4. Ethical Standards

Data access

Data Access

\u003Cp\u003EIn the spirit of transparent and reproducible scientific research, journals encourage and sometimes require authors to, as much as realistically possible, make the data underlying their research available to reviewers, editors, and readers. Be sure to check a journal’s author instructions before submitting your manuscript to review its data access policy.  Examples of common journal data access policies include:\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cul\u003E \u003Cli\u003EA journal \u003Cstrong\u003Eencourages \u003C/strong\u003Eall authors, wherever possible, to publicly release all data underlying any published paper.\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EA journal \u003Cstrong\u003Eencourages\u003C/strong\u003E all authors, wherever possible, to publicly release all data underlying any published paper and \u003Cstrong\u003Emay require \u003C/strong\u003Eauthors to include a Data Availability Statement in their published article that describes if and how the data may be accessed.\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EA journal\u003Cstrong\u003E requires \u003C/strong\u003Eall authors, wherever possible, to publicly release all data in a published article as a condition of publication and \u003Cstrong\u003Erequires\u003C/strong\u003E authors to include a Data Availability Statement in their published article.\u003C/li\u003E \u003Cli\u003EA journal \u003Cstrong\u003Erequires \u003C/strong\u003Eall authors, wherever possible, to publicly release all data underlying any published paper as a condition of publication. The data\u003Cstrong\u003E must undergo peer review\u003C/strong\u003E along with the manuscript as part of the acceptance process, and authors are \u003Cstrong\u003Erequired\u003C/strong\u003E to include a Data Availability Statement in their published article.\u003C/li\u003E \u003C/ul\u003E \u003Cp\u003EThe \u003Ca href="https://opg.optica.org/submit/review/general_policies.cfm#data" data-new-window="true" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"\u003Edata access policy for Optica Publishing Group journals\u003C/a\u003E encourages authors to provide access to the data underlying the results presented in the article and requires inclusion of a data availability statement that describes if and how any data that were generated or analyzed as part of the study can be accessed.  It also provides example Data Availability Statements covering common situations.\u003C/p\u003E