Research data policy

Research data includes all documents other than the scientific publication (the article to be published), that have been used or produced in the course of the submitted scientific research and that are used as evidence in the research process, or that are commonly accepted in the research community as necessary to validate the conclusions and results of the research.

Access to the data is necessary to guarantee the verification and reproducibility of the results presented.

It should be taken into account:

  • The personal data protection in the project itself and with a view to its reuse by third parties.
  • The ethical aspects that affect the data, to guarantee the integrity and confidentiality of the people involved.
  • The specific requirements demanded by the financing entities.

The journal encourages authors to store the data gathered for their research in repositories of renowned prestige. The repositories must guarantee both recovery and access to them, as well as long-term preservation.

The chosen repository must be a FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and open access repository, offering:
·    guidelines for data standards
·    a doi that will be used to link them to the published article
·    indications to the user on what terms the data sets deposited in a repository can be used
·    use of open licenses such as Creative Commons

The objective of this policy is to promote scientific development and ensure that research can be validated, replicated, and analyzed for other studies.

You can consult the Registry of re3data research data repositories, taking into account that each repository has its own deposit rules.

The article must mention that the data has been deposited in a repository, providing a description of the type of data, the name and URL of the repository, the identifier code and the data of the use and distribution license. This information should appear at the end of the article, before the bibliographic list, under the heading 'Availability of deposited data'.

The data must be cited correctly, following a specific citation format and must appear with the rest of the bibliographical references of the publication. In addition to the complete bibliographic reference of the data, the citation must include the unique and permanent identifier of the repository where they are stored.

Example of bibliographic citation:
Saiz de Lobado, E. y García-Delgado, B. (2022). Base de datos estudio hábitos de lectura y educación durante el COVID-19, Zenodo [Data set].