Why archive my data?

Why do the British Ecological Society journals require me to archive my data? At the BES, along with many other ecology journals, we require that all data (and code for theortical papers) associated with published papers are archived in an appropriate public repository. We do this because we believe data are important products of scientific enterprise, and they should be preserved and usable in the … Continue reading Why archive my data?

Open Data in Journal of Animal Ecology

A couple of weeks ago the British Ecology Society Journals published a virtual issue for Open Access Week looking at the most downloaded data sets in Dryad associated with papers on the journals. At Journal of Animal Ecology we encourage authors to use the most appropriate archive for their data and in JAE we’ve seen a variety of repositories used alongside Dryad. For Open Access … Continue reading Open Data in Journal of Animal Ecology