The title page should:
- present a title that includes, if appropriate, the research design or for non-research studies: a description of what the article reports
- list the full names and institutional addresses for all authors
- if a collaboration group should be listed as an author, please list the Group name as an author and include the names of the individual members of the Group in the “Acknowledgements” section in accordance with the instructions below
- Large Language Models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT, do not currently satisfy our authorship criteria. Notably an attribution of authorship carries with it accountability for the work, which cannot be effectively applied to LLMs. Use of an LLM should be properly documented in the Methods section (and if a Methods section is not available, in a suitable alternative part) of the manuscript
- indicate the corresponding author
The abstract should briefly summarize the aim, findings or purpose of the article. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.
See the criteria section for this article type (located at the top of this page) for more information on this article type.
Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.
The Introduction section should explain the background to and perceived need for the database, mentioning forerunners and competitors, and stating its potential value.
Construction and content
The database schema and implementation should be described in this section, together with information on data sources, the informatics of data generation and quality control.
Utility and discussion
These may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. The user interface should be described and a discussion of the intended uses of the database, and the benefits that are envisioned, should be included, together with data on how its performance and functionality compare with and improve on functionality of similar existing databases. A case study of the use of the database may be presented. The planned future development of new features, if any, should be mentioned.
This should state clearly the main conclusions and include an explanation of their relevance or importance to the field.
List of abbreviations
If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations should be provided.