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JES Instructions

  1. Types of Papers
  2. Issues
  3. Review
  4. Copyright
  5. Costs
  6. Submission
  7. Languages
  8. Journal Interface

Types of Papers

As of 2018, the Journal of Environmental Statistics no longer accepts ordinary submissions; we only accept submissions targeted for specific special issues. JES will publish the following types of original contributions:
  1. Applied papers exhibiting the use of modern and/or novel statistical techniques on environmental data in order to address important environmental problems.
  2. Papers describing novel statistical methods for the analysis of environmental data as well as properties or issues in the implementation of these methods.
  3. Reviews and comparisons of statistical methods for environmental data analysis.
  4. Special issues on topics in environmental statistics (suggestions welcomed).
  5. Reviews of books on environmental statistics (suggestions welcomed).

The typical JES paper will have a section describing the environmental data, a section explaining the statistical technique, a section describing the results, and a discussion section. All sections will be made browsable as well as downloadable. The papers and code should be accessible to a broad community of practitioners, teachers, and researchers in the field of environmental statistics.


Each article/manual/paper will be an issue. Thus the appropriate bibliography entry will be Journal of Environmental Statistics, Volume 1, 2008, Issue 1, 1-15. There is no page limit.

Review process

The article/paper/manual will be peer reviewed in a double-masked process (authors and reviewers are anonymous to each other). The editor selects an associate editor, the AE selects two reviewers (one of them can be the AE).

If a submission cannot be placed with an associate editor within three months the corresponding author will be notified the submission is unsuitable for the journal.

If a revision is not received back from the authors within a year, the paper will be considered to be withdrawn.


The Journal of Environmental Statistics has chosen to apply the Creative Commons Attribution License to all articles we publish in this journal.  Under the CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in Journal of Environmental Statistics, so long as the original authors and source are credited.  This broad license was developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types.  Applying this standard license to your work will ensure your right to make your work freely and openly available.  Code distributed with JES articles will use the Creative Commons version of the GNU GPL.


JES charges no author fee (article submission charges and article processing charge) or subscription fees.


All submissions are electronic. Submissions and correspondence with the editor should go to

Please submit both an unmasked and masked version of your paper. On the unmasked version, include full author names and contact information. On the masked version, authors' names, affiliations, and contact information should be removed as well as any clues inside the paper to the identity of one or more of the authors.

Papers must be written in LaTeX using the JES style files and submitted in pdf format. JES has no resources to help authors with conversions, so we strongly advise authors who need assistance to find a local TeX expert. The zip archive includes examples. Also, a manual with more detailed instructions is available in the download.


Papers should preferably be in English. All non-English papers should have an English summary.

Journal Interface

UCLA Statistics will maintain the interface to the journal (homepage, table of contents, links, interactive features), will provide disk space, and network access. The journal will have cross-referencing and search-on-keywords, allowing easy browsing. The journal indices are available as HTML, RSS, Bibtex, OAI-DC and RePEc. UCLA Statistics shall also maintain page counts, showing how many hits each paper gets.

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