Information for Authors

Data Reports are included as chapters in the Expedition Research Results section of the Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program volume for a specified expedition. Data reports present shore-based analyses of samples from cores collected during or after the expedition and generally contain tabular data set(s) and supporting graphics but do not contain interpretation of results. Data reports can be submitted up to 30 months post-­moratorium and are published within 2–3 months after acceptance.

Synthesis manuscripts are included as chapters in the Synthesis section of the Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program volume for a specified expedition. Synthesis manuscripts combine expedition research results from several sources into a single manuscript. Syntheses can represent a single research topic or can encompass a larger subset or all of an expedition’s research results. 

IODP publications are Gold Open Access; therefore, data and information from Data Reports and Syntheses can be reproduced, shared, and reused for any purpose.

Interested in submitting a data report or synthesis? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the IODP publication policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the website prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to submit a manuscript using the OJS system.

Videos:
   How to submit a manuscript https://youtu.be/I-PxeSZUHRc
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