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.

  Repository Track Lab Track - PsychLab online Lab Track - PsychLab offline
Upon submission Protocol Protocol
Basic requirement: hypotheses + sampling plan + analysis plan as PDF/A (an ISO-standardized PDF specialized for use in the archiving and long-term preservation of electronic documents). Manuscript minus the results and discussion sections. Without altering the introduction and methods section, these are ideally added after data analysis has been completed (see Author Guidelines for more information).
Possible data formats: OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, Rich text Format (RTF).
Meta data Meta data
Abstract, names, and affiliations of the authors (will be requested during the submission process). Abstract, names, and affiliations of the authors (will be requested during the submission process).
  Suggestions of reviewers
Names, email addresses, and affiliations of 3 to 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 a 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.
Ethical 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 preregistration protocol.

When applying for the lab track with an online study, please fill out and submit this sample description form as a separate document during the online submission process.