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Author Guidelines

The iScientist accepts the following types of submissions: Research Articles, Review Articles, History of Science Articles, and Letters to the iScientist. Research articles report current, original research performed by the author(s). Review articles provide a summary of recent and current research in a particular field. Letters to The iScientist are brief reviews about a current development in interdisciplinary science. Letters should be brief. Letters are meant to be less formal than Research or Review Articles. Authors are permitted to provide their opinion on current developments in science or science policy given these opinions are backed by fact. Please contact us if you are unsure of whether your submission would be appropriate as a Letter. Further details are available in the Handbook.

Formatting Guidelines: Please submit all articles in .doc, .docx or .rtf format. A templates for submission is provided below.


To begin a submission, please go to: About -> Online Submission. You will be directed to make an online account. Do so and you will be able to upload submissions through our online system. For any questions regarding the authorship and submission process, please contact:


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. The submission is formatted using the proper template
  2. The submission contains no identifying features (names and affiilations of authors, names in acknowledgments)

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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