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Data Sharing

Wiley have a bold vision for the future in which research data is shared openly, and we plan to accomplish this vision through partnerships and collaborations. We currently partner with Figshare and Dyrad to make it easy for authors to share data in approved repositories to comply with funder and journal mandates.


Data sharing with Dryad

We have partnered with Dryad so you can store and share your data without charge. The following Wiley journals sponsor the Data Publication Charges (DPCs) for their authors:


  • Molecular Ecology
  • Molecular Ecology Resources
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Evolutionary Applications
  • Diversity and Distributions
  • Journal of Biogeography
  • Global Ecology and Biogeography

For up-to-date information you can look up a journal and find out their policy and whether the fees are covered here.


Data sharing with Figshare

We have partnered with figshare to automatically archive research data when submitting an article to a number of Wiley journals, within the existing manuscript submission workflow. Once accepted for publication, data files will be transferred automatically and deposited to the figshare data repository, without charge or further work.


How does it work

  1. Review the data sharing policy on your selected journal’s homepage.
  2. Login or register for a ScholarOne account to submit your manuscript and data file(s).
  3. Add a "Data Accessibility" section to your manuscript. This can be just a section heading or you can provide a brief description for each data file(s). The link to figshare will be automatically inserted into this section at publication.
  4. During the file upload step in the ScholarOne submission process, all files must be designated as “Data Files” from the drop-down menu in order to be automatically deposited into the journal’s figshare data repository.
  5. Your data will be available for peer review, if you submit data files by the time review commences.
  6. If you plan to take advantage of this service data files must be submitted before your article is accepted.
  7. If your article is accepted for publication, your data files are automatically deposited into the journal’s figshare data repository on your behalf.
  8. On publication your data is made publicly available under a CC0 license on figshare and links back to the article on Wiley Online Library.
  9. Your published article on Wiley Online Library links to the data on figshare along with an accessibility statement

Which journals currently offer this service?

Wiley's Data Sharing Service is currently offered in the following journals:


  • Cellular Microbiology
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
  • Statistical Analysis and Data Mining: The ASA Data Science Journal
  • Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry
  • Statistics in Medicine
  • Physiological Reports
  • Evironmetrics - Official Journal of The International Environmetrics Society (TIES), an Association of the International Statistical Institute
  • Ecology Letters (also Dryad)
  • European Journal of Neuroscience
  • Journal of Small Animal Practice
  • FEBS Letters
  • FEBS Open Bio
  • The FEBS Journal
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Evolution
  • Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
  • Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management

Is there a charge for the service?

No, there is no charge for using Wiley’s Data Sharing Service which is currently available through a partnership with figshare.


At the time of my manuscript submission the data files are in work-in-progress state and not ready for public view. Can I send them in later on?

We understand that data files are rarely sufficiently tidy for public dissemination early on, and that changes to figures/tables are often required during peer review. We will, however, need to receive your final data files at the point you deliver your final manuscript, figures and associated materials on acceptance.


Are there limitations on file size?

Yes, 100kb per file uploaded to ScholarOne.


What type of license does figshare use to make my data public?

Figshare uses the CC0 license. CC0 is the standard license used for sharing data and databases. CC0 is the "no copyright reserved" option in the Creative Commons toolkit. CC0 does not have any restrictions on re-use CC0 is particularly relevant to scientific data. By applying the CC0 license, the true benefits of dat sharing are delivered. The license allows data mining and large scale meta-analyses to be conducted with much greater ease, for example. However, we are simultaneously introducing the data citation policy so that when researchers use or reference others' data, the original creators get credit for it.


When do my data files become public?

Your data files will be publicly accessible on figshare when your manuscript is published on Wiley Online Library.


Can I check who viewed my data files, and when they viewed them?

You'll get the big picture. figshare is able to capture and report usage metrics but does not collect or report information about who has viewed them.