Announcing the Journal of the Medical Library Association’s data sharing policy

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

Abstract


As librarians are generally advocates of open access and data sharing, it is a bit surprising that peer-reviewed journals in the field of librarianship have been slow to adopt data sharing policies. Starting October 1, 2019, the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) is taking a step forward and implementing a firm data sharing policy to increase the rigor and reproducibility of published research, enable data reuse, and promote open science. This editorial explains the data sharing policy, describes how compliance with the policy will fit into the journal’s workflow, and provides further guidance for preparing for data sharing.

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Journal of the Medical Library Association; Data Sharing

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2019.801

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