The responsibilities and benefits of partnership in the Dryad Consortium
Journals can become partners in the Dryad Consortium. Current interim guidelines of the consortium stipulate that partner journals must:
- Approve the JDAP or a similar policy, at a minimum, encouraging public archiving of data.
- Appoint a representative to sit on the Consortium Board
- Cooperate with Dryad staff to integrate the journal submission system with Dryad's submission process.
- Have a commitment to helping to develop a self‐sustainable business model for Dryad.
- Abide by the decisions of the Dryad Consortium Board, including financial obligations.
It is expected that partner journals will:
- Request that their authors deposit relevant data to Dryad. This request usually appears in acceptance letters sent to authors.
- Provide readers of the journal information about related content in Dryad. This typically consists of a published Dryad identifier (DOI) in the article and a link to the related Dryad content in the electronic edition article.
Benefits of partnership:
- Each partner journal is eligible to vote on all Dryad policy decisions.
- Partner journals may integrate their manuscript approval process with the Dryad submission system.
- Partner journals receive regular reports about submissions to Dryad associated with their articles.
- Dryad users will be able to browse content associated with specific partner journals. (under development)
- Content in Dryad associated with a partner journal will display the journal's logo or cover image. (under development)
- The features and capabilities of Dryad are prioritized by their value to partner journals. This includes which specialized repositories are selected for one-stop data deposition from Dryad.
Potential partners will want to read through the Dryad Partner Fact Sheet for further information.