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How to Submit Your Work

The Cognitive Science Student Journal invites you to actively participate in Osnabrück’s Cognitive Science community. Start to build your scientific portfolio in a low-pressure, low-stakes environment. By going through the motions of publishing, you will get a feeling for the scientific profession and can prepare yourself for future publications. You will gain recognition for your work, receive layered input that expands your own understanding of the topic, and start to build your own reputation as a scientist.

Who can submit?


This journal is designed to provide a platform for students to showcase their research, ideas, and scholarly work. Students and alumni from Osnabrück University’s Cognitive Science study program, including all semesters and degrees are encouraged to submit.


Why should you send in submissions?


Publishing your work with the journal would not only help you gain recognition and a spotlight for your achievements and receive valuable experience in the publishing process. You would also contribute to this student-driven platform that promotes students’ work and inspire others with your unique perspective and accomplishments.

What to submit?

The contributions may have been created during a university course, however also beyond course work: Of importance is a relation to Cognitive Science as well as a thorough referencing. The contribution cannot be older than 2 semesters. Final theses, e.g., Bachelor or Master thesis, cannot be submitted. 


You can hand in written contributions, such as:

Scientific papers – Project reports – Experience reports (e.g., from milestones of your academic journey / attendance of conferences / internship) – Stories – Summary/article related to your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis

You can also hand in images or video contributions, such as:

Educational videos – Drawings – Videos or images – Scientific posters

How to Submit your Work?


Written submissions

Your complete submission will include the author form and the LaTeX submission project. Find the two documents linked below. 


Your contribution is to be submitted in a LaTeX format (for LaTeX advice see below). Please use the provided LaTeX submission project template below to submit your work. Note: Within the LaTeX submission project you will be asked to fill in two sections next to your main contribution. These include a compact introduction to your scientific work and some background information on your submission.

Lastly, however important, to ensure a consistent style within the journal, please make sure your contribution adheres to our style guideTo easily use elements of our style guide, you can copy-paste them from our style guide LaTeX project. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.


After you have prepared all documents, upload them via one link to a cloud storage on MyShare. If you are not familiar with MyShare, follow the step-to-step explanation on how to use it. Do not hesitate to write us an email if you have any questions! 




Video and image submissions

Your complete submission will include the author form, the third-party consent, and your media files. Use the templates provided below to submit your work. 


Please pay special attention to the copyright guidelines and consent rules. If a third party (non-author) appears in your submission you need to get and submit the third-party consent of each recognizable person in your image/ video (e.g. their image or voice allows recognition of that person).

After you have prepared all documents, upload them via one link to a cloud storage on MyShare. If you are not familiar with MyShare, follow the step-to-step explanation on how to use it. Do not hesitate to write us an email if you have any questions!




Your idea does not fit? Let’s change that!

The Cognitive Science Student Journal wants to highlight all of Osnabrück’s Cognitive Science students and their work. We are looking forward to publishing your content. Write us an email with your idea!

New to LaTeX?


LaTeX is a system to structure and prepare documents in plain text. It allows us as a journal to implement our style guide and enables you as contributors to follow it without a headache. For example, the ‘Style guide LaTeX project’ above contains the different elements (tables, images, …) you may use in your article – simply copy the “code” from the style guide to your project and adapt it to your content. 

As a first step, we recommend opening the projects we provide and exploring the structure and content. Most aspects should be self-explanatory.

If you have further questions, you can watch this YouTube video to get an overview of the functionality of LaTeX. If you have specific questions, overleaf – a LaTeX sharing platform – provides an introductory tutorial, in which you can skip to relevant topics.

You can also work collaboratively on LaTeX projects, for example using the shareLaTeX software on AcademicCloud.

In case you get stuck, do not worry! Just write us a mail to cogsci-publications@uni-osnabrueck.de. We are happy to support you in setting up your project and answering template specific questions.

What happens after your submission?


Underneath, you see a visualization of the reviewing and editing stages your contribution will go through after submission. You will be contacted after the pre-check of your documents within a week after submission (possibly longer during break times) and again after the review process came to a conclusion.

The Cognitive Science Student Journal has a changing editorial board consisting of students of the “Practical cognitive science communication” seminar at Osnabrück University. Therefore, reviewing and editing are only done during seminar times by fellow Cognitive Science students. Depending on the time of your submission, it might take us some time to come back to your contribution. We ask you to have some patience.


Stay Tuned and Stay Curious