Journals Accepting Specialized Data by Type*

There are many journals that accept specialized data that are especially important when it comes to transparency. We've assembled a fairly comprehensive list, organized by the type of data, that you can explore using the tabs below. If you believe there are additional journals that meet these criteria, feel free to contact us.



Perception of ‘Negative’ Data

For any of a number of reasons, study results may be perceived to be unfavorable, negative, or nonconfirmatory, or they may be unexpected. Despite this, your data have value. The following journals may provide a venue for your contribution to the body of knowledge for your area of research.

American Heart Journal 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $3000
(open access option)
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  Does not accept individual case reports or original articles involving bench laboratory or animal research.

For additional information, visit the American Heart Journal home page.

BMC Research Notes (Short publications, case series, incremental updates to published work) 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1390
UK £990
EU €1180
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the BMC Research Notes journal information page.

BMJ Open (also publishes reviewer reports) 

Page Costs  (Total)
UK £1350 (exclusive of VAT for UK and EU authors) on acceptance
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  Does not publish studies conducted in animals, laboratory studies not linked to patient outcomes, papers reporting solely physiological or biomechanical results from healthy participants, anatomy, cell biology or non-clinical psychology. Requires original protocol for the study, where one exists, as a supplementary file. Data sharing is required.

For additional information, visit the BMJ Open journal information page.

Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1958
UK £1239
EU €1758
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  If molecular sequences are used, provide a statement that the data have been deposited in a publicly accessible database, eg, GenBank, and indicate the database accession number. Dove does not permit the changing/adding/deleting of authors after submission of the paper.

For additional information, visit the Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications journal home page.

Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development 

Page Costs  US $200 per printed page
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 6
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development journal home page.

Clinical Therapeutics 

Page Costs  Gold open access fee is US $3250.
Original research: US $600/page
Review: US $2500 flat
Case reports, etc: US $2000 flat
Letters: US $1000 flat
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the Clinical Therapeutics journal home page.

ecancermedicalscience 

Page Costs  UK £1000 for authors with funding, industry or medical education companies. Free only for other non-industry authors who do not have access to funding.
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the ecancermedicalscience journal home page.

Journal of Drug Assessment 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1000
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the Journal of Drug Assessment journal home page.

Neurology 

Page Costs  US $3300 for CCBY-NC-ND license; $4100 for CCBY license
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year 48
Specific Limitations  Offers Neurology Null Hypothesis, a joint initiative between the American Academy of Neurology and its flagship publication Neurology and the Center for Biomedical Research Transparency. Its objective is to provide a dedicated high-quality home for peer-reviewed well-conducted negative, inconclusive, or replication studies.

For additional information, visit the Neurology journal home page.

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 

Page Costs  Open access charges
(Total)
US $2570
UK £1790
EU €2040
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  BioMed Central strongly encourages all datasets on which the conclusions of the manuscript rely to be either deposited in publicly available repositories (where available and appropriate) or presented in the main paper or additional supporting files, in machine-readable format (such as spread sheets rather than PDFs).

For additional information, visit the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases home page.

PLoS One 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1595
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year NA: Articles are published as finalized
Specific Limitations  Authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. PLOS journals require authors to make all data underlying the findings described in their manuscript fully available without restriction, with rare exception.

For additional information, visit the PLoS One journal information page.

Scientific Reports 

Page Costs  Open access charges:
US $1790 [The Americas, China and Japan];
UK £1290;
EU €1490 [Europe and rest of the world])
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the Scientific Reports journal home page.

Stem Cells Translational Medicine 

Page Costs  Submission fee of US $90; manuscripts accepted for publication: US $1750 (flat)
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  The Journal will not review or publish articles based on studies that are conducted under conditions that allow the sponsor to have sole control of the data or to withhold publication. Authors should include in their publications the data, algorithms, or other information that are central or integral to the publication, or make it freely and readily accessible; use public repositories for data whenever possible; and make patented material available under a license for research use.

For additional information, visit the Stem Cells Translational Medicine journal home page.

Trials 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $2145
UK £1370
EU €1745
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  Reviews and commentaries are usually commissioned, but suggestions in the form of a brief summary are welcome and should be sent to the Editors. BioMed Central strongly encourages all datasets on which the conclusions of the manuscript rely to be either deposited in publicly available repositories (where available and appropriate) or presented in the main paper or additional supporting files, in machine-readable format (such as spread sheets rather than PDFs).

For additional information, visit the Trials journal home page.

Rapid Review

Under some circumstances, your manuscript may require a journal review in a shorter period of time than is available at most publications. Although the lead times vary, these journals may provide reviews in less time than others.

Advances in Therapy 

Page Costs  US $660
EU €580 per typeset page
US $3760
EU €2990 (additional fee for open access)
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the Advances in Therapy journal home page.

Biologics: Targets and Therapy 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1958
UK £1239
EU €1758
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  If molecular sequences are used, provide a statement that the data have been deposited in a publicly accessible database, eg, GenBank, and indicate the database accession number. Dove does not permit the changing/adding/deleting of authors after submission of the paper.

For additional information, visit the Biologics: Targets and Therapy journal home page.

BMJ Open (also publishes reviewer reports) 

Page Costs  (Total)
UK £1350 (exclusive of VAT for UK and EU authors) on acceptance
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  Does not publish studies conducted in animals, laboratory studies not linked to patient outcomes, papers reporting solely physiological or biomechanical results from healthy participants, anatomy, cell biology or non-clinical psychology.

Requires original protocol for the study, where one exists, as a supplementary file.

Data sharing is required.

For additional information, visit the BMJ Open journal information page.

Cardiology and Therapy 

Page Costs  US $380
UK £250
EU €340
per printed page
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  Does not accept video commentaries. Letters are limited to one comment and one response by the authors of the targeted paper if they wish to respond.

For additional information, visit the Cardiology and Therapy journal information page.

Dermatology and Therapy 

Page Costs  US $380
UK £250
EU €340
per printed page
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 4
+ Open Access (published as finalized)
+ Online First (published as finalized)
Specific Limitations  Does not accept video commentaries. Letters are limited to one comment and one response by the authors of the targeted paper if they wish to respond.

For additional information, visit the Dermatology and Therapy journal home page.

Diabetes Therapy 

Page Costs  US $480
UK £320
EU €420
per printed page
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year Not Disclosed
Specific Limitations  Does not accept video commentaries. Letters are limited to one comment and one response by the authors of the targeted paper if they wish to respond.

For additional information, visit the Diabetes Therapy journal information page.

International Journal of General Medicine 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1958
UK £1239
EU €1758
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  If molecular sequences are used, provide a statement that the data have been deposited in a publicly accessible database, eg, GenBank, and indicate the database accession number. Dove does not permit the changing/adding/deleting of authors after submission of the paper.

For additional information, visit the International Journal of General Medicine journal home page.

Neurology and Therapy 

Page Costs  US $380
EU €340
per typeset page
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year Not Disclosed
Specific Limitations  Does not accept video commentaries. Letters are limited to one comment and one response by the authors of the targeted paper if they wish to respond.

For additional information, visit the Neurology and Therapy journal information page.

Ophthalmology and Therapy 

Page Costs  US $380
EU €340
per typeset page (open access and article processing charge)
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year Not Disclosed
Specific Limitations  Does not accept video commentaries. Letters are limited to one comment and one response by the authors of the targeted paper if they wish to respond.

For additional information, visit the Ophthalmology and Therapy journal information page.

Pain and Therapy 

Page Costs  US $380
EU €340
per typeset page
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year Not Disclosed
Specific Limitations  Does not accept video commentaries. Letters are limited to one comment and one response by the authors of the targeted paper if they wish to respond.

For additional information, visit the Pain and Therapy journal information page.

Pathogens and Immunity 

Page Costs  There are currently no charges to authors.
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year Publishes articles as they are complete. Each issue contains ten articles.
Specific Limitations 
  • Review all of Pathogens and Immunity's editorial policies and ethical guidelines
  • Select a file format that will maintain styles such as superscript, subscript, and italics
  • All information and graphics should be contained in a single file
  • You will be asked to copy and paste the title, abstract and references into the submission application
  • You may, if you wish, provide unedited complete reviews from another named journal together with your response to these critiques that may assist in the review
  • There is not a word count limit for submissions, but we prefer that accepted manuscript contain fewer than 6,000 words

For additional information, visit the Pathogens and Immunity journal information page.

Scientific Reports 

Page Costs  Open access charges:
US $1790 [The Americas, China and Japan];
UK £1290;
EU €1490 [Europe and rest of the world])
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the Scientific Reports journal home page.

Others of Interest

These journals may be helpful if your manuscript is devoted to subjects of unique or special interest, a series of case studies, or if it is a short update to a previously-published article.

BMC Research Notes (Short publications, case series, incremental updates to published work) 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1390
UK £990
EU €1180
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 1
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the BMC Research Notes journal information page.

International Journal of Clinical Practice (“How to” articles) 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $4500
UK £3214
EU €3857
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 13
Specific Limitations  Editorials, Perspectives: Commissioned.
Reviews that are not systematic will be considered only if they include a discrete Methods section that must explicitly describe the authors' approach. Special priority will, however, be given to systematic reviews.

For additional information, visit the International Journal of Clinical Practice journal information page.

Pharmacology Research & Perspectives (Replication studies) 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $2500
UK £1625
EU €1900 for direct submission to the journal;
For authors referred from another ASPET or BPS journal via the Manuscript Transfer Program charge is discounted by 20%:
US $2000
UK £1300
EU €1520
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year NA: Unedited papers published online within days of acceptance.
Specific Limitations  Does not publish work on the actions of biological extracts of unknown chemical composition. Compounds studied must be of known chemical structure and concentration.

For additional information, visit the Pharmacology Research & Perspectives journal home page.

CME Offered

If CME activities are required by your manuscript, the journals listed here may provide opportunities for AMA-certified CME offerings related to the article content.

AHA Journals (all AHA journals) 

Page Costs  (Total)
$1600 for manuscripts from AHA/ASA members;
$1700 for AHA Journals’ Referral Program manuscripts from non–AHA/ASA members;
$2300 for direct manuscript submissions.
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes (JAHA)
Print Editions No (JAHA)
Issues per Year 12 (JAHA)
Specific Limitations  All manuscripts must conform to one of the defined article types. JAHA does not consider articles such as Case Reports for publication.
No online supplement or separate section for detailed methods.
Authors of papers that include genomic, proteomic, or other high-throughput data are required to make their data easily accessible for the reviewers and the editors during the review process.
The editors invite most review articles, but unsolicited material will be considered.
All Editorials are solicited.

For additional information, visit the AHA Journals CME catalog page.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $2500 (for open access only)
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  In general, supplements will not be published if the publication date is more than 12 months after the date of the symposium or conference.

For additional information, visit the American Journal of Preventive Medicine home page.

JAMA Network (all JAMA journals) 

Page Costs  NA
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year 48 (JAMA)
Specific Limitations  It is very rare for this journal to publish case reports. “Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment Review” (5-yr systematic review of published literature), Narrative Review, Diagnostic Test Interpretation, Clinical Evidence Synopsis, and Special Communication articles require a presubmission inquiry.

For additional information, visit the JAMA Network information page.

The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 

Page Costs  Authors pay a fee in order for their published article to be made open access ($1,000 - $5,200).
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  Manuscripts are invited that deal with the effects of drugs in humans. Animal research and in vitro research without direct human applicability will not be considered.

For additional information, visit The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology information page.

The New England Journal of Medicine 

Page Costs  NA
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year 52
Specific Limitations  Review articles are usually solicited by the editors; prefers single author Review Articles but allows a maximum of 3 authors; presubmission inquiry is required if unsolicited. The Journal expects that the authors of such articles will not have significant financial associations with a company (or its competitor) that makes a product discussed in the article.
Editorials; Health Law, Ethics, and Human Rights; Health Policy Reports are nearly always solicited.
Clinical Implications of Basic Research articles: solicited only.
Only a small percentage of Rapid Review requests are accepted.
Letters about a Journal article must be received within three weeks after publication.

For additional information, visit the The New England Journal of Medicine CME information page.

The Oncologist 

Page Costs  (Total)
Original article or Review: US $1500
Other types: NA
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year 6
Specific Limitations  The Journal will not review or publish articles based on studies that are conducted under conditions that allow the sponsor to have sole control of the data or to withhold publication.

For additional information, visit the The Oncologist CME information page.

Scientific American™ Medicine 

Page Costs  NA
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year NA: Articles are published as finalized.
Specific Limitations  Note: individual or institutional purchase curricula.

For additional information, visit the Scientific American™ Medicine CME information page.

Data Descriptor Publications

Data Descriptor publications, such as those provided by the following journals, are a recent development in scientific publishing, devoted to the description of datasets for the purpose of reuse.

Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1848
Other countries:
£1399
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year NA: Articles are published as finalized.
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research journal home page.

China Science Data 

Page Costs  (Total)
¥3000
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online NA
Print Editions NA
Issues per Year 4
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the China Science Data journal home page.

Data 

Page Costs  None
Medline Indexed  No
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Not Disclosed
Issues per Year NA (new journal; appears to set up for 4-5/yr)
Specific Limitations  Described data sets need to be publicly deposited prior to publication, preferably under an open license, thus allowing others to re-use the data set.

For additional information, visit the Data journal information page.

Data in Brief 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $500
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 4
Specific Limitations  Data in Brief articles are purely descriptions of research data. They are used to describe research data that you’ve made publicly available either through a repository or directly in your Data in Brief article. The journal is entirely focused on the description of data for the purposes of data sharing and reuse.

For additional information, visit the Data in Brief journal home page.

F1000 Research 

Page Costs  Up to 1000 words: US $150
1000-2500 words: US $500
Over 2500 words: US $1000
(plus $1000 surcharge if ›8000 words)
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year NA: Articles are published as finalized.
Specific Limitations  Uses open peer review. F1000 Faculty Reviews are by invitation only.

For additional information, visit the F1000 Research journal home page.

GigaScience 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $2050
UK £1310
EU €1670
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year NA: Articles are published as finalized.
Specific Limitations  Links standard manuscript publication with an extensive database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and cloud-computing resources. As of Wednesday 2nd November 2016, Oxford University Press will handle the processing of new and older manuscripts that are not already in production. BioMed Central will publish the remainder of GigaScience articles that have reached the production stage.

For additional information, visit the GigaScience journal home page.

Scientific Data 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1350
UK/ROW: £890
Eur: €1,050
Japan: ¥145,500
China: RMB 8,300
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year NA: Articles are published as finalized.
Specific Limitations  Primarily publishes Data Descriptors, a new type of publication that focuses on helping others reuse data.

For additional information, visit the Scientific Data journal information page.

In silico Experiments

Data that are derived from computer modeling, ie, in silico experimentation, may require examination by reviewers who are familiar with the challenges of presenting in silico data. The journals listed here have expertise in this growing field.

Bioinformatics 

Page Costs  Original papers:
£100/$190 per excess page (over 7 published pages)
Discovery notes:
£100/$190 per excess page (over 4 published pages)
Application notes: £100/$190 per excess page (over 2 published pages)
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions NA
Issues per Year 24
Specific Limitations  Small improvements or modifications of existing algorithms will generally not be suitable, unless novel biological results have been predicted and verified.
Most review papers are commissioned, although the editors welcome suggestions from prospective authors who should in the first instance submit a draft or abstract/summary no longer than a page.

For additional information, visit the Bioinformatics journal information page.

BMC Bioinformatics 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $2145
UK £1370
EU €1745
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year NA: Articles are published as finalized.
Specific Limitations  The journals in the BMC series do not generally consider narrative review articles.

For additional information, visit the BMC Bioinformatics journal home page.

Computational Biology and Chemistry 

Page Costs  NA
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions NA
Issues per Year 6
Specific Limitations  Review articles will generally be commissioned by the editors and should not be submitted to the journal without explicit invitation. However prospective authors are welcome to send a brief (one to three pages) synopsis which will be evaluated by the editors.
Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted.

For additional information, visit the Computational Biology and Chemistry journal home page.

In Silico Pharmacology 

Page Costs  (Total)
US $1350
UK £865
EU €1100
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year NA: Articles are published as finalized.
Specific Limitations  For all journals, SpringerOpen strongly encourages all datasets on which the conclusions of the manuscript rely to be either deposited in publicly available repositories (where available and appropriate) or presented in the main paper or additional supporting files, in machine-readable format (such as spreadsheets rather than PDFs) whenever possible.

For additional information, visit the In Silico Pharmacology journal home page.

Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 

Page Costs  US $40 per reformatted page if exceed recommended length for article type.
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 6
Specific Limitations  Not Disclosed

For additional information, visit the Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology information page.

Journal of Computational Biology 

Page Costs  $80 USD per typeset page.
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions Yes
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  Manuscripts will not be extensively copyedited.
Mini-Review/News/Perspectives: Contacting one of the senior editors is suggested.
Reviews: Brief outlines from prospective contributors are welcome.
Software, Hardware, and Book Reviews: These reviews will usually be commissioned by the Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Board, but a short outline can be sent to the Editor-in-Chief unsolicited.

For additional information, visit the Journal of Computational Biology overview page.

PLoS Computational Biology 

Page Costs  US $2250
Medline Indexed  Yes
Published Online Yes
Print Editions No
Issues per Year 12
Specific Limitations  Authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. PLOS journals require authors to make all data underlying the findings described in their manuscript fully available without restriction, with rare exception.

For additional information, visit the PLoS Computational Biology information page.

*All lists represent a sample of journals that accept such publiation types.
Abbreviation: NA, Not available or not applicable.

 

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