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Open Data Badge

ODB logoBMC Microbiology participated in a pilot project in which all accepted papers were evaluated for eligibility to receive an Open data badge.

Open data badges were assessed based on the content of the article’s data availability statement. All relevant information regarding data which has been used or reused to support the central findings for the study should be described in the data availability statement within the manuscript.

The criteria for receiving a badge were as follows:

  1. A data availability statement is included with the manuscript, stating how the data can be accessed.
  2. The dataset (or part of the dataset) is deposited in a public repository.
  3. A DOI, Accession Number or other appropriate persistent identifier is supplied for the dataset.
  4. The dataset provided is relevant to the related paper.

Other references to data in the citations or references, or within the body of the article, were not assessed for an Open data badge.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 4.0
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.081
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.999

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 15
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 135

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,970,572
    Altmetric mentions: 1,619

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