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{\Large\bf Instructions for the Preparation of Manuscripts for the
Austrian Journal of Statistics}\\[0.5cm]
{\large Herwig Friedl \\
Graz, University of Technology}
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\begin{quote}
{\bf Abstract:} {Prospective authors of the Austrian Journal of Statistics
will find brief guidelines for the preparation and submission of their
manuscripts.}
{\bf Zusammenfassung:}
{Autoren und Autorinnen der {\em\"Osterreichischen Zeitschrift
f\"ur Statistik} (kurz {\sc \"OZStat\/}) finden hier einen kleinen Leitfaden
f\"ur die Gestaltung der Manuskripte und die Vorgangsweise bei der
Einreichung.}
{\bf Keywords:} Submission, Refereeing, Production, \LaTeXe.
\end{quote}
\section{Introduction}
Besides the general objectives of the Austrian Journal of
Statistics, this should contain general instructions for
preparation of manuscripts to be submitted. This \LaTeXe\ file can
also be used as a template for the setting up of a text to be
submitted in computer readable form.
The essential issue is to use standard \LaTeXe\ with some
specifications defining the format suited for printing in the
journal. Graphics should be inserted as PostScript files using the
package {\tt psfig} or {\tt graphicx}. Bibliographic references
should be given using {\tt bibtex} in the {\em author-date\/}
style.
\section{Objectives of the Journal}
The journal is published approximately quarterly by the Austrian
Statistical Society. Its general objective is to promote and
extend the use of statistical methods in all kind of theoretical
and applied disciplines. Special emphasis is on methods and
results in official or governmental statistics.
Original papers and review articles will be published in the
Austrian Journal of Statistics if judged consistently with these
general aims. All papers will be refereed.
Special topics sections will appear from time to time. Each
section will have as a theme a specialized area of statistical
application, theory, or methodology.
Technical notes or problems for considerations under Shorter
Communications are also invited.
A special section is reserved for book reviews.
One author of each article obtains 20 reprints. Members of the
Austrian Statistical Society receive a copy of the Journal free of
charge. Specific exemplars may be purchased from the Society.
Articles will also be made available through the web.
\subsection{Statistics: Theory and Applications}
The section for {\bf theory} and methods publishes articles that
make original contributions to the foundations, theoretical
development, and methodology of statistics and probability. {\em
Theory and Methods\/} should be interpreted broadly to include all
techniques relevant to statistics and probability. This may
include computational and graphical methods as well as more
traditional mathematical methods. The research reported should be
motivated by a scientific or practical problem and illustrated by
application of the proposed methodology to that problem.
Illustration of techniques with real data is especially welcomed
and strongly encouraged.
\medskip
{\bf Applications} and case studies are published if they present
original articles which
\begin{list}{$\bullet$}{\setlength{\topsep}{0mm}\setlength{\itemsep}{-1mm}}
\item show analysis with real data that are statistically
innovative as well as scientifically and practically relevant, or
\item contribute substantially to a scientific field through the
use of sound statistical methods, or
\item present new and useful data, such as a new life table for
a segment of the population or a new social or economic
indicator, or
\item using empirical tests, examine or illustrate for an important
application the utility of a valuable statistical technique, or
\item evaluate the quality of important data sources.
\end{list}
Note that careful analysis of data of substantive importance may be
published even there are no methodological innovations.
\subsection{Official Statistics}
The section for {\bf official statistics} publishes articles which
deal with conceptual methods and computational issues. The
different fields covered include
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\item population and social statistics
\item economic statistics
\item price statistics
\item regional and urban statistics
\item economic and social statistics
\item tourism statistics
\item research, development and innovation statistics
\item environmental statistics including environmental accounting and
environmental indicators
\item national accounts including input-output tables and analysis.
\end{list}
Especially welcomed are articles which are concerned with relatively new
areas like
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\item data secrecy
\item publication policies (presentation of statistics)
\item trade-offs between precision and timeliness for official
statistics
\item statistical classification.
\end{list}
Of course, papers treating national as well as international
concepts (e.g.~EU-statistics) are of interest.
\section{Layout of the Manuscripts}
The Journal is produced on the basis of computer readable
manuscripts provided by the authors. Therefore we highly recommend
to follow exactly the provided instructions already at the very
beginning when writing the paper. The present document can be used
directly as template. The file named {\tt guidelines.tex} may be
obtained from {\tt http://www.stat.tugraz.at/AJS/guidelines.tex}
\subsection{Technical Medium}
Whenever possible, a submitted manuscript should be provided in
electronic form. Send your files attached to an E-mail to {\tt
hfriedl@tugraz.at}.
In order to obtain a uniform layout and to ease the production as
much as possible it is highly recommended to use \LaTeXe\ for the
text processing. Graphics should be added in PostScript-format
(use package \texttt{psfig} or \texttt{graphicx}) at suitable
places of the manuscript.
It is also possible (although less desirable) to use Word to write
the manuscript. Experience shows, however, that the demand on
editorial work is much higher. Therefore, we strongly ask for
strictly following the instructions, careful setting of
mathematical formulas and always specifying the kind of used
software for setting the text.
\subsection{Formal Configuration}
The copy of the paper for printing should be on white paper size
A4 (210x297mm). The printed version will be reduced by the factor
of 80\% of the original size. Therefore it is strongly recommended
to use a font which looks most similar to Times Roman size 12
points. The printed text should then be within a frame with 3 cm
left and right margin and 3.3 cm top and bottom margin.
The title should characterize as brief and concise as possible the
contents of the paper.
Each article must have a summary in English and German which
inform the reader quickly on the contents and the substantial
results. The length surely depends on the contents, however, it
should not exceed 150 words. Mathematical formulas should be
avoided in the summary.
Headings and footings as well as pagination will be added during
the production. Footnotes should be avoided as much as possible.
The article should be structured by enumerated sections and
subsections. Graphics and tables must contain captions, above
tables and below graphics (figures). Examples are (see Figure
\ref{Fig3.4} and Table \ref{Tab3.4})
\begin{figure}[hbt]
\centerline{\sl Here should be a graphic (PostScript-format).}
\caption{\label{Fig3.4}Probability density.} \vspace*{-5mm}
\end{figure}
\begin{table}[hbt]
\caption{\label{Tab3.4}80 measured values of access time.}
\vspace*{-5mm}
\small
\hspace{1.5cm}
\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{llllllll}
70.0 & 68.6 & 67.9 & 66.3 & 71.0 & 64.2 & 69.6 & 71.0\\
... & ... & ... & ... & ... & ... & ... & ...\\
%69.7 & 69.0 & 73.4 & 69.0 & 70.1 & 69.8 & 69.0 & 73.0\\
%70.0 & 69.1 & 69.5-& 67.9 & 72.8 & 72.1 & 69.5+& 70.1\\
%70.2 & 69.1 & 68.9 & 68.3 & 74.9 & 68.4 & 69.1 & 66.6\\
%71.1 & 69.2 & 71.2 & 68.9 & 70.9 & 70.6 & 69.9 & 69.9\\
%69.4 & 69.5+& 68.5+& 70.9 & 71.6 & 68.9 & 72.0 & 70.3\\
%68.6 & 68.5-& 67.8 & 72.2 & 68.7 & 70.6 & 66.9 & 69.3\\
%71.4 & 68.7 & 74.2 & 68.8 & 71.4 & 71.8 & 67.5-& 70.4\\
%71.4 & 67.4 & 69.5-& 72.4 & 70.4 & 69.3 & 68.2 & 67.0\\
71.7 & 70.5+& 72.5-& 68.2 & 67.6 & 68.6 & 70.5-& 65.8
\vspace*{-5mm}
\end{tabular}
\end{center}
\end{table}
Mathematical formulas should be enumerated as far as they are
referenced. E.g.~Equation (\ref{form3.1}) shows the density ...
\begin{equation}\label{form3.1}
f(x) =
\frac1{\sqrt{2\pi}\sigma}e^{-\frac{(x-\mu)^2}{2\sigma^2}}\,.
\end{equation}
Cited literature should be summarized at the end of the article in
form of a non-enumerated section. \citeA{Kuns:96} is a reference
to an article, \citeA{McCN:89} to a book and \shortciteA{SchGK:87}
to a chapter of a book. If the citation is in parentheses, it
should look like (see \citeNP{Kuns:96}).
Correspondence addresses of author(s) should be added at the end
of the manuscript. The originally printed version of the present
manuscript may be seen from the PostScript file {\tt
guidelines.ps} in the internet.
\section{Submission and Refereeing}
Consideration of the previously stated rules are of great help for
the editing process. Whenever technically possible, manuscripts
should be submitted by E-mail.
All contributions will be anonymously refereed which is also for
the authors in order to getting positive feedback and constructive
suggestions from other qualified people. Cited literature which is
hardly available, should accompany the submitted manuscript. It
should also be considered to place used and analyzed data at
disposal for the referees (if there are no legal or technical
arguments against).
Editor and referees must trust that the contribution has not been
submitted for publication at the same time at another place. It is
fair that the submitting author notifies if an earlier version has
already been submitted somewhere before.
Submitting authors will obtain immediately an acknowledgment of
receipt.
Manuscripts stay with the publisher and referees. The refereeing
and publishing in the Austrian Journal of Statistics is free of
charge. The publisher, the Austrian Statistical Society requires a
grant of copyright from authors in order to effectively publish
and distribute this journal worldwide.
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