Wiley_Wordmark_blackToday Figshare announce a partnership with Wiley to support their authors who wish to openly share their data. Wiley’s plan is to integrate data sharing within existing journal workflows and article publication.

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. This new data sharing service is being progressively rolled out across Wiley journals along with new data citation and data sharing policies. This will ensure that more data is accessible, sharable and reproducible under a creative commons license from articles on Wiley Online Library without any cost to the author or readers.

With growing requirements from funders of academic research for data to be open and accessible, the need for services that provide simple workflows for compliance is growing in importance. This partnership allows Wiley, as the experts in dissemination of academic content, to continue to offer authors a comprehensive publishing service, while increasing the exposure of their research. Partnering with Figshare also provides enhanced data preservation and citability.

Wiley previously completed an extensive study of the changing needs of academics as the research process evolves with new technologies. The need to make data both human and machine readable, stood out in the study as the next step to ensure it is as flexible for use as possible.

Mark Hahnel, founder of Figshare explains:

“Wiley’s forward thinking in researching this space intensively before putting a strong focus on data demonstrates the changing nature of academia and Wiley’s commitment to provide world class services to their authors. As the scholarly credit system evolves, we want to ensure that all academics can get the credit they deserve for all of their work. This partnership means that authors publishing with Wiley will have that benefit.”

Liz Ferguson, VP Editorial Development at Wiley adds:

“We’re constantly looking to provide the most innovative and rewarding publishing experience for our authors. Funder mandates are adding lots of extra requirements that our authors must comply with. Our author services are unmatched and working with Figshare further enhances those services for academic researchers publishing in Wiley journals.”