Increasingly, top journals are suggesting or even requiring that authors share the data underlying their articles. Data sharing has become a key component to rigor initiatives in many disciplines, and supports the validity of the findings if other researchers bring an inquiry to the editorial board. There have been cases of journal retractions for lack of supporting data more than 10 years after publication.
Many journals now encourage or require a Data Sharing Statement when you submit your article for review. The data sharing statement should tell the editor when you will share your data, through what platform, and under what terms. An editorial assistant will usually contact you to follow up with requests for links to the dataset when your data release date arrives.
Things to consider when planning your data sharing statement: