In recent months, more journals have implemented submission integration with Dryad to make data archiving easier for authors. Technically, the process entails setting up semi-automated communications between Dryad and the manuscript submission system of the journal. Currently 24 journals have implemented submission integration. Journals that have been added in the past year include:
- BMJ Open, published by the BMJ Group
- Ecological Monographs, published by the Ecological Society of America
- Evolutionary Applications, published by Wiley-Blackwell
- Heredity, published by the Genetics Society with Nature Publishing Group
- Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, published by the US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology, both published by The Paleontological Society with Allen Press
- PLoS Biology, published by the Public Library of Science
- Systematic Biology, published by the Society of Systematic Biologists with Oxford University Press
- ZooKeys, along with seven other journal titles from Pensoft Publishers.
Thanks to the growing number of integrated journals, growing awareness of Dryad, and the importance of data archiving, the rate at which we are receiving deposits continues to grow steadily. Dryad currently holds over 1700 data packages, associated with articles in well over 100 different journals. About three quarters of submissions are from the minority of journals for which submission integration is in place.
Editors and publishers interested in implementing integration may review our documentation and contact Dryad or fill out our Pre-Integration Questionnaire to begin the integration process. There is no charge for implementing integration with Dryad.