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.
The article/paper/manual will be peer reviewed in the usual way. 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If a revision is not received back from the authors within a year, the paper will be considered to be withdrawn.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 will be free, in the sense that there is no charge for submission and no charge for subscription. Actually, there is no subscription. Everybody is free to download code and papers and to print or otherwise distribute them.
All submissions are electronic. Submissions and correspondence with the editor should go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepted final versions of the papers must be submitted in LaTeX using the JES style files. Initial submissions can be written in any word processing or typesetting system, but it is the responsibility of the authors to provide a final version in the appropriate 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.
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.