Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods
Following the death of founding editor Dr. Shlomo Sawilowsky, JMASM is currently in editorial hiatus. No new submissions are being accepted, and the publishing team is working to resolve outstanding submissions accepted before Dr. Sawilowsky's passing.
This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods.
- ALL MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE CHECKED FOR PLAGIARISM OR SELF-PLAGIARISM. THERE IS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT LAW AND PROFESSIONALLY UNETHICAL DUPLICATION OF MATERIAL. THIS INCLUDES TEXT-TO-TEXT OR CONCEPT-TO-CONCEPT DUPLICATION, FIGURES, TABLES, AND EQUATIONS. AT ANY TIME (INCLUDING AFTER PUBLICATION), THE DISCOVERY OF A VIOLATION OF THIS POLICY WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL BY THE EDITOR.
- JMASM uses a modified American Psychological Association style guideline.
- Submissions are accepted via the "Submit Article" link (left) only.
- Articles should be submitted without a title page or abstract. There should be no material identifying authorship except in the fields of the submission form. Include a statement in the cover letter indicating that proper human subjects protocols were followed where applicable, including informed consent.
- Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) only (Wordperfect and .rtf formats may be acceptable - please inquire). Please note that Tex (in its various versions), Exp, and Adobe .pdf formats are designed to produce the final presentation of text. They are not amenable to the editing process, and are NOT acceptable for manuscript submission. The Editor may withdraw the manuscript or delay sending it out for review if it is not submitted in proper format.
- The text maximum is 20 pages double spaced, not including tables, figures, graphs, and references. Use 11 point Times Roman font.
- Create tables without boxes or vertical lines. Place tables, figures, and graphs "in-line", not at the end of the manuscript. Figures may be in .jpg, .tif, .png, and other formats readable by Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
- The submission form requires an Abstract with a 50 word maximum, and a list of key words or phrases. Major headings are Introduction, Methodology, Results, Conclusion, and References. Center headings. Subheadings are left justified; capitalize only the first letter of each word. Sub-subheadings are left justified, indent optional.
- Do not use underlining in the manuscript. Do not use bold, except for (a) matrices, or (b) emphasis within a table, figure, or graph. Do not number sections. Number all formulas, tables, figures, and graphs, but do not use italics, bold, or underline. Do not number references. Do not use footnotes or endnotes.
- In the References section, do not put quotation marks around titles of articles or books. Capitalize only the first letter of books. Italicize journal or book titles, and volume numbers. Use "&" instead of "and" in multiple author listings.
- Suggestions for style: Instead of "I drew a sample of 40" write "A sample of 40 was selected". Use "although" instead of "while", unless the meaning is "at the same time". Use "because" instead of "since", unless the meaning is "after". Instead of "Smith (1990) notes" write "Smith (1990) noted". Do not strike the spacebar twice after a period.