Instructions for Authors


It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in your paper being delayed and the effectiveness of the search capabilities offered by electronic delivery will depend upon the care used by authors in preparing their manuscripts. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission, and to check the manuscript for compliance with these notes before submitting it for publication.

The Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation no longer accepts manuscripts by e-mail.  You must go to: and set up an author account.  You will fill out information and be able to upload and submit the manuscript there. You can log into your account at any time and check the status of your submission.

if you like you can set up author accounts for your co-authors which will allow them access to the files related to this submission.

You should supply about five "Areas of Interest", in order of relevance to for your manuscript.  This will help us find an appropriate reviewer. 

Electronic submissions should be produced using a standard program, such as MSWORD, POSTSCRIPT or PDF. If you have files created in LaTeX, please convert these to POSTSCRIPT or PDF before uploading. Each submission should be accompanied by a covering letter containing the author's name, postal address, email address, title of the paper and names of all co-authors.


Well-written and up-to-date tutorials in subjects of interests to readers of The Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation are welcome. Tutorials are not required to contain original research.   Before submitting an unsolicited tutorial an author should check with the editor.


Book Reviews

Books for review should be sent directly to the Book Reviews Editor:

Ram Shanmugam, Department of Health Services and Research, Southwest Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666-46115;

General Guidelines

The Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to  The Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, that they have not been published already, and that they are not under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Authors who fail to adhere to this condition will be charged with all costs which The Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation incurs and their papers will not be published.

Contributions to Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees.

The Journal has no free colour pages within its annual page allowance. Authors who propose publishing figures in colour should consult Taylor & Francis to agree a financial contribution to additional colour reproduction costs. Figures which appear in black-and-white in the print edition of the Journal will appear in colour in the online edition, assuming colour originals are supplied.

Writing your paper

  • For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms should not be used.
  • Each paper should have a maximum of ten keywords. In addition to keywords, authors are encouraged to provide two to six 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification codes.
  • Papers are accepted only in English.
  • Abstracts are required for all papers submitted and should precede the text of a paper - see Notes on Style.
  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; appendixes (as appropriate); references.
  • Section headings should be concise and numbered sequentially, using a decimal system for subsections.
  • Authors must adhere to SI units. Units are not to be italicized.
  • When using a word that is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark, authors must use the symbol ® or TM, or alternatively a footnote can be inserted using the wording below.

This article includes a word that is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark. Its inclusion does not imply it has acquired for legal purposes a non-proprietary or general significance, nor is any other judgement implied concerning its legal status.


It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in Taylor & Francis Ltd. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the material elsewhere after publication providing that prior permission is obtained from Taylor & Francis Ltd. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

Exceptions are made for authors of Crown or US Government employees whose policies require that copyright cannot be transferred to other parties. We ask that a signed statement to this effect is submitted when returning proofs for accepted papers.

For details on copyright permission click here. Copies of the permission letters should be sent with the manuscript to the Editors.

For details on Taylor & Francis' position on copyright and author rights, including FAQs, click here.

Notes on Style

For a full description of the Journal's style (including referencing), click here.

To download a LaTeX style guide and Class file for this Journal, click here. If you have files created in LaTeX, please convert these to POSTSCRIPT or PDF before uploading

To download a Word template for this journal, click here.

Offprints and Reprints

Free article access: Corresponding authors will receive free online access to their article through our website ( Reprints of articles published in this journal can be purchased through Rightslink® when proofs are received. If you have any queries, please contact our reprints department at

Electronic Processing

We welcome figures sent electronically, but care and attention to these guidelines are essential as importing graphics packages can often be problematic.


§       Avoid the use of colour and tints for purely aesthetic reasons.

§       Figures should be produced as near to the finished size as possible.

§       All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. figure 1, figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. figure 1(a), figure 1(b)).

§       The filename for the graphic should be descriptive of the graphic, e.g. Figure1, Figure2a.

§       Files should be saved as one of the following formats: TIFF (tagged image file format), PostScript or EPS (encapsulated PostScript), and should contain all the necessary font information and the source file of the application (e.g. CorelDraw/Mac, CorelDraw/PC).


Please note that it is in the author’s interest to provide the highest quality figure format possible. Please do not hesitate to contact our Production Department if you have any queries.

Supplementary Material

For information on submitting animations, movie files and sound files or any additional information including indexes and calendars click here.

Page Charges

There are no page charges to individuals or institutions.