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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in the Cover Letter to the Editor).
  • The submission files include a Cover Letter and an original Research Article, both using the ReScience templates and submitted as both source (OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, LaTeX, etc) and PDF files.
  • The Cover Letter follows the ReScience template, and includes a URL to an OSF project (https://osf.io), its preregistration, used to gather all files, material, documents and links to online repositories used in the work submitted, and a list of at least 3 reviewers.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.


This page provides guidance on how to prepare a submission for ReScience X, including the types of submissions we distinguish, key aspects and material that must be included in submissions, and the structure we expect submissions and supplementary material to follow.

ReScience X considers original empirical research from all disciplines, spanning natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, humanities and engineering. Authors working on reproducing results from published computational work are invited to submit their work to our sister journal, ReScience C.

The aim of the review process is to provide actionable feedback to authors, and contribute to the improvement of the work, until it meets ReScience quality standards. We focus on quality, and reviewers are instructed not to base their evaluation on trends, on the perceived importance of the results submitted or that of the work reproduced.

Authors planning a submission are strongly advised to contact the ReScience X editorial team, and to liaise with the original authors, if possible, before starting work on their project. We encourage collegiate and fruitful collaboration, and hope these early interactions can strengthen the proposed work. If the original authors are not involved in the project, ReScience X editors will invite them to comment on the finalised article, upon acceptance for publication.

ReScience X is organised in Sections, and our submission portal follows the OJS submission workflow. Authors are advised to go through the OJS documentation, and can even take a short online training module, if needed.

We follow an Open Peer-Review scheme, where reviewers are identified and reviews are made public. Should authors feel the need to submit their work anonymously, they are invited to contact the ReScience X editorial team as soon as possible. Upon acceptance for publication, editors can append a commentary, or a summary of the topic.

Submissions are made by creating an account on the submission portal, and must include a Cover Letter and an original Research Article, both using ReScience Templates and submitted as PDF files.

Submissions cannot be under review in another academic venue at the same time, but authors can disclose their work as they see fit, e.g. on social media, as a preprint, in a blog post, or at a conference. Authors retain copyright on any work submitted, and a license must be assigned prior to acceptance for publication.

Upon acceptance, submissions will be made available on the ReScience X website, indexed in relevant search engines, and advertised on social media.