Tools and Technologies
Unlimited Data Plans? Data Publication Charges (DPCs), DPC Sponsors, Data Availability Statements, and Licensing Options
Article Publication Charges (APCs) vary widely and get a lot of attention, but they aren’t the only publishing charges authors encounter. This session will show you the data concerning Data Publication Charges (DPCs), societies and publishers who require data deposit and may or may not sponsor corresponding charges, and wrap up with a discussion on data licensing options.
Dryad has charged DPCs since 2013, provides long-term and no cost access, and curates submitted data. Some organizations sponsor Dryad DPCs for authors, who submit data upon article acceptance. PLOS requires a Data Availability Statement which is published if the article is accepted. Authors submit data first, providing the corresponding DOI at manuscript submission. Figshare supports privately and publicly stored research. Publicly accessible data is available via CC-BY, CC0 for metadata & datasets, or the MIT license, GNU General Public License (GPLv3), or Apache License 2.0 for code and software.