Correctly citing and referencing your dataset for maximum impact

Where datasets are hosted in public repositories that provide datasets with persistent identifiers (such as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) or accession codes), we encourage formal citation of these datasets in reference lists. This allows your dataset to be more easily discovered by readers, search engines and citation indexing services.

Citations of datasets, when they appear in the reference list, should include the minimum information recommended by DataCite. These are: Creator, Title, Publisher (i.e., repository), Identifier, Publication Year. These references should also follow journal style. 

For example:

Hao, Z., AghaKouchak, A., Nakhjiri, N., Farahmand, A. Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System (GIDMaPS) Data sets. figshare. (2014)

Barbosa, P., Usie, A. and Ramos, A. M. Quercus suber isolate HL8, whole genome shotgun sequencing project. GenBank (2018).

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