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Data can be cited. Citeable data has fully persistent DOI's that link to recognised data repositories. This ensures that the data used in scientific publications can be obtained and re-used in the future.

Is there any specific way to cite data using the bibtex file format (using either bibtex or biber), apart from @misc?

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  • Does that help? latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=10865 – LaRiFaRi Aug 14 '13 at 20:07
  • Well, in this case those are not written documents at all. But perhaps that doesn't matter. – gerrit Aug 14 '13 at 20:09
  • Can't you technically create new @types with biblatex? I think I've read that somewhere. – Sean Allred Aug 14 '13 at 20:40
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    Related, I suppose, though this is more specific: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/109127/… – Torbjørn T. Aug 14 '13 at 22:17
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    Do you literally want to cite data (i.e., individual quantitative or qualitative data points), or do you want to cite the name and source of the dataset? If it's the latter, what would be wrong with using the @misc entry type? – Mico Aug 15 '13 at 0:11

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