Session 2D

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.


Anna Jester, eJournalPress


Elizabeth Hull, Dryad
Elizabeth Hull is Operations Manager for Dryad, a non-profit, curated repository for research data underlying scholarly publications. She holds a varied background in libraries/archives, web content management, public history and archaeology, all of which converge into an overarching commitment to open access and usability of knowledge.
Kerry Kroffe, Public Library of Science
Kerry Kroffe is Director, Editorial Services at PLOS. Kerry has spent the last 20 years in the publishing industry in various leadership, program management, and technology development roles. Before joining PLOS in 2014, he held positions at IOP Publishing, The University of Chicago Press, and LEXIS-NEXIS. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Computer Science from The University of Virginia.
Mark Hahnel, figshare
Mark Hahnel is the founder of figshare, a repository where users can make all of their research outputs citable, shareable and discoverable. He sits on the DataCite Board and has a PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College London.
Becky Funck, ACSESS (Alliance of Crop, Soil & Environmental Science Societies)
Rebecca Funck is a Senior Managing Editor at the Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS) with over 17 years of publishing experience. She oversees a small staff and publishing operations for 12 journals. In her free time she enjoys karate, biking, and camping with her husband and three kids.