Q: Who are you?

A: We are academics. We are donating our time and enthusiasm to participate in what we think is needed to make the world a better place. Reproduced work needs to be properly recognised, and it needs a place to live.


Q: What is ReScience X exactly?

A: ReScience X is an independent academic journal, similar to many journals, but we focus exclusively on reproduced and replicated experimental work. We do things the way we think they should be done: the journal is free to read, free to publish; submissions are peer-reviewed, and the reviews are open by default (opt-out).

We are the most recent addition to the ReScience family. Have a look at our big sister, ReScience C, focused on replicated computational work: https://rescience.github.io/.


Q: Free to read and free to publish?

A: Jep.


Q: Wait, what?! You can't be serious.

A: "It has to start somewhere. It has to start sometime. What better place than here. What better time than now?" (Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello & Brad Wilk)


Q: Are you for real?

A: Very much so. We are registered in the UK, as an online journal with the British Library, and have been assigned the ISSN 2516-3620. The content and metadata we maintain are assigned at least one DOI, backed up and archived, and indexed in Zenodo, Google Scholar and other popular index registries.


Q: What do you mean by "reproduction" or "replication"?

A: We found it useful to distinguish the "reproduction of methods" from the "replication of results". You can read more about this distinction in our Authors guidelines.


Q: How can I participate?

A: To join the ReScience X community, register as a user on the site, by clicking here. You will then be invited to join the events we are organising, and will have the opportunity to have a meaningful impact in the way we all do Science!


Q: I have more questions, or I am having issues with the portal, how can I get in touch?

A: The easiest is to email x at rescience dot org.