Data sharing policy

Annals of Breast Surgery (ABS) promotes and allows you to share data that supports the publication of studies when necessary and allows you to interlink the data with your published articles. Research data refers to the results of the observations or experimentation that confirm the research findings. The journal promotes the writers of articles published in our journal to share their research data including, but not limited to raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, models, methods and other related materials.

To follow the policy, you can link your article directly to the dataset if you have made your study data accessible in a data repository. Meanwhile, ABS encourages writers to provide their manuscript with a data statement. Data sharing statements may indicate whether individual de-identified participant data (including data dictionaries) will be shared (“undecided” is not an acceptable answer) or what data, in particular, will be shared. Also it may indicate whether additional, related documents will be available (e.g., study protocol, statistical analysis plan, etc.) as well as when the data will become available and for how long and by what access criteria data will be shared (including with whom, for what types of analyses, and by what mechanism).