Criteria for Publication
The study presents the results of primary scientific research.
Open Science Journal is designed to communicate scientific research. We welcome submissions in any discipline that will contribute to the base of scientific knowledge.
Results reported have not been published elsewhere.
Open Science Journal does not accept for publication studies that have already been published, in whole or in part, elsewhere in the peer-reviewed literature. In addition, we will not consider submissions that are currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All figures included in manuscripts should be original, and should not have been published in any previous publications. We will consider manuscripts that have been deposited in preprint servers such as arXiv or published in a thesis. We will also consider work that has been presented at conferences.
Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail.
Experiments must have been conducted rigorously, with appropriate controls and replication. Sample sizes must be large enough to produce robust results, where applicable. Methods and reagents must be described in sufficient detail for another researcher to reproduce the experiments described.
Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data.
The data presented in the manuscript must support the conclusions drawn. Submissions will be rejected if the interpretation of results is unjustified or inappropriate, so authors should avoid overstating their conclusions. Authors may discuss possible implications for their results as long as these are clearly identified as hypotheses instead of conclusions.
The article is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in standard English.
Open Science Journal does not copyedit accepted manuscripts, so the language in submitted articles must be clear, correct, and unambiguous. We may reject papers that do not meet these standards. If the language of a paper is difficult to understand or includes many errors, we may recommend that authors seek independent editorial help before submitting a revision. These services can be found on the web using search terms like “scientific editing service” or “manuscript editing service.”
The research meets all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.
Ethics of Experimentation - Research published in Open Science Journal must have been conducted to the highest ethical standards. We reserve the right to reject any submission that does not meet these standards, which in some cases are more stringent than local ethical standards.
Publication Ethics - Open Science Journal follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct, Guidelines and International standards for editors and authors. Authors are expected to comply with best practices in publication ethics, specifically regarding authorship, dual publication, plagiarism, figure manipulation, and competing interests.
The article adheres to appropriate reporting guidelines and community standards for data availability.
Reporting Guidelines - Results must be rigorously reported, as appropriate based on community standards.
Data Availability - Authors must follow standards and practice for data deposition in publicly available resources.