Data Sharing and Data Accessibility

Forum Multimedia Publishing strongly encourages authors to provide all data on which the manuscript’s conclusions are based (for all original research articles), unless these data have been provided to the reader in full as part of the submitted article. The following are some examples of data availability statements:

  • The datasets generated and/or analyzed during the current study are available in the [NAME] repository, [PERSISTENT WEB LINK TO DATASETS].
  • All data points generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article.
  • The datasets generated and/or analyzed during the current study are not publicly available due to [REASON WHY DATA ARE NOT PUBLIC] but are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  • Data sharing is not applicable to this article, as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.
  • The data that support the findings of this study are available from [THIRD PARTY NAME] but restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under license for the current study, and so are not publicly available. Data are available from the authors upon reasonable request and with permission of [THIRD PARTY NAME].

A data availability statement provides readers with a standardized format for understanding the availability of the data on should deposit their datasets in publicly available repositories, if available, rather than on personal or laboratory websites. Forum Multimedia Publishing strongly recommends that authors publish datasets using a DOI, as this helps facilitate persistent links from research articles to datasets. Please refer to or for a list of data repositories, including information about accreditation and services; the choice of repository is at the discretion of the authors, but the data must be freely available to readers.