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Data Notes

Valuable genomic datasets often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. We are welcoming data notes - a short article type allowing you to describe your genomic or transcriptomic dataset, and publish it to make your data easier to find, cite and share.


Data notes are peer-reviewed, indexed publications, and benefit from in-house guidance on best data practice.


Have a look at our infographic that outlines what information goes into a data note and how it's laid out. 

Publish a Data note and get credit for sharing your data

Easier for you to share

Don't leave your work languishing on a hard drive: deposit your datasets in an open repository and publish a data note describing them, allowing others to find, use and cite your data.

Easier for others to find

All BMC Genomic Data publications - including data notes - are indexed in MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central, SCImago, Scopus and many other services. Articles are also available through the BMC and SpringerLink sites for maximal discoverability of your work.

Quick and easy to write

Just download and follow our template. A data note consists of three main sections (objective, data description and limitations). 

A data note is purely a description of data available in an open repository, and requires no analysis or interpretation.

Data note template

Research Data Support for authors

Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to researchers who have datasets they want to make easier to cite, share and find. Learn more about this service and the many benefits of making your data publicly available. 

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