Statistica Neerlandica

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Edited By: Eric Cator, Marijtje van Duijn and Erik van Zwet

Impact Factor: 0.564

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 96/122 (Statistics & Probability)

Online ISSN: 1467-9574

Author Guidelines

Find out about Statistica Neerlandica's open access option with OnlineOpen.

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee (US$3000) to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in PubMed Central.

Statistica Neerlandica
has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. From now on, all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at

Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. If you cannot submit online, please contact the managing editor, Elli Hoek van Dijke, in the Editorial Office by email (

Manuscripts should be printed one-sided, point-sized 12. Titles and sub titles should be short. Figures, charts and diagrams should be submitted in a form suitable for photographic reproduction.

The first page of the manuscript should contain the following information:

(i) title; author(s); institutional affiliations(s) and (postal) address(es); email;
(ii) an abstract of no more than 150 words;
(iii) keywords and phrases in accordance with the format in the Current Index to Statistics. This implies that overlap of key words within the title should be avoided;
(iv) acknowledgements, if any;
(v) a running head (short title).

Important formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc., on the right-hand side of the page. Please avoid numbering formulae which are not referred to in the text.

Footnotes must be avoided.

In the text, references should appear as:

Rao (1973) proves... ' or; 'this has been discussed in the literature (see for instance, Rao, 1973, p. 102)'.

At the end of the manuscript, complete references should be listed alphabetically as follows:

For periodicals: Bekker, P. , T. J. Wansbeek and A. Kapteyn (1985), Errors in variables in econometrics: new developments and recurrent themes, Statistica Neerlandica, 39, 120-141.

For monographs: Feller, W. (1979), An introduction to probability theory and its applications, Vol 1 (3rd ed.), John Wiley and Sons, New York.

For contribution to collective works: Wolfe, P. and L. Cutler (1963), Experiments in linear programming, in: R. L. Graves and P. Wolfe (eds.), Recent advances in linear programming, McGraw-Hill, New York, 177-200.

Note that journal titles should not be abbreviated; and that the initial(s) of second (and following) author(s) is (are) prior to the name.

Tables and figures (charts and diagrams should be referred to as figures) should bear a title and should be numbered consecutively in the text.

Any manuscript which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for any necessary revisions before publication.

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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 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. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately. 

PDF Offprints
On publication, a final PDF file of the article will be sent to the corresponding author, only if the author has signed up for Author Services. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

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

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 transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:
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

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:

NEW: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s 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.

Pre-Submission English Language Editing
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.