Linked Data/Additional files
To aid your research area and enhance the impact of the publication, we recommend that related data is made available alongside the publication.
This can be done by including a 'Supplementary Data' section at the end of your paper (before the reference list) that provides the title and accompanying descriptive caption for each data file being referred to (e.g. Data file 1: ABC; Data file 2: XYZ). You should then either:
- include the DOI to data that has been hosted in an open repository (e.g. Figshare, or an institutional-specific repository) - recommended.
- or, upload the relevant file(s) here during submission so that the production team can assess them should your submission be accepted for publication. If handled by the production team, the file will be hosted and downloadable, but potentially less findable for text and data mining.
You may cite the data files within the main text of your submission, should you wish to, but this is not mandatory.
You may also include up to three audio and/or video files to embed into the published manuscript, should they directly relate to the text. Should you wish to include audio/video files in a publication please follow the below steps:
- Ensure that each file is uploaded here, as part of the original submission (if the file is too large, then you can upload it to repository/a media streaming service (e.g. Youtube) and provide the link in the manuscript file)
- Add a clear citation within the manuscript text, in consecutive order using Arabic numerals (e.g. Audio file 1; Audio file 2; Video file 1; Video file 2).
- Add an accompanying descriptive main title for each audio/video file, placed at the end of the manuscript. This should clearly and concisely summarise the content and/or use of the sound/video/animation. A short additional legend is optional to offer a further description.
- Note in your cover letter during the submission process that there are multimedia files included in the submission, so that the editor can ensure that they are handled appropriately.
Data guidelines and ethical considerations
When publishing data it is critical that recognised standards are followed. You can view further information about data quality below.
- - Files can be no more than 20MB per file. If you have files that are more than 20mb per file please use other storage and provide a link to the shared file. For example, e.g. Figshare, or an institutional-specific repository
- - The files an accessible format, preferably a non-proprietary one).
- - Ethical consideration. Please follow ethical guidelines:
Data, including sound, animation video material etc., must be professionally and clearly presented. If a multimodal material is not easy to understand or does not appear to be of a suitable quality, the editor may ask to re-render or omit it.
The data material should be included, along with any relevant copyright information, a statement of authorisation (if needed) and following ethical guidelines.