How to publish a paper in OpenPsych

Anyone can submit a paper for publication in OpenPsych, the review process is public and transparent. This page provides instructions on how to submit a paper to OpenPsych.

Step by step instructions

  1. Login with your username and password. If you do not have account register one first.

    For authors step 1
  2. As a security precaution you have to opt in to submitting papers by checking the "I want to be able to submit papers for review" checkbox in your Dashboard under Profile, then click "Save Changes".

    For authors step 2


  3. In the Submissions forum submit a new paper by clicking "New Submission".

    For authors step 3

    Alternatively, you can click the "Submit a paper for review" under Publications in your Dashboard. For authors step 3.5

  4. Fill the form with all relevant information about the paper. Add authors by taking part of their name and select them in the dropdown list. Note the author order, the first author added becomes the first/primary author, second added becomes secondary author and so on.

    For authors step 4


  5. Add an abstract, comma separated keywords and a link to any supplemental materials.

    For authors step 5


  6. Once the paper has been submitted reviewers will be assigned. Each reviewer gives his or her opinion on whether to Accept,Revise or Reject the submission. The stance always starts at "Revise" when a reviewer is assigned. The reviewers will give their comments and feedback in submission thread. All involved persons (authors, reviewers etc) will get email notifications anyone replies in the thread. If you do not receive any notifications then check your spamfolder.

    OpenPsych uses a blind review process to ensure fairness. The names of reviewers and all other participants who are not one the submission authors will have their names masked. Reviewers do not know who the other reviewers are either.

    For authors step 6
  7. If a majority of reviewers vote to accept the submission it's status changes to acceptedi> and it will be moved to the Accepted Submissions forums.

    For authors step 7
  8. While the submission is accepted but not yet published the authors can make the final tweaks to their paper by clicking the edit button. During this stage final touches such as typesetting can be conducted. For authors step 8

  9. When final edits and typesetting is completed the paper will be published right away. OpenPsych does not have issues or volumes. Once the paper has been published the names of all reviewers and other participants will be unmasked. For authors step 9