The EarthChem Library (ECL) is a curated file repository, you will receive your dataset DOI only after your files and submission has been reviewed and accepted. Please keep in mind that this entire process can take up to two weeks. Complete datasets following all requirements are often published within a few business days.

ECL Data Submission FAQ

The ECL is a curated file repository, you will receive your dataset DOI only after your files and submission has been reviewed and accepted. Please keep in mind that this entire process can take up to two weeks. Complete datasets following all requirements are often published within a few business days.

The EarthChem Library is a domain repository which primarily serves the geochemistry community. Data types include bulk elemental analysis (majors, traces), bulk isotope analysis, mineral analysis (in-situ analysis), melt inclusion analysis, and many more. Please send us a message at info@earthchem.org to check if your data is best represented in the EarthChem Library. We are not able to accomodate software, code or figures at this time.

Allowed file extensions are: .csv, .doc, .docx, .kml, .pdf, .txt, .xls, .xlsx, .xml, .xlsm, .zip.

Tabular data should be in an ECL template, but must at the very least be in a .csv, .txt, or .xlsx file (not in .pdf, .docx, .jpeg, etc.).

Please check your spam/junk folder. If you don’t get a notification from us in the first 24 hours please reach out to info@earthchem.org.

You will receive your dataset DOI only after your files and submission has been reviewed and accepted. Please keep in mind that this entire process can take up to two weeks. Please try to submit your data ahead of when your publisher requests it!

Yes! Your data can be embargoed for up to two years from your submission date. There will be a public landing page that points to it, but it will not be available until the release date you chose.

Yes! You can let us know the status of your publication (in prep/submitted/in review/accepted) and once your paper is accepted notify us to update the final details of the citation at info@earthchem.org.

Login into MyECL, select your submission and update the Primary Publication DOI field.

You can add multiple DOIs here separated by semicolon with ‘doi:’ prefix. (e.g. doi:10.016/j.epsl.2009.11.018;doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.035)

Method codes identify the [Technique]-[Instrument]-[Laboratory] trio.

If you have multiple parameters analyzed on the same machine using the same technique, in the same lab, both parameters will have the same method number (code).

Example: Sr and Nd measured using VG Sector 54 TIMS at the University of Columbia would have method code 1, but Sr and Nd measured on Thermo Fisher ICP-MS at the University of Columbia would both have method code 2.

Yes! Please make sure that every data point is properly cited and have a full reference list that accompanies the data.

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