Statistics in Medicine
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EDITORS: Ralph D'Agostino, Simon Day, Joel Greenhouse and Louise Ryan
Impact Factor: 1.825
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 13/24 (Medical Informatics); 16/122 (Statistics & Probability); 20/57 (Mathematical & Computational Biology); 74/165 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health); 79/123 (Medicine Research & Experimental)
Online ISSN: 1097-0258
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Statistics in Medicine operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sim to navigate to the Statistics in Medicine online submission site. IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.
Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere at the same time.
All papers must be submitted via the online system.
Statistics in Medicine accepts and publishes supporting web materials. These must also be submitted via the online system.
The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred. It is not necessary to double-line space your manuscript. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.
During the submission process you must enter the full title, short title of up to 70 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
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Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.
Reference style. References should be cited in the text by number within square brackets [ ] and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text. All references must be complete and accurate. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. Where possible the DOI should be included at the end of the reference.The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an identification system for intellectual property in the digital environment. Developed by theInternational DOI Foundation on behalf of the publishing industry,its goals are to provide a framework for managing intellectual content,link customers with publishers, facilitate electronic commerce, and enable automated copyright management. Online citations should include date of access.
References should be listed in the following style:
1. Jin WG, Cheung YK, Zienkiewicz OC. Trefftz method for Kirchhoff plate bending problems. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 1991; 36 : 765-781.
2. Reismann H. Elastic Plates: Theory and Application . Wiley: New York, 1988;1-10.
3. Oestreicher, N. The cost of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with early-stage breast carcinoma, Cancer 2005; 104(10) , pp. 2054 - 2062, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21464.
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Colour policy. Where colour is necessary to the understanding of the figures, colour illustrations will be reproduced in the journal without charge to the author.
ONLINE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
File types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.
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LaTeX users. For reviewing purposes you should upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box.
Non-LaTeX users. Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.
LaTeX users. When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your revised source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box. In addition you must upload your TeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review". Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow.
SUPPORTING WEB MATERIALS
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DATA AND CODE POLICY
Statistics in Medicine expects that data supporting the results reported in the paper will be archived in an appropriate public repository. Whenever possible the scripts and artefacts used to generate the analyses presented in the paper should be publicly archived. Exceptions may be granted for sensitive information such as data which allows the identification of individuals, at the discretion of the Editors. Authors will be able to complete a data accessibility statement which will be published with their paper. Submitting authors should upload their data and code as "Data Files" within the online submission system.
The journal also requires authors to supply any supporting computer code or simulations that allow readers to institute any new methodology proposed in the published article. This may be in any form(s) the authors feel is most accessible for use, including programming code, SAS commands, R functions, packages etc. Submitting authors should upload their code/simulations as "Data Files" within the online submission system.
Upon acceptance for publication, Data Files will be deposited to figshare, by Wiley, on behalf of the authors. A CC-Zero (no rights reserved) license will be applied by default. The data will be assigned a single DOI and will be automatically and permanently associated with the HTML version of the published manuscript.
More information about our Data Sharing Policy can be found here.
Authors may still submit Supporting Information, but are asked to note that Supporting Information should be used to help readers understand the article by providing additional detail and context. Authors are encouraged to designate all data associated with their papers as "Data Files" and to label truly ancillary information as "Supporting Information".
DATA CITATION POLICY
In recognition of the significance of data as an output of the research effort, Statistics in Medicine requires data to be cited in the same way as articles. This is appropriate for data held within institutional or more general repositories. It is not intended to take the place of community standards such as in-line citation of Genbank accession codes.
When citing or making claims based on data, please refer to the data in the text and provide a formal citation in the reference list. We recommend the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of the Data Citation Principles: Authors; Year; Dataset; Data Repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent Identifier (eg DOI).
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