There are a growing number of options for how scientists may publish their research data, in addition to traditional peer-reviewed journal articles.
- discipline-specific data repository (e.g., see "Commonly Used Repositories" webpage),
- institutional data repository (e.g., WHOAS - the Woods Hole Open Access Server),
- peer-reviewed data journal (e.g., Nature's Scientific Data journal),
- linked open data on community or personal server (i.e., Linked Open Data 5-star scheme, http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html)