Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines


Environmetrics, the official journal of The International Environmetrics Society (TIES), an Association of the International Statistical Institute, is devoted to the dissemination of high-quality statistical and mathematical research in the environmental sciences.
Articles must proffer substantive, new statistical or mathematical advances, answer important scientific questions in the environmental sciences, or must develop novel or enhanced statistical methodology with clear applications to environmental science. New methods should be illustrated with recent environmental data.

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Data Protection

By submitting a manuscript to or reviewing for this publication, your name, email address, and affiliation, and other contact details the publication might require, will be used for the regular operations of the publication, including, when necessary, sharing with the publisher (Wiley) and partners for production and publication. The publication and the publisher recognize the importance of protecting the personal information collected from users in the operation of these services, and have practices in place to ensure that steps are taken to maintain the security, integrity, and privacy of the personal data collected and processed. You can learn more at

Manuscript Submission

Environmetrics operates an online submission and peer review system at that allows authors to submit articles and track their progress via a web interface. All papers must be submitted via the online system. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then proceed to the Environmetrics online submission site at

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have created an account.

Environmetrics now offers Free Format submission for a simplified and streamlined submission process.

Before you submit, you will need:

  • Your manuscript: this should be an editable file including text, figures, and tables, or separate files—whichever you prefer. All required sections should be contained in your manuscript, including abstract, introduction, methods, results, and conclusions. Figures and tables should have legends. Figures should be uploaded in the highest resolution possible. References may be submitted in any style or format, as long as it is consistent throughout the manuscript. Supporting information should be submitted in separate files. If the manuscript, figures or tables are difficult for you to read, they will also be difficult for the editors and reviewers, and the editorial office will send it back to you for revision. Your manuscript may also be sent back to you for revision if the quality of English language is poor.
    An ORCID ID, freely available at (Why is this important? Your article, if accepted and published, will be attached to your ORCID profile. Institutions and funders are increasingly requiring authors to have ORCID IDs.)
  • The title page of the manuscript, including:
  • Your co-author details, including affiliation and email address. (Why is this important? We need to keep all co-authors informed of the outcome of the peer review process.)
  • Statements relating to our ethics and integrity policies, which may include any of the following (Why are these important? We need to uphold rigorous ethical standards for the research we consider for publication):
    • data availability statement
    • funding statement
    • conflict of interest disclosure
    • ethics approval statement
    • patient consent statement
    • permission to reproduce material from other sources
    • clinical trial registration

NOTE: Articles based on manuscripts longer than 40 manuscript pages do not generally appear in the journal. Authors are advised to limit their initial manuscripts to no more than 40 total pages (including the abstract, references list, and all tables, figures, and legends). Initial submissions running longer than this length will be returned to the authors without review. Authors are encouraged to construct separate, 'supporting information' documents to contain supplemental material such as ancillary technical details, detailed proofs, secondary tables and figures, computer code, datasets, and movie files. These supporting materials should be written as self-contained documents with titles that indicate they are supporting/supplementary material for the submitted paper, and with appropriate author lists. They should be submitted as separate document(s); preferred file types are DOC or PDF. If the paper is accepted for publication, the supporting document(s) will be loaded on to the journal's website and appear alongside the main article. (See following paragraph.)

Preprint Policy

Environmetrics will consider for review articles previously available as preprints. Authors may also post the submitted version of a manuscript to a preprint server at any time. Authors are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article.

Please find the Wiley preprint policy here.

Supporting Information/Supplementary Material

Supporting Material that is referred to in the text may be made available as Supporting Information in the online version of the article. This might include ancillary technical material, detailed proofs, secondary tables and figures, computer code, datasets and movie files. Additional guidelines for the preparation of Supporting Information are available here.

Supplementary material intended as online Supporting Information should be indicated in the manuscript by a statement at the end of the paper, but before any acknowledgements and the references, as follows

'Additional information and supporting material for this article is available online at the journal's website.'

The Supporting Information document 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.

The Supporting Information document(s) should be submitted online as part of the main manuscript's submission via the Research Exchange submission portal. Please name your online supporting files as 'online supporting information' and upload them with the main document. This allows the submission web site to combine all the relevant files together but keep them separate at the publication stage.

IMPORTANT: LATEX users - if you have supplied your main document as latex (.tex), for reviewing purposes you should ALSO upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your source files. This is because the ScholarOne site cannot convert latex files to PDF, required for review. For your PDF, use the File Designation "Main Document" from the drop down box. For all your source files (.tex and image files) you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review".

Revised Submission

Follow the above guidelines for submission. Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital work flow.

Search Engine Optimisation 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.

Article Promotion Support

Wiley Editing Services offers professional video, design, and writing services to create shareable video abstracts, infographics, conference posters, lay summaries, and research news stories for your research – so you can help your research get the attention it deserves.

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Open Access

Open Access 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 Open Access, 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 here.

For more information on this journal’s APCs, please see the Open Access page.

Any authors wishing to send their paper Open Access will be required to complete the payment form available from our website here.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform the Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper Open Access if you do not wish to. All Open Access 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.

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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 Open Access 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 Open Access

If the Open Access 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 Open Access 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:

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Article Preparation Support

Papers must be in English. Oxford English Dictionary or American spelling is acceptable, provided usage is consistent within the manuscript.

Manuscripts that are written in English that is ambiguous or incomprehensible, in the opinion of the Editors, will be returned to the author(s) with a request to resubmit once the language issues have been sufficiently improved. The paper's message and meaning should be accessible, and not be obscured by problematic language, unclear syntax, or substandard orthography. The aim of this policy is to ensure that the intended meaning of the paper is clearly understandable to external referees who have agreed to review the manuscript.

Wiley Editing Services offers expert help with English Language Editing, as well as translation, manuscript formatting, figure illustration, figure formatting, and graphical abstract design – so you can submit your manuscript with confidence. Also, check out our resources for Preparing Your Article for general guidance about writing and preparing your manuscript.  

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Presentation of Papers

Manuscript style 

Use a standard font of the 12-point type: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred. Please use A4 or US 8 1/2 x 11-inch page size, double spaced (which we define as maximum 26 lines of text per page), and with margins of at least 1” per side. Number all pages consecutively.

Copies of unpublished papers and technical reports cited in the manuscript and needed for review should be uploaded on the online system as “supplementary files for review”.

Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Make sure the font used for tables and legends is easily read. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.

  • During the submission process you must enter: 1) the full title; 2) the short title of up to 70 characters; 3) names and affiliations of all authors; and 4) the full address, including email, telephone and fax of the author who is to check the proofs.
  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s).
  • Enter an abstract of no more than 200 words for all articles. Please see the guidance below on acceptable abstract writing for Environmetrics.
  • Keywords. Authors should prepare between 3 and 6 keywords for their manuscript, that do not appear in the paper's title.

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Writing Abstracts

An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions. The abstract should be no more than 200 words and convey the following:

1. An introduction to the work. This should be accessible by scientists in any field and express the necessity of the experiments executed

2. Some scientific detail regarding the background to the problem

3. A summary of the main result

4. The implications of the result

5. A broader perspective of the results, once again understandable across scientific disciplines

It is crucial that the abstract conveys the importance of the work and be understandable for a multidisciplinary audience, without reference to the rest of the manuscript. Abstracts should not contain any citation to other published works.

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Reference Style

References: References should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). This means in text citations should follow the author-date method whereby the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998). The complete reference list should appear alphabetically by name at the end of the paper.

A sample of the most common entries in reference lists appears below. Please note that a DOI should be provided for all references where available. For more information about APA referencing style, please refer to the APA FAQ. Please note that for journal articles, issue numbers are not included unless each issue in the volume begins with page one.

Journal article: Phelps, L. (1996). Discriminative validity of the WRAML with ADHD and LD children. Psychology in the Schools, 33, 5-12.

Book edition: Bradley-Johnson, S. (1994). Psychoeducational assessment of students who are visually impaired or blind: Infancy through high school (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-ed.

Conference Paper: Balakrishnan, R. (2006, March 25-26). Why aren't we using 3d user interfaces, and will we ever? Paper presented at the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces. doi:10.1109/VR.2006.148.

Conference Proceedings: Rapp, R. (1995). Automatic identification of word translations from unrelated English and German corpora. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for the Computational Linguistics, pp. 519–525.

Scientific or Technical Reports: NICHD. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2000). Report of the National Reading Panel. Teaching children to read: An evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction (NIH Publication No. 00-4769). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Dissertation: van Otterloo, S. G. (2011). Early home-based intervention for children at familial risk of dyslexia. University of Amsterdam (unpublished doctoral dissertation).

References should refer only to material listed within the text.

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Upload each figure as a separate file in appropriate format (see Manuscript Submission, above), with the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Tints are not acceptable. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would remain clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend.
All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:

  • Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi
  • Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
  • Combinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) - 500 dpi

Colour graphics should employ colouration, contrast, and other structural schemes (solid lines, dots, dashes, etc.) that clearly distinguish the intended features of the illustration. The graphic should retain its distinguishability if printed/rendered in black-and-white by an eventual user. Certain colour combinations (eg. green/red, green/brown, blue/purple, green/blue, light green/yellow, etc.) should be avoided to respect viewers with colour blindness.
Tables should be uploaded separately.

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Guidelines for Cover Submissions

If you would like to send suggestions for artwork related to your manuscript to be considered to appear on the cover of the journal, please follow these general guidelines.

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This journal now uses eLocators. eLocators are unique identifies for an article that service the same function page numbers have traditionally served in the print world. When citing this article, please insert the eLocator in place of the page number. For more information, please visit the Author Services eLocator page here.

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Data and Code Policy

It is current journal policy that any data employed in a published article to motivate, examine, and otherwise illustrate new statistical methods and theories should be made accessible to interested readers. As a result, Environmetricsexpects that data supporting the results reported in the article will be archived in an appropriate public repository. Exceptions may be granted for sensitive information such as data which allows the identification of individuals, at the discretion of the Editors. Authors will be able to complete a data accessibility statement which will be published with their paper. Submitting authors should upload their data as "Data Files" within the online submission system.

In addition, whenever possible the scripts and artefacts used to generate the analyses presented in the paper should be publicly archived, along with any supporting computer code or simulations that allow readers to institute any new methodology proposed in the published article. This may be in any form(s) the authors feel is most accessible for use, including programming code, SAS commands, R functions, packages etc. Submitting authors should upload their code/simulations as "Data Files" within the online submission system.

Upon acceptance for publication, Data Files will be deposited to figshare, by Wiley, on behalf of the authors. A CC-Zero (no rights reserved) license will be applied by default. The data will be assigned a single DOI and will be automatically and permanently associated with the HTML version of the published manuscript.

More information about our Data Sharing Policy can be found here.

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Citing EarlyView Articles

To include the DOI in a citation to an article, simply append it to the reference as in the following example:

R. K. Harris, A. Nordon, K. D. M. Harris, 2007, Rapid. Commun. Mass Spec., DOI: 10.1002/rcm.21464.

To link to an article from the author’s homepage, take the DOI (digital object identifier) and append it to "" as per following example:

DOI 10.1002/ENV.20941, becomes

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Article Formats Published in Environmetrics

Environmetrics publishes research articles. No letters to the editors or book reviews are considered.

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IMPORTANT: The journal employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.

Author Name Change Policy

In cases where authors wish to change their name following publication, Wiley will update and republish the paper and redeliver the updated metadata to indexing services. Our editorial and production teams will use discretion in recognizing that name changes may be of a sensitive and private nature for various reasons including (but not limited to) alignment with gender identity, or as a result of marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. Accordingly, to protect the author’s privacy, we will not publish a correction notice to the paper, and we will not notify co-authors of the change. Authors should contact the journal’s Editorial Office with their name change request.

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Further Information

For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the submitting author prior to publication. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimize the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Wiley author services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. There is no page charge to authors.

To purchase reprints in smaller quantities, please visit Restrictions apply to the use of reprints– if you have a specific query, please contact [email protected]. Corresponding authors are invited to inform their co-authors of the reprint options available.

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We work together with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Wiley open access journal, Geo: Geography and Environment, to enable rapid publication of good quality papers that are outside the scope of our journal. Authors of papers rejected by our journal as unsuitable on the grounds of scope or space may be offered the option of having their manuscript, along with any related peer reviews, automatically transferred for consideration by the Geo editorial team. Authors will not need to reformat or rewrite their manuscript at this stage, and publication decisions will be made a short time after the transfer takes place. Geo will consider submissions from across the spectrum of geographical and environmental research, which reach the standard acceptable for publication. Geo is a fully open access journal and article publication fees apply. For more information please go to

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