This new scientific data journal for publishing data descriptors spans neuroscience, ecology, epidemiology, functional genomics and environmental science. www.nature.com/scientificdata
Along with its varied content Scientific Data is the first NPG publication to implement data citations and articles cite data in figshare, OpenfMRI, GEO and GenomeRNAi.
We are very pleased to see that Scientific Data promotes the Joint Data Citation Principles http://www.force11.org/datacitation .
Scientific Data is collaborating broadly to promote data sharing and community standards. The launch of this journal really highlights how important the practices surrounding data are to scientific research. Hopefully the data journal will encourage better data practice, including increased availability and access.
PS. We love this video describing the rationale for creating Scientific Data 🙂