R package for creating a reproducible CogSci submission
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Create CogSci proceedings submission with RMarkdown

Cogsci2016 is a R-package that includes a RMarkdown template to create a camera ready submission to the Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference. It uses the LaTeX template designed to format CogSci Conference Proceedings.

Package versions and change log

Please check the NEWS page to review changes to different versions of the package.



To use cogsci2016, make sure the following software is installed:

Install cogsci2016

Install cogsci2016 from this GitHub repository:


Create a manuscript

Once you have installed the cogsci2016 package you can select the CogSci template when creating a new Markdown file through the menus in RStudio.

When you select "OK" you will create a directory that contains the following folders/files:

  • library.bib (bibtex database of all reference-list entries)
  • apacite.csl, apacite.bst (for creating apa style citations)
  • figs (folder to store local images)
  • .Rmd (R Markdown file)
  • cogsci.sty (CogSci specific styles in latex)

There is more information about authoring in R Markdown located in the cogsci2016 template .Rmd file.

Author information

⚠️ New feature in cogsci2016 version 1.0, which allows you to create an anonymized version of your document:

  • final-submission: \cogscifinalcopy line added to yaml. If this line is commented out using the # character, then the submission will be anonymized.

Note that there is some latex in the document header (the YAML). This allows you to format the author and affiliation information. Here is the latex code for different author styles from the CogSci submissions package.

For several authors from the same institution use: 
 \author{Author 1 \and ... \and Author n \\
         Address line \\ ... \\ Address line}
 If the names do not fit well on one line use:
         Author 1 \\ {\bf Author 2} \\ ... \\ {\bf Author n} \\
For authors from different institutions:
 \author{Author 1 \\ Address line \\  ... \\ Address line
         \And  ... \And
         Author n \\ Address line \\ ... \\ Address line}
To start a seperate ``row'' of authors use \AND, as in
 \author{Author 1 \\ Address line \\  ... \\ Address line
         Author 2 \\ Address line \\ ... \\ Address line \And
         Author 3 \\ Address line \\ ... \\ Address line}

Another APA style template

The cogsci2016 package is inspired by Frederik Aust's papaj package: Create APA manuscripts with RMarkdown. This is a great resource for creating APA style manuscripts in R Markdown.