The R Journal: Submissions

Instructions for authors

Please read the Instructions for Authors, which explains how to prepare an article for submission to The R Journal.

The following files provide the mandatory template for preparing an article for submission to the R Journal:

  • LaTeX style file: RJournal.sty.
  • fake Master LaTeX file: RJwrapper.tex.
  • article template: RJtemplate.tex (including figure: Rlogo-5.png and bibliography: RJreferences.bib).
  • example typeset template file: RJwrapper_orig.pdf.

Download the zip archive of template files into a directory, run tools::texi2pdf inside R a couple of times on RJwrapper.tex to produce a file RJwrapper.pdf, which shows how the template file would be typeset in an issue of The R Journal.

Submissions not using this template will be rejected without consideration.

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R journal submission

To submit a new article to the R journal, please complete the fields below. If you have problems, please contact the Editor-in-Chief at <r-journal@r-project.org>.

Please do not use this form for resubmissions or revisions - email your editor directly.


Your name:*

Your email address:*

Names of other authors, separated by commas.

Article title:*

Please upload a zip file of the directory containing the sources of your article.

Submission checklist

Before submitting, please confirm that*

I have read the instructions for authors
I am using the latest version of the style file
My bibliography is stored in a separate bibtex (.bib) file
My article is called lastname.tex, my graphics files are PDF and/or PNG, my reproduction script is called lastname.R, and I have updated RJwrapper.tex
I acknowledge that if accepted my article will be published with CC-BY license
The manuscript has not been published in a peer reviewed journal, and is not currently under review for another journal
All authors agree to submission of the article to the R Journal

If any absolutely essential additional latex packages are required to build your article, please list here separated by commas.

The editors reserve the right to remove such additional latex packages, so it is always best to avoid their use.