Open Data in Chemistry – ACS & Figshare partner to increase OA

Archiving and accessing chemistry data has always been a challenge – and recent funder mandates have made open data practices that much more important.    ACS & Figshare just announced a new partnership to support open access to supporting data.  Check out their new portal. Hopefully more publishers will quickly follow suit!

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“The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society recently announced a strategic partnership with Figshare  (, an open repository that promotes broad discoverability of scientific research data. The ACS-Figshare partnership will not only provide for improved archiving and access to open data sets and other supporting information that often accompany articles published in the Society’s preeminent portfolio of peer-reviewed research journals, but will also better enable reader interaction with, and citation of, such ancillary information of importance to the scientific record.

ACS Authors can submit information in more than 100 file formats, including video and multimedia files, tabular data, and crystallographic data, to accompany their peer-reviewed articles. Open access to such supporting data within any ACS journal will be freely available to all users via the Society’s publications website ( ACS is also facilitating automated deposition of Supporting Information (SI) files to a secure hosting environment, free from any restrictions on size and format. An additional benefit of the ACS-Figshare collaboration will be contributing to broader data discoverability, as the SI material will be searchable via Google and other major search engines and Web referral pathways.

Figshare availability will be rolled out in the coming months across the ACS Publications portfolio of journals. Researchers can access the ACS Publications/Figshare portal at and preview now the interactive viewer available for an ACS Editors’ Choice open access article recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society at”

Read the full press release at

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