John Wiley has announced a partnership with data repository organisation Figshare, part of Macmillan's Digital Science business, to support authors who wish to openly share their data.
The partnership means data sharing will be integrated within existing journal workflows and article publication. The new service is being piloted with a limited number of titles and will be rolled out over the new few months along with new data citation and data sharing policies. The net result will be that more data will be able to be accessed, shared and reproduced without cost under a creative commons license from articles on Wiley Online Library.
The move follows growing requirements from academic research funders for data to be open and accessible.
Liz Ferguson, Wiley's v.p. of editorial development, said: "We're constantly looking to provide the most innovative and rewarding publishing experience for our authors. Funder mandates are adding lots of extra requirements that our authors must comply with."