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Attribution Guidance for Dataset DOIs

Please familiarize yourself with the material in the Related Links at left when using data from the UNAVCO Archive.

Providing a citation using a dataset's DOI can aid in attribution when publishing research based on data from the UNAVCO Archives. Whenever allowed by the journal, use of a community-contributed UNAVCO dataset would ideally be accompanied by a citation of the dataset using the appropriate DOI in the reference list of the publication. UNAVCO's dataset DOIs can be found using the DOI Search link at left, and example citations are provided in the Citation Guidance link at left. If you are using a particular dataset that does not yet have a DOI, please contact us at dataunavco.org to see if DOI minting can be expedited. If needed, multiple DOIs can be aggregated into a single (new) DOI for ease of citation when many datasets are being referenced; contact dataunavco.org to arrange aggregate DOIs.

Plate Boundary Observatory datasets in the UNAVCO Archive have been assigned DOIs, with "UNAVCO Community" designated as the data collector. Use of a citation including the DOI is recommended as a best practice when using data from Plate Boundary Observatory stations, but is not necessary for crediting the UNAVCO Community. Credit the UNAVCO Community by following our acknowledgment guidance. Certain datasets containing data from stations that were part of an existing network (Nucleus stations) and were subsequently incorporated into the Plate Boundary Observatory are a special case and ideally should be cited as described above when using data collected prior to 2004.

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