Journal of Time Series Analysis

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Edited By: Robert Taylor

Impact Factor: 0.975

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 64/124 (Statistics & Probability); 66/100 (Mathematics Interdisciplinary Applications)

Online ISSN: 1467-9892

Author Guidelines

OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option

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 to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform the Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

1. The Journal of Time Series Analysis uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly known as Manuscript Central), for online manuscript submission and peer review. The system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

• Quick and easy submission
• Administration centralised and reduced
• Significant decrease in peer review times

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 Priscilla Goldby in the Editorial Office by telephone (01865 765933) or by e-mail (

2. Papers should be typeset with all fonts embedded into the submitted document. A cover page should contain the title, author's name and affiliation, and the email address to which proofs should be sent.

3. Submission of a paper is held to imply that it is original and unpublished work, that it has not been submitted for publication elsewhere, and that full copyright clearance has been obtained for any material quoted in it.

4. An abstract should be included. This should not exceed 200 words.

5. Please provide a list of key words (not more than six), the appropriate Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) codes as a mandatory requirement and JEL codes (optional and if necessary).

6. Footnotes should be avoided. Essential notes should be numbered in the text and grouped together at the end of the article. Diagrams and Figures, if they are considered essential, should be clearly related to the section of text to which they refer.

7. References should be set out in alphabetical order of the author's name in a list at the end of the article. They should be given in a standard form, as in the following examples:

Hannan EJ. 1969. A note on an exact test for trend and serial correlation. Econometrica 37: 485-489.

Hannan EJ, Terrell RD. 1973. Multiple equation systems with stationary errors. Econometrica 41: 299-305.

Johnson HG. 1964a. The international competitive positions of the United States and the balance of payment prospects for 1968. Rev. Economics and Statistics 46: 14-32.

Johnson HG. 1964b. Money, Trade and Economic Growth (2nd edn). London: Allen and Unwin.

References in the text of an article should be by author's name and year of publication as in these examples:

Jones (1977) in a paper on... Jones (1978c, p.25) states that... Evidence is given by Smith et al. (1974)... Further exploration of this aspect may be found in many sources (e.g. White, 1971a; Brown and Green, 1972; Jackson, 1973, ch.2).

A typescript which is well prepared in accordance with these guidelines will greatly assist the ease and speed of publication. There are several software packages available to help authors manage and format the references and footnotes in their journal article. We recommend the use of a software tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

8. Supporting Information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format.

Empirical data: where submissions contain empirical data application(s), all data used should be uploaded as supplementary files with the submission, and the manuscript should clearly state the source(s) of the data used. Accepted manuscripts with empirical data applications will be required to include the data as Supporting Information as a condition of publication. Where copyright or confidentiality issues preclude these requirements being met, the corresponding author should contact the Editor-in-Chief prior to manuscript submission.

For further information on recommended file types and requirements for submission, please visit:

9. The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working email address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. This stage must not be used as an opportunity to revise the paper, because alterations are extremely costly; extensive changes will be charged to the author and will probably result in the article being delayed to a later issue. Speedy return of corrected proofs is important. 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.

10. On publication, a final PDF file of your article will be made available via Author Services only.

11. Books for review should be sent to the Book Review Editor:

Professor T. Subba Rao
School of Mathematics
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road 
M13 9PL

12. Authors will be required to assign copyright to Wiley Publishing Ltd. Copyright assignment is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless copyright has been assigned.

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:

Government employees in both the US and the UK need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned.

13. Journal of Time Series Analysis is covered by Wiley Online Library'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.

14. Online production tracking is 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.

15. 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.

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