A template README for social science replication packages.

The template README provided on this website is in a form that follows best practices as defined by a number of data editors at social science journals.


The following journals, via their respective responsable editors (typically a Data Editor) have endorsed this README.

Endorsement means that the journal considers that the template README contains all the required elements to be accepted at the journal, as part of a replication package, if the authors have correctly provided the requested information described in the README.

Authors should continue to consult the journal websites to check if the README is a suggested or a required element of the replication package submission.