Data Sharing Policy

Authors could be asked to share or make open the data supporting the results or analyses presented in their paper where this does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or security concerns. In cases where authors do not wish to share their data or are unable to do so, they should state that data will not be shared and the reasons why.

Authors are further encouraged to cite any data sets referenced in the article and provide a Data Availability Statement. The statement of data availability should explain which additional unpublished data from the study, if any, are available, to whom, and how these can be obtained.

Where one or multiple data sets are associated with a manuscript, these are not formally peer reviewed as a part of the journal submission process. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the data set(s).