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Author Guidelines

For the Author guidelines, you are reviewing your journal’s current version and adding the necessary text that covers all the topics in the guidelines. The text does not need to be “exact” as long as the language is there for what is required. If you have everything covered, that is good enough. It is not necessary to include the beginning paragraph. Likely this activity will be accompanied by editor/staff training. We spent a great deal of time on certain wording, so if you have any questions, please ask. We would like the understanding of the researcher to be consistent. On the other hand, we fully realize you have content that meets much of the text already in most cases.


The FAQ is a companion to the Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement and the Author Guidelines being implemented by publishers who are signatories. (“FAIR” is defined as findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable in the FAIR Guiding Principles.) This FAQ is not meant to contradict anything stated in either the Commitment Statement or the Author Guidelines. Instead, it is meant to help provide answers to common questions.


Advancing FAIR Data in Earth, Space, and Environmental Science – EOS Article (5 Nov 2018)

New Author Guidelines Promoting Open and FAIR Data in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences (1 Nov 2018) – Science Editor Article

Following First Stakeholder Meeting: Enabling FAIR Data Across the Earth and Space Sciences, 8 Dec 2017  – EOS Article

Grant Announcement: Enabling Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable Data, 15 Sept 2017 – EOS Article

DataONE Webinar – Enabling FAIR Data, September 12 2017 – Recording Here