At the Journal of Applied Science and Nanotechnology (JASN), we believe that sharing research data enhances the transparency, reproducibility, and credibility of published research. As such, we encourage authors to share the research data that supports their publications where appropriate, and enable them to comply with funder mandates.

1. Data Linking

If you have made your research data available in a data repository, we encourage you to link your article directly to the dataset. This can be done in a few ways:

  • Provide a statement of data availability in your article, linking to the dataset.
  • When you are sharing data in one of the many available data repositories, you can use a link to direct readers straight from your article to the data.

2. Mendeley Data

For researchers who want to share their data but do not have a preferred repository, we recommend Mendeley Data. Mendeley Data is an open-access, free-to-use data repository, which hosts datasets in a secure cloud environment. Datasets deposited in Mendeley Data are given a unique DOI, are version controlled, and can be cited in research publications.

3. Data Statement

To foster transparency, we encourage you to include a 'Data Availability Statement' in your paper. This should provide details of which data are available and where they can be found. Examples of data availability statements include:

  • The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available in the [NAME] repository, [DOI or URL].
  • All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article [and its supplementary information files].
  • The datasets used and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  • Data sharing is not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analysed during the current study.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your data complies with any data protection laws and regulations, and that sensitive data is properly anonymized.

By submitting a manuscript to JASN, authors acknowledge these guidelines and agree to make their data available where appropriate.