Hot answers tagged

43

The journal asked me if data are accessible and if are adequate to allow replication. That is easy to answer: "The data is only accessible if a fee is payed as mandated by the data's license. I am therefore not able to assess if it is adequate to allow replication." If you can only select "yes/no", select "no" and put the ...


21

You asked, "How should I behave in this case?" Concerning completing the form, the answer is straightforward: No, the data is not freely available. However, I suppose that your question is asking more than that. If your concern is that you, as a reviewer, do not have sufficient material to adequately review the article according to the journal's ...


7

I doubt this is a problem. I suggest shooting an email to the editor of the journal with this question. It might be the case that the author(s) will be required to provide a local (downloadable) copy of the dataset that they worked with upon approval for publication (supplementary materials). Even if that's not the possible, I wouldn't necessarily interpret &...


4

I think the applicable principle is that authorship isn't transitive. If someone doesn't contribute directly to a paper they aren't an author, but may need acknowledgement as you suggest. But it is a good idea, as you also may be suggesting, that you offer those others the opportunity to participate and thus become authors. I realize that might not be your ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible