Data Papers

Data journals are publications whose primary purpose is to expose datasets; some more general journals also have sections dedicated to the publication of Data Papers. The publication of a Data Paper may be considered best practice for researchers whose primary output is data, or for whom the development of new, data-driven technologies is of particular importance. The publication of Data Papers includes an element of peer review, maximises opportunities for reuse and attracts academic accreditation for data scientists as well as front-line researchers (such papers may also be eligible for assessment as eligible research outputs under the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) guidelines).