We have received a set of reviews for an article that we had submitted to a journal. The decision by the journal editor is a Major Revision. That means, there is a possibility that the article could still be rejected.
Two of the reviewers (out of 3) have commented that the data and code to be made available publicly. Sharing of code and data is a very common practice in computer science conferences; it is not very common for journals.
I have the following confusions:
- Should I make my data and code public straightaway?
- Should I mention in the response letter that "Our code and data will be made available at this link after the article is accepted"?
(There is a relevant question here that looks it from the reviewers' perspective.)