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Table 1 Data sharing requirements of the top ten general and internal medicine journals

From: Sharing all types of clinical data and harmonizing journal standards

Journal Data sharing Data sharing statement Data repositories suggested
Not mentioned Suggested Required
New England Journal of Medicine X    No No
The Lancet Xa    No No
JAMA X    No No
Annals of Internal Medicine   Xb   Yes No
BMJ   Xc   Yes Yes
PLoS Medicine    Xd Yes Yes
JAMA Internal Medicine X    No No
Journal of Cachexia and Sarcopenia X    No No
BMC Medicine   Xe   Yes Yes
Mayo Clinic Proceedings X    No No
  1. a Authors may be required to provide the raw data for research papers when they are under review and up to 10 years after publication in The Lancet
  2. b Annals of Internal Medicine encourages but does not typically require the sharing of the raw data. However, it requires that authors state their willingness to share and any conditions for sharing
  3. c For all trials, the BMJ requires data sharing on request as a minimum
  4. d PLoS Medicine requires authors to make all data underlying the findings described in their manuscript fully available without restriction, with rare exception
  5. e BMC Medicine strongly encourages that all datasets on which the conclusions of the paper rely should be made available to readers.