BMC Genomic Data publishes a range of articles that describe genomic datasets and genomic analyses. These are peer reviewed by experts in the field. We welcome articles that include analyses or meta-analyses of existing data, and original articles on databases or other technologies that advance data sharing and reuse to support reproducible research. As a supporter of the FAIR Data principles, release of data in one or more public, community-recognized repositories is a condition of publication.
In the genomics field, there is a widely established research community expectation for data archiving in public repositories, and submission to a community-endorsed, public repository is mandatory. A list of data where deposition is required for BMC Genomic Data, with the appropriate repositories, can be found on the Editorial Policies Page.
We strongly encourage that all other datasets on which the conclusions of the paper rely should be available to readers. We encourage authors to ensure that their datasets are either deposited in publicly available repositories (where available and appropriate) or presented in the main manuscript or additional supporting files whenever possible. Please see Springer Nature’s information on recommended repositories.