ASTRO does not require data sharing. In the interest of transparency and in support of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data principles, however, authors are asked to include a data availability statement with their submitted work. Data availability statements should indicate if the data are being shared and if so, how the data may be accessed. Data availability statements will be published alongside articles submitted after this policy goes into effect (on January 1, 2020).
Along with its data sharing policy, ASTRO recently published a guide with recommended best practices for authors submitting to its journals. Read ASTRO Journals’ Data Sharing Policy and Recommended Best Practices, in Advances in Radiation Oncology.
Some of the topics covered include:
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