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Wiley’s Data Citation Policy

In recognition of the significance of data as an output of research effort, Wiley has endorsed the FORCE11 Data Citation Principles. Data must be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations and authors are required to include data citations as part of their reference list.


Data citation is appropriate for data held within institutional, subject focused, or more general data repositories. It is not intended to take the place of community standards such as in-line citation of GenBank accession codes. When citing or making claims based on data, authors should refer to the data at the relevant place in the manuscript text and in addition provide a formal citation in the reference list. We recommend the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles:


[dataset] Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI)


Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.


For more information about Wiley's Data Citation Policy, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.