Canadian Journal of Statistics

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Edited By: Grace Y. YI

Impact Factor: 0.413

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 112/123 (Statistics & Probability)

Online ISSN: 1708-945X

Author Guidelines

The Canadian Journal of Statistics publishes original work in the theory and applications of statistics. Manuscripts must be submitted in either English or French. Authors need not be Canadian residents or members of the Statistical Society of Canada. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via A double-blind refereeing system is used: the identity of the referees is not communicated to the authors and vice versa. An anonymized version of the paper, in PDF or Word format, should be uploaded to the submission site. Author names and affiliations are entered separately. We provide a LaTex template for submissions; you can download it here. The package includes TD-CJS.cls, bookmarks.sty, Cjsref.sty, sample.tex, and sample pdf. Use the sample.tex file as a guide for the preparation of your article. We do not provide a template for Word submissions; please follow the general guidelines found in sample.pdf.

It is the authors’ responsibility to make their manuscripts as anonymous as possible. Submission of a paper to this Journal implies that its contents constitute original work not previously published and that the paper is not being considered elsewhere for publication. Papers published or accepted for publication in this Journal cannot be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language,without the written permission of the Editor.

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Permissions – The entire content of the paper, including tables and figures, should be the original, unpublished work of the authors. If a paper uses figures or other materials from published sources, it is the responsibility of the authors to seek written permission from the person or publisher holding the copyright. The permission statement must be submitted with the copyright transfer form.

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For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
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CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

- Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

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If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: