For authors

Submission

In order to submit an article to the journal, please follow the procedure detailed below:

  1. It is preferable that the manuscript is prepared in LaTeX using the provided template class, however, manuscripts prepared in Word/OpenOffice will be also considered.
  2. Prior to submission to the journal, the manuscript should be shared as a pdf document on arXiv or HAL using a valid Open Access license, discussed in more detail below.
  3. Once either an arXiv or a HAL identifier has been assigned to the manuscript, the manuscript can be submitted to the journal. Authors submitting a paper to the journal will first have to create an account on the Episciences platform.
  4. If revisions are requested, authors should update the manuscript on arXiv/HAL, and once the updated version has been published on arXiv/HAL, use the epijournal platform to communicate this along with a detailed response to the reviewers.
  5. Once an article is accepted for publication, the final version must be built with the journal style files available further down this page. The authors will be provided with the publication information (DOI, volume, acceptance date) that should be entered into the document source prior to the final submission on arXiv/HAL. No further copy-editing will be performed by the journal. After publication, the journal reference and the DOI will automatically be added to the chosen Open Repository record.

Rejection

Authors may appeal a rejection decision by Associate Editors by contacting the Technical Editors through the Email address 

Open access

When the article is submitted on arXiv, one of the Creative Commons (CC) licenses has to be selected unless required by employers or funding agencies. Many science funders specifically require the CC-BY license. There will be no copyright transfer to the journal: authors retain the copyright and merely grant the journal the right to publish the article through the CC Open Access license.

Open science

Although not a requirement for publication, the journal also recommends that any research software source code and data sets associated with the manuscript be made publicly available. This can be done, and a citable DOI identifier obtained, through repositories such as

It is important to keep in mind that long term archiving as well as reproducibility of the results exposed in a research article is important. Accordingly, any link to a personal professional webpage with the above information (data sets, algorithms, research software) is not recommended. Both repositories cited above assign a permanent DOI to all their deposits. These DOI can then be cited in articles submitted to the journal.

LaTeX template

Final accepted articles should be built with the following LaTeX style files:

  • LaTeX class
  • BibTeX style

These style files are compatible with the standard LaTeX article class and BibTeX for bibliography generation as available on arXiv. The following template files show their use for articles:

  • (TO BE COMPLETED) article template file
  • (TO BE COMPLETED) sample BibTeX database
  • (TO BE COMPLETED) built template (example output)

For arXiv submission, the following file must be uploaded together with the LaTeX sources:

All of the files are also available as a single TO BE COMPLETED  The template contains instruction for its use.

Style guide

We suggest the following:

  1. Use standard sentence case for section headings (as in normal text).
  2. The provided BibTeX style does not adjust the case of titles. Use
    • Title Case for journal and book titles and
    • Sentence case for individual contributions (articles, chapters etc.)
  3. Spelling should be consistent; if in doubt, use American English.

Revisions