The aim of the pilot is to assist authors to further increase the visibility of their research and to help IOP explore solutions to questions surrounding open data using existing cloud-based technology. Two of IOP’s journals, Environmental Research Letters and Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, will take part in the initial trial.
Figures and data from both publications will automatically be added onto the figshare repository during the trial. This will enable researchers to link published information with unpublished supporting material in a citable way, thereby creating a holistic view of their research. It also helps researchers to add/view metrics that will help them understand the true influence and reach of their work.