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Open Data

If you are using another researcher's dataset, it's important to cite it to give that producer credit. Citing data also simplifies access to data for re-use.

Elements of Data Citations:

Data Creator
Title of Dataset
Year of Publication
Publisher (usually the data repository where the dataset is housed)
Edition or Version
Access Information (URL or other persistent identifier)

A recommended format is:
Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Publisher. Identifier

or, if version and type of resource are available:
Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Version. Publisher. ResourceType. Identifier

Data Citation Index

Data Citation Index, from Web of Science, provides a citation for each dataset indexed in the product.