Editorial Policies

General Standards for Submissions:

✧ Originality

Manuscripts that have been published or that are under consideration for publication elsewhere will not be considered for publication in Organelle (theses and dissertations are not regarded as prior publications). 

✧ Quality Research for Reliable Reports

Proper citation: All data, program code, methods, and outside information referenced in submissions must be cited using DOIs or journal citations.

Replicability and Transparency: Findings in research articles submitted to Organelle should promote replicability by offering thorough and detailed explanation of execution including all standards followed. Ample description must be provided in the following areas:

Comprehensivity: Research papers should provide a comprehensive explanation of: research objectives, research subjects/units of investigation, and experimental design. The Study Design section should also thoroughly address how sample size, range of data recording, data inclusion and exclusion criteria, outliers, and replication number of experiments were determined. 



Criteria for Authors:

Each author listed in work submitted to Organelle is expected to have contributed substantially to the work in any of the following areas:

Individuals who have participated in the making of the work, but who do not meet this criteria for authorship can be listed in the “Acknowledgments” section of the literature.

Prior to submitting to Organelle each listed author must:

If submission is accepted by Organelle, in addition to above conditions, each listed author must: 

Criteria for Senior Authors:

If submission is accepted, senior authors must thoroughly examine raw data and report that it is reliable and accurate.

Criteria for Corresponding Authors:

Corresponding authors must:


Conflict of Interest

Authors included in manuscripts for research papers and reviews must disclose:

Reviewers and Editors must not have any conflicts of interest with authors or reported research in manuscripts being reviewed. 


Copyright and License to Publish


When an article is accepted for publication in Organelle, authros retain copyright of their work. However,  authors must sign a license agreement granting Organelle Publishing Press exclusive rights to publish, distribute, and archive their work. 

License to Publish

Before accepting a manuscript, authors must grant Organelle Publishing Press exclusive rights to publish and use their contribution. 

Organelle is an open-access journal, and all articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY 4.0). This means that published work can be freely shared, modified, and used by others - provided they give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source of work. 

Authors retain their copyright and are free to use, share and adapt their work for non-commercial purposes, ad long as they provide proper attribution to the journal as the original publisher. Authors may also deposit their accepted manuscripts in institutional and subject repositories. 



If errors are found in any work published to Organelle, authors will be assisted by Organelle Publishing Press to publish corrections. Notify Organelle Publishing Press of any errors at editor@organelles.org.