Submission Checklist
All submissions to Aperture must include: 

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email and a full address
  • Cover Letter to the Editor-in-Chief
  • 1-2 page comprehensive summary describing submission, relevant implications, and timely information to consider. This will be used as a summary of your work and is different from the abstract. This comprehensive summary will contain (see below for details):
    • Title
    • Authors
    • A text summary (300-500 words)
    • A visual summary (one figure that best communicates the work)
    • Links, attachments, and any supporting documents
  • A visual component to accompany a Research Object. A visual component can be an image or graphic already included in your research, or a logo. This will be used to help promote your published Research Object on the Aperture website, Twitter account, and OHBM blog. 
  • Data and Code availability statements 
  • Ethics Statements 
  • Declaration of Interest 
  • Type of Research Object 
  • Links, attachments, and any supporting documents 
  • Six potential reviewer suggestions (provided there is no Conflict of Interest) 
  • A selection of keywords/topics/categories to choose from to help match Research Objects to editors/reviewers
  • Fee Waiver Application if eligible

After reading through all the submission guidelines. Please double-check all your materials and links. If linking to a preprint server or hosting site, we ask that you use reliable and accessible sites. For questions regarding preprint servers, or to confirm that your hosting site is acceptable, please email the Journal Manager at

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