The RDA Scholarly Publishing community is interested in developing guidelines for Availability Statements for digital objects, specifically data. In short, Availability Statements in scholarly publications could be more structured and FAIR. Through this work we will review the status of current guidance, what authors are providing, and the gap with desired outcomes. The desired outcome is a recommendation on guidelines for journals, authors, publishing staff, editors, peer-reviewers, standards, and machine readable infrastructure.
The case statement is pending, and the final objective still forming.
- Catriona Maccallum
- Matthew Lucas
- Shelley Stall