Maths journals adopt new Data Policy to encourage transparency on research data

Many research papers published in mathematics journals include numerical results obtained through computation. By default, EDP Sciences has a policy of encouraging authors to upload data and code related to their research to an online repository, and to include a data availability statement and data/code citations in their articles. Five of the maths journals published by EDP Sciences in partnership with the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI) have implemented a more prescriptive data sharing policy.

For these journals, authors are asked, during submission, whether they have deposited data or code in a public repository. If, at the time of submission, authors declare there is data or code in a repository, a data availability statement and data/code citations in the article itself then become mandatory and must be provided. The presence and accuracy of these elements will be systematically checked by the publisher.

These journals are:

  • Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (website)
  • ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations (website)
  • ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (website)
  • ESAIM: Probability and Statistics (website)
  • RAIRO - Operations Research (website)

For more information, please check the respective journal’s Data and Code Sharing Policy under the online Author Information (example for MMNP).

Following the transition of the mathematics journals to open access under the EDP Sciences/SMAI Subscribe to Open (S2O) model launched in 2020, these journals are further embracing open science by prescribing data and code sharing for the benefit of the broader community.