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Open data

Glossa Psycholinguistics requires authors to make all data, stimuli, and data analysis scripts associated with their submission openly available at the time of submission, in accordance with the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). All original research submitted to Glossa Psycholinguistics must include a data availability statement. Data availability statements should state where data supporting the results reported in the article can be found, with links to publicly archived datasets analyzed or generated during the study. The scope of this requirement is the minimal amount of data and any necessary scripts necessary to replicate the findings reported in the article. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis. When it is not possible to share research data publicly, this restriction should be clearly stated.

If data/supplementary files are associated with the submission, please upload these files to your chosen open repository and make note of the DOI that they provide (most suitable for datasets or information that act as foundations to the research being published.  Open Science FrameworkDryad, and the Harvard Dataverse all provide free data repository services that can be used for this purpose. This option makes the files more findable and more citable). A Data Accessibility Statement must be added prior to the reference list that provides a title and very short summary of the repository, including DOI.


When reporting a study with human participants, authors should include a statement in their cover letter confirming that the study was approved (or granted exemption) by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee (including the name of the ethics committee), certifying that the study was performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. If a study was granted exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be stated (including the reasons for the exemption). All information provided in the manuscript and in supplementary materials such as raw data sets should be stripped of identifying details to protect human subjects’ privacy and anonymity.

At the time of submission, the corresponding author must disclose sources of funding for the research as well as any conflicts of interest. Availability of data, scripts, and other research materials should also be described, with links as appropriate. If the submission is not being submitted as a Registered Report but was preregistered elsewhere (e.g., with the Open Science Framework), that should also be disclosed with a link to the preregistration.


The author is responsible for obtaining all permissions required prior to submission of the manuscript. Permission and owner details should be mentioned for all third-party content included in the submission or used in the research.

If a method or tool is introduced in the study, including software, questionnaires, and scales, the license this is available under and any requirement for permission for use should be stated. If an existing method or tool is used in the research, it is the author's responsibility to check the license and obtain the necessary permissions. Statements confirming that permission was granted should be included in the Materials and Methods section.