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Research Data Management at Carleton

Why is Data Citation Important?

If you want to be able to put a complete citation to your own data in your journal article, you will need to arrange for a permanent location for your data before publication. Even merely establishing a DOI for the data pre-publication saves work down the road.

Guides to Citing Data


Relevant sections from the ASA Notice to Contributors, rev. February 2011.


The following snippets are from the American Economic Review policy on data availability (linked below).

(accessed 8/9/2013)

Citation Software

EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley all have a resource type for datasets. So, when you are building your bibliography of journal articles, books, documents, web pages, etc., be sure to document your data sources, too!