Data citation is the practice of giving a reference to a dataset, which facilitates the access and discovery of data underlying a publication and acknowledges the contribution of researchers responsible for the data.
DOI Citation Formatter is an online tool provided by DataCite, which can generate data citations in different referencing styles. You may paste a DOI in the online form and select a style you want to use.
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Most of the referencing style guides, such as APA and MLA, do not provide clear instruction on data citation formats. Some data repositories may provide citations in a specific format when users download the datasets.
Below are the generic formats suggested by DataCite:
Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Publisher. Identifier
Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Version. Publisher. ResourceType. Identifier
When you are preparing your manuscripts, please be aware of the following:
If you want to get a DOI for your data, you may publish it in a data repository or a data journal. You may check if the journals for which your manuscripts are prepared have recommended data repositories. The Journal of Scientific Data has selected a list of data repositories recommended to its authors at HERE.
Examples of data repositories, which can provide DOIs, include: