“Scientific Data” Discusses “Inconsistencies in Repository Naming” in New Editorial
From a Scientific Data Editorial:
When a scholarly publication refers to a dataset hosted at a public repository, it is best practice to acknowledge the hosting repository by including its name and other key information in a formal data citation. During our standard editorial checks of data citations prior to publication, we routinely encounter inconsistencies in repository naming.
Today, we are calling on the repositories with whom we work to check that their repository’s name is consistently recorded on their webpages, and in any indices that track their repository or datasets.
Ensuring consistency in data citations will help to increase the stability of research data infrastructure, leading to more reliable data for all stakeholders.
Read the Complete Editorial (523 words)
Scientific Data is published by Nature.
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