New Database Linking Arrangement with CDIAC

We are pleased to announce a new linking arrangement between Elsevier and the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC).

This arrangement enables authors to link directly to their data within their article on ScienceDirect, which in turn will allow researchers reading the article to easily discover and access relevant primary data from CDIAC.

What is CDIAC?

CDIAC has served as the primary climate-change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) since 1982. Its holdings include estimates of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel consumption and land-use changes; records of atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radioactively active trace gases; carbon cycle and terrestrial carbon management datasets and analyses; global and regional climate data and time series; and analyses of land-cover/land-use change. CDIAC's oceanographic carbon data collection contains measurements from a variety of sources and platforms (e.g. deep, shallow and coastal waters, research vessels, commercial ships, buoys).

How to Link to your Data

If you would like to take advantage of this database linking, simply insert the data DOI (e.g. into your manuscript prior to submission. The link will appear in the final article on ScienceDirect.
Elsevier is collaborating with an ever-increasing number of data repositories through our database linking program to create bidirectional links between data and the scientific literature. This increases the visibility of data and articles, and also helps to make sure that researchers get proper credit for sharing their data – especially when cited correctly, see this article on Data Citation practices.


Below are some recent examples of CDIAC links in articles:

Isotopomer analysis of nitrous oxide accumulated in soil cultivated with tea (Camellia sinensis) in Shizuoka, central Japan.
Yun Zou, Yuhei Hirono, Yosuke Yanai, Shohei Hattori, Sakae Toyoda, Naohiro Yoshida,
Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Volume 77, October 2014,

Detecting sinks and sources of CO2 and CH4 by ferrybox-based measurements in the Baltic Sea: Three case studies
Bernd Schneider, Wanda Gülzow, Bernd Sadkowiak, Gregor Rehder,
Journal of Marine Systems, Available online 4 April 2014,

Open access article:
The Arctic Ocean carbon sink
G.A. MacGilchrist, A.C. Naveira Garabato, T. Tsubouchi, S. Bacon, S. Torres-Valdés, K. Azetsu-Scott
Deep Sea Research Part I, Volume 86, April 2014