Scandinavian Journal of Statistics

Cover image for Vol. 44 Issue 4

Edited By: Peter Dalgaard and Niels Richard Hansen

Impact Factor: 0.908

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 67/124 (Statistics & Probability)

Online ISSN: 1467-9469

Author Guidelines

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Submission of a manuscript is held to imply that the paper has neither been published elsewhere nor is under consideration by any other journal. Furthermore, once a paper is accepted it must not be published elsewhere in the same or similar form without the Editors’ written consent.

Scandinavian Journal of Statistics encourages supporting web materials. These must be submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system. For further information see below.

Instructions to authors

1. Submission of Papers
Manuscripts should be submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly known as Manuscript Central) online submission and peer review system for the journal at

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2. Language
Papers should be written in English. Authors are solely responsible for their written English. Should the Editors judge a paper to be linguistically unacceptable, the author is responsible for its revision prior to acceptance for publication.

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at Japanese authors can also find a list of local English improvement services at All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

3. Preparation of Manuscripts
i) General. Manuscripts should be word-processed using LaTeX or MS Word. The manuscripts should have at least 1 1/2 spacing (18 points) and wide margins. Upon final acceptance for publication authors will be requested to send their LaTeX or MS Word source files accompanied by all figures in EPS, TIFF or pdf format not lower than 300dpi resolution and also any non-standard LaTeX style files used in the manuscript preparation. The main text should remain readable as a standalone document. That is, you can put the proof of a theorem in Supporting Information, but the theorem itself should be stated in the main text. Detailed references to formulas in Supporting Information should be avoided.

Colour Charges: It is the policy of Scandinavian Journal of Statistics for authors to pay the full cost for the reproduction of their colour artwork. Therefore, please note that if there is colour artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication, Wiley Blackwell require you to complete and return a Colour Work Agreement Form  before your paper can be published. In the event that an author is not able to cover the costs of reproducing colour figures in colour in the printed version of the journal, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics offers authors the opportunity to reproduce colour figures in colour for free in the online version of the article (but they will still appear in black and white in the print version). Any article received by Wiley Blackwell with colour work will not be published until the form has been returned. If you are unable to access the internet, or are unable to download the form, please contact the Production Editor at

ii) Titles. The first page should contain: title of the paper, running headline (containing not more than 40 characters, spacings included), authors’ names, and the institutions to which the authors are affiliated.

iii) Abstract and key words. The main text should be preceded by a short abstract of not more than 150 words containing no formulas or references to other literature. A list of not more than 10 key words, in alphabetical order, and indicating the content of the paper, should be included after the abstract. No classification codes are needed.

iv) Headings. These should preferably be numbered. Do not use unnecessary capitals.

v) Formulas. The authors should aim to have as little blank space on the page as possible. To avoid breaking the text alignment, devices such as writing a/b instead of  , transposed row vectors instead of column vectors, etc., should be used. Formulas intended to be free-standing should be well separated from the text and, if numbered, the number should appear in parentheses on the right hand side. Formulas should be numbered consecutively as (1), (2), etc.

vi) Theorems etc. The words “Theorem”, “Lemma”, “Corollary”, “Proposition” and “Definition” (and their appropriate numerals) are to appear in bold face. The complete body of a theorem, lemma, corollary and proposition is to appear in italics. Only the concept to be defined in a definition is to appear in italics, the rest of the definition being in ordinary print. The words “Proof ”, “Remark”, “Comment”, “Note”, “Example”, etc. are to appear in italics.

vii) References. These should be arranged alphabetically, and for the same author(s) chronologically. Use a, b, c, etc., to separate publications of the same author(s) in the same year. A recent index issue of Mathematical Reviews will contain a list of abbreviations used. Authors may also consult Names of journals not listed there should be given in full. Do not use unnecessary capitals in book titles. Examples of references:

Journal article

Berger, J. O. & Sellke, T. (1987). Testing a point null hypothesis: Irreconcilability of p-values and evidence. J. Amer. Statist. Assoc.. 82, 112–122.


Kalbfleisch, J. D. & Prentice, R. D. (2002). The statistical analysis of failure time data, 2nd edn. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.

Edited book

Chakraborti, S. & Graham, M (2007). Nonparametric control charts. In Encyclopedia of statistic in quality and reliability (eds F. Ruggeri, R. Kennettt & F. Faltin), 415-429. Wiley, Chichester.


Geyer, C. J. (1996). Estimation and optimization of functions. In Markov chain Monte Carlo in practice (eds W. R. Gilks, S. Richardson & D. J. E. Spiegelhalter), 241–258. Chapman & Hall, London.


Clifford, P. & Nicholls, G. (1994) A metropolis sampler for polygonal image reconstruction Available at:

References in the text should be indicated as in either of the following two examples: “... as pointed out by Andersson et al. (2001) ...” or “... as pointed out previously (Kalbfleisch & Prentice, 2002) ...”. Note that et al. is used for references in the text when there are more than two authors.

viii) Tables and illustrations. Tables and should be given on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript and be referred to in the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc. and Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Their approximate positions for insertion in the text should be clearly indicated (e.g. “Figure 1 here”).Figures should be produced by a high quality drawing package and saved as PDF, TIFF, or EPS files with the file names clearly indicating the corresponding figure in the manuscript (e.g. “fig1.pdf”). Vector graphics are usually preferred, unless it leads to excessive file size and slow display, in which case raster files with a resolution of 300dpi or better are acceptable.

ix) Address. The manuscript should end with the author’s present address and e-mail address. If appendices occur they should be put after the address. For joint papers the address of only one of the authors should be given.

x) Footnotes. Should be avoided as far as possible.

xi) Supporting Information. Supporting Information that is referred to in the text may be made available in the online version of the article. This might include detailed proofs, additional tables and figures, computer code, datasets and movie files. Guidelines for the preparation of Supporting Information are available here.

Any supporting information should be listed before the references, with the opening statement: 'Supporting information. Additional information for this article is available online' followed by brief captions for the Appendices/Figs/Tables that are included. These should be numbered Appendix S1, Fig. S1, Table S1, etc.

Supporting Information should include a list of references for any literature referred to therein, to make it a self-contained piece of work. This may mean duplicating references if any literature is cited in both the main text and the Supporting Information.

All Supporting Information should be submitted online as part of the main manuscript via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system. Please name your online supporting files as ‘online supporting information' and upload them with the main document via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system. This allows the submission web site to combine all the relevant files together but keep them separate when it comes to publication stage.

4. Proofs
The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The author must keep the Editors informed of any relevant changes of address to avoid delays in proof reading. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site:

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available. Authors will be charged for alterations in excess of 10% of the cost of composition.

5. Offprints
The corresponding author will receive a free PDF offprint of their article upon print publication, only if the author has signed up for Author Services. Addtional paper offprints may be ordered online. Please click on the link, fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields. If you have any queries about offprints, please email

6. Copyright and Permissions
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the Copyright Assignment Form

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the Copyright Assignment Form to sign. The terms and conditions of the Copyright Assignment Form can be previewed below:

Terms and Conditions here. Please do not complete this PDF until you are prompted to login into Author Services as described above.

Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version

Funder arrangements

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Wiley has arrangements with certain academic institutions to permit the deposit of the Accepted Version in the institutional repository after an embargo period. Details of such arrangements are set out at the following website:

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

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To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services; and visit

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:

7. Early View
Scandinavian Journal of Statistics is covered by Wiley-Blackwell's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

8. Author Services
Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

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Consult our SEO Tips for Authors page in order to maximize online discoverability for your published research. Included are tips for making your title and abstract SEO-friendly, choosing appropriate keywords, and promoting your research through social media.