Data availability statement
Articles must contain a Data Availability Statement at the end of the manuscript explaining how data and other resources were created, from where they are available, along with information about any restrictions on the accessibility of data and other resources.
- Data availability: The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at http://doi.org/, reference number [reference number].
- Data availability: The data that support the findings will be available in [repository name] at [URL / DOI link] following a [6 month] embargo from the date of publication to allow for commercialisation of research findings.
- Data availability: The data that support the findings of this study are available from [third party]. Restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under licence for this study.
- Data are available [from the authors / at URL] with the permission of [third party].
Badges to acknowledge Open Practices
Open Science Badges
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition recognises exemplary scientific practices by awarding Open Science Badges to authors who openly share their data and research materials.
Open Science Badges are an initiative of the Center for Open Science – a non-profit aiming to increase the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research – and have been adopted by a number of leading journals in different disciplines. The criteria for Open Data badges are here: https://osf.io/g6u5k/
Applying for the badges
Authors are asked during the submission process whether they want to apply for an Open Data and/or an Open Materials badge. Authors must include a Data Availability Statement in the back matter of their article, with a link to their publicly accessible data and materials and any additional explanations about the resources provided.
BLC is following the disclosure model in its award of the Open Data and Open Materials badges: authors affirm that they meet the badge criteria by selecting the appropriate tick box in the submission system and their use of the Data Availability Statement.
BLC, as the awarding journal, makes a cursory evaluation of the data and materials. This includes checking that the provided link leads to the data or materials in an open repository, that they look appropriate and that they relate to the article. BLC does not perform a full peer review of the data or materials. The onus is on authors to follow the criteria for each badge and they are accountable to the community for the accuracy of their statements.
In applying for the Open Data badge authors are disclosing and confirming that:
- They have provided the URL, DOI, or other permanent path for accessing the data in a public, open access repository in the Data Availability Statement.
- There is sufficient information for an independent researcher to reproduce the reported results.
In applying for the Open Materials badge authors are disclosing and confirming that:
- They have provided the URL, DOI, or other permanent path for accessing the materials in a public, open access repository in the Data Availability Statement.
- There is sufficient information for an independent researcher to reproduce the reported methodology.