Scientific Data (journal)


Scientific Data is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by Nature Research since 2014.[1] It focuses on descriptions of data sets relevant to the natural sciences, medicine, engineering and social sciences,[2] which are provided as machine-readable data, complemented with a human oriented narrative. The journal was not the first to publish data papers, but is one of a few journals whose content consists primarily of data papers.[3][4] The journal is abstracted and indexed by Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed.[5]

Scientific Data
DisciplineNatural sciences
Publication details
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
8.501 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Sci. Data
OCLC no.880900611
  • Journal homepage


  1. ^ Jump, Paul (2013), Nature's publishers to launch open-access platform for data sets and analysis of public data sets, Times Higher Education, retrieved 2015-06-11
  2. ^ "FAQ | Scientific Data". Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  3. ^ Candela, Leonardo; Castelli, Donatella; Manghi, Paolo; Tani, Alice (2015). "Data journals: A survey". Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 66 (9): 1747–1762. doi:10.1002/asi.23358. S2CID 31358007.
  4. ^ Spinak, Ernesto; Packer, Abel (2014), Scientific Data: Nature Publishing Group moves the communication of scientific data forward with its new online open access publication, SciELO, retrieved 2015-06-11
  5. ^ "Scientific Data". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2015-06-11.

External linksEdit

  • Official website