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Preparing your manuscript

EPJ Data Science publishes the following article types:

Click the relevant link to find style and formatting information for the article you are going to submit.

Manuscripts should conform to the following reporting guidelines:

  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: PRISMA
  • Randomized Clinical Trials: CONSORT
  • Observational studies: STROBE
  • Studies of diagnostic accuracy: STARD
  • Animal pre-clinical studies: ARRIVE
  • Other types of health-related research: Consult the EQUATOR web site for appropriate reporting guidelines.


Annual journal metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.625 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.066 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    21 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    214 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    471,734 downloads
    10,315 Altmetric mentions 

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Funding your APC

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​​​​We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. Learn more here