Teaching Statistics

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Edited By: Helen MacGillivray

Online ISSN: 1467-9639

Author Guidelines

Please send contributions via the online submission system or directly to the Editor:

Helen MacGillivray
Editor, Teaching Statistics
School of Mathematical Sciences
QUT Gardens Point Campus
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane Q4001
e-mail: h.macgillivray@qut.edu.au

Contributions are welcomed in the form of articles, notes, letters, problems, news, and smaller items such as poems, quotations or cartoons. Teaching Statistics is a refereed journal. Articles may be of a general nature or aimed specifically at one of our specialist sections:

Classroom Notes - shorter items containing good ideas worth sharing

Computing Corner - new developments and ideas in statistical software

Curriculum Matters - addressing curriculum issues nationally and internationally

Data Bank - interesting data sets and what to do with them

Historical Perspective - the lives of statisticians and history of statistics

Practical Activities - ideas for 'hands-on' classroom practicals in statistics

Articles should be as concise as possible and will not normally be accepted if they exceed 3000 words in length or would occupy more than four pages of the journal. Diagrams, photographs and illustrations are particularly welcomed. Authors should examine carefully a recent issue of Teaching Statistics and conform to the journal's style with respect to headings, summary, keywords, references, spellings, and so on.  However, it is not necessary for authors to prepare articles in the two-column format used in the journal.

Initial submissions may be made electronically (Microsoft Word document, PC format) or, alternatively, as THREE paper copies. Diagrams, photographs and illustrations should be submitted electronically (TIF files strongly preferred) or as camera-ready copy.

The final version of the article, after attending to all referees' and editor's comments, must be submitted electronically (formats as above) and as TWO paper copies of the final typescript. An email attachment is usually satisfactory, alternatively a CD or a 3.5 inch disk may be submitted.

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:

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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 http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

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: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

Early View
Teaching 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.

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 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ 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 http://wileyeditingservices.com/en/. Japanese authors can also find a list of local English improvement services at http://www.wiley.co.jp/journals/editcontribute.html. 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.

Books for Review
Books for review should be addressed to: Neil Sheldon, Manchester Grammar School, Manchester M13 0XT, UK.

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