... The JCB DataViewer provides our authors with the option to present the original image data associated with their articles, and enables our readers to view and interact with these data. It is the first browser-based system for viewing and analyzing multi-dimensional microscope image data. ... Access to original data provides full transparency in data presentation and heralds a completely new scope of analysis and discussion within scientific articles. ...
Such transparency enhances the value of the science presented, as readers have all of the information necessary to evaluate authors' interpretations. A further benefit to the author is the creation of an archive of all of the primary data that accompany an article.
Data submitted to the JCB DataViewer will become part of a searchable database, which we provide as a resource for the community. Authors are encouraged to input legends with details beyond those provided in the article itself, such as precise methodology or acquisition information ...
While a manuscript is under review, uploaded data will only be visible to a paper's authors and reviewers. Once a paper is published, the associated original data will be made available to all readers, whether or not they have a subscription to the JCB. As with all material submitted to the JCB, the copyright to the submitted data remains with the author. At this time, uploaded data files will not be available for others to download; viewers will only have access to the rendered JPEG images.
... Although we don't require our authors to submit their original data to the JCB DataViewer, we encourage it, as providing them ensures complete transparency. We are not just asking to see a larger section of a microscope field or a larger piece of a blot, but the actual data files acquired by authors (that have not had a whiff of Photoshop!). ...
As of December 1, 2008, all submitting authors have the option to upload their data to the JCB DataViewer. ... These data will be peer reviewed alongside the article.
In addition, over the past few weeks, we have invited authors who recently published in the JCB to upload the original data corresponding to their articles. All such retrospectively uploaded data have not been peer reviewed. ... If you published a paper in the JCB that was submitted before December 1, 2008 and would like to upload your original data, please contact us. ...
Gavin Baker at 12/06/2008 11:05:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.