Materials & Downloads

Submission Checklist

The table below summarizes the materials that authors need to provide in the different tracks and at the different stages of the process. You can download an offline version of this checklist here.

  Repository Track Lab Track - PsychLab online Lab Track - PsychLab offline
Upon submission Protocol Protocol
Basic requirement: hypotheses + sampling plan + analysis plan as PDF-A Manuscript minus results and discussion sections that are ideally just added without altering the introduction and methods sections after data analysis has been completed (see Author Guidelines for more information).
Possible data formats: OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF document file format
  Meta data
Abstract, names, and affiliations of the authors (will be requested during the submission process)
Suggestions of reviewers
Names, email addresses, and affiliations of 3 - 5 potential reviewers (will be requested during the submission process)
Sample description Experimental code/file for running your study 
Please fill out this form and upload it as separate document during the submission process A list of available software and hardware can be found at PsychLab offline
Web-based study  
Can be implemented with Unipark, SoSci, or any other suitable software.
Note that the requirements of your desired sample need to be implemented in your survey (e.g. quota variables, filter conditions, randomizations, ...)
After review   Optional:
Screen recordings or screenshots of the data collection process to increase the reuse potential of data. A tutorial for creating screen recordings can be found here
Ethics approval
After data collection   Data (anonymized)
Data (anonymized) to be archived and published in PsychArchives
Upon completion of the data collection (optionally after an embargo period), the collected data have to be made available for archiving and publication in PsychArchives



In this section, we provide some templates that can be used to create a study protocol.

  • The JARS template is derived from the APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards and provides a rather detailed list of aspects that should be included in a protocol. JARS Template.
  • When applying for the lab track with an online study, please fill out and submit the following form as a separate document during the online submission process. Sample description form.