International Statistical Review

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Co-Editors-in-Chief: Ray Chambers and Nalini Ravishanker

Impact Factor: 1.2

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 41/122 (Statistics & Probability)

Online ISSN: 1751-5823

Author Guidelines

OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option
Choosing OnlineOpen makes your article open access and freely available to all on Wiley Online Library, including those who don’t subscribe to the journal. OnlineOpen fulfils funding agency mandates that require grantees to archive the final version of their article. Wiley will also immediately deposit your OnlineOpen article in PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites. The cost for OnlineOpen is US$3,000, which can be paid by the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution.

Aims and Scope
The International Statistical Review publishes papers of broad and general interest in statistics and probability. The term Review is to be interpreted broadly. The types of papers that are suitable for publication include (but are not limited to) the following:

• reviews/surveys of significant developments in theory, methodology, statistical computing and graphics, statistical education, and application areas;
• tutorials on important topics;
• expository papers on emerging areas of research or application;
• papers describing new developments and/or challenges in relevant areas;
• papers addressing foundational issues;
• papers on the history of statistics and probability;
• white papers on topics of importance to the profession or society; and
• historical assessment of seminal papers in the field and their impact.

Papers must be of interest to a sufficiently broad spectrum of the members of ISI and its family of Associations, who include researchers and practitioners in academia, government, business, and industry.

Submissions to the journal must be made 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 have trouble with your submission, please contact the Editorial Office Coordinator, Marie-Laure Abel, at Papers must not be under consideration by another journal at the time of submission and should not be longer than 30 pages with 1.5 spacing or 40 pages with double spacing, including figures, tables, and references.

The language used must be English.

Please follow the arrangements in a recent issue for sections, headings, equations, tables and references. Manuscripts should be in type not smaller than 12 characters per inch, double spaced. The name and full postal address of each author should be given below the title of the paper. Footnotes should be avoided except for tables.

Summaries and key words
Papers must include a summary that consists of one paragraph with minimum mathematical expressions. Summaries should only be in English. Some key words should follow the summary.

Figures and Tables
The figures and tables are to be referred to in the text by number, not by page or indication such as  “below” or “above”. Before the paper is sent to the printer, illustrations must be presented as high quality laser-printed computer output; costs of colour printing will be charged to the author. Please see our guide to electronic artwork for more information.

Colour Charges: It is the policy of International Statistical Review 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, International Statistical Review 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 Please send the completed form to the Production Editor.

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The list at the end should correspond to those in the text; they should be arranged alphabetically, and for the same author chronologically. Use, a, b, c etc. to separate publications of the same author in the same year. Abbreviate names of journals according to Mathematical Reviews. Examples of references:

Fisher, R.A. (1934). Two new properties of mathematical likelihood. Proc. R. Soc. A,  144, 285–307.

Kendall, M.G. & Stuart, A. (1977).  The Advanced Theory of Statistics1, 4th ed. London: Griffin.

Monin, A.S. (1963). Stationary and periodic time series in the general circulation of the In atmosphere. Proceedings of the Symposium on Time Series Analysis, Ed. M. Rosenblatt, pp. 144–151. New York: Wiley.

References in text should be indicated in either of the two ways used in the following examples ‘… as discussed by Hennequin & Tortrat (1965) …’ or  ‘… as discussed previously (Hennequin & Tortrat, 1965) …’. If part of a reference is indicated please specify after the reference, e.g. Feller (1966,  X.4), or Fisher (1934, p. 293).

Search Engine Optimization for Your Paper
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.

Proofs and Offprints
The corresponding author will receive a pdf file of their proof which can be used to indicate corrections to be returned to the Editorial Project Officer. To obtain information about additional optional offprints and their price, please contact Wiley Blackwell.

The International Statistical Review is published three times a year.

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 certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Read papers as soon as they publish online with Early View
Articles which have been fully copy-edited and peer-reviewed are published online through our Early View feature before the print edition of this journal is published.

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.

Book Reviews
Books for review should be submitted to the Book Reviews Editor, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 1018 Fuller Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1213, USA.