the Journal of the Medical Library Association

Kevin B. Read, Liz Amos, Lisa M. Federer, Ayaba Logan, T. Scott Plutchak, Katherine G. Akers

Abstract


Providing access to the data underlying research results in published literature allows others to reproduce those results or analyze the data in new ways. Health sciences librarians and information professionals have long been advocates of data sharing. It is time for us to practice what we preach and share the data associated with our published research. This editorial describes the activity of a working group charged with developing a research data sharing policy for the Journal of the Medical Library Association.


Keywords


Data Sharing; Scholarly Publishing; Research Transparency; Open Science

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2018.431

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