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. Note that journal policy changed in early 2017, and submissions of the "add-on packages" type will henceforth be subject to more rigorous scrutiny. If you are making a submission of this type, you should prepare a letter explaining how you meet our stronger requirements described prominently at the beginning of this website and in our Instructions for Authors.

If you have problems, first try to reduce the size of your submission zipfile as much as possible. If this does not help, 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 a motivating letter if required, the sources of your article; the *.tex, *.bib and *.R files should have the same file name before the extension, which should be your last or family name in lower-case letters, or the last or family names of the authors joined using hyphens.

Submission checklist

Before submitting, please confirm that:

I have read the instructions for authors, and include a motivating letter if my submission is of the "add-on packages" type
I am using the latest version of the style file
My bibliography is stored in a separate bibtex (filename.bib) file
My article is called filename.tex, my graphics files are PDF and/or PNG, my reproduction script is called filename.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.