Developing a Research Data Policy Framework for All Journals and Publishers

« More journals and publishers – and funding agencies and institutions – are introducing research data policies. But as the prevalence of policies increases, there is potential to confuse researchers and support staff with numerous or conflicting policy requirements. We define and describe 14 features of journal research data policies and arrange these into a set of six standard policy types or tiers, which can be adopted by journals and publishers to promote data sharing in a way that encourages good practice and is appropriate for their audience’s perceived needs. (…) »

Source >, Hrynaszkiewicz, I., Simons, N., Hussain, A., Grant, R. and Goudie, S., 2020, Data Science Journal, 19(1), p.5. DOI: