Authors wishing to submit an article must keep in mind that the editorial line is essentially divulgative and that potential readers may not be specialists. It is therefore necessary to appropriately adapt the article lay-down, the writing style and the graphic layout.
Writing an article for the Science Statistics and Society you have to consider that the potential reader is integrated in the world of work and professions and is intrigued by statistics or uses it in his work.
The content must result interesting for those interested in statistics in the wider sense and may concern, for example:
- specific aspects of the statistician's professional life, including professional ethics and legislative standards;
- issues about the training of statisticians;
- applications of particular techniques and methods in real life contexts and in the most different fields;
- divulgation of recently proposed statistical techniques (which may not yet be part of the standard formative background of a statistician) and their usefulness in practical applications;
- information about methodological developments of huge interest for the statistician community;
- information and experience about the use of statistical softwares;
- problems concerning the spread of statistical data and the correctness of statistical information;
- information about national and international statistical programs;
- aspects of politics and public life which directly interest statistics;
Little space will be reserved for exclusively theoretical or methodological questions, but divulgation activities related to their applications and newly interested contexts in statisticians’ community are welcome.
Guidelines for writing an article
The style, although with due rigor, have to be clear by limiting the use of acronyms and little-known technical terms: if necessary, these have to be explained, possibly in a footnote. All the initials and acronyms have to be spelled out the first time they are used in the text.
The articles illustrating techniques and methodologies have to use predominantly explanatory style.
The use of formulas in the articles have to be limited: simplicity must be privileged for the indispensable ones, and all the symbols used must be fully explained, using the most common notation.
The use of tables and graphs is encouraged, fully described through legends and titles that have to adopt the typographical standards of the magazine: in the preparation of tables and figures the Authors have to consider the actual dimensions in which they will be displayed (on video and on paper ), checking that all elements, textual and graphic, are legible and identifiable even with black and white printing.
The articles should preferably have a maximum length of 5000 characters.
The title of the article have to shortly describe its content and a short summary (maximum five lines) setting out the main topics is also required in order to be reported in the magazine's home page.
Bibliographic citations and corresponding references should be limited to what is strictly necessary. References to theoretical articles are encouraged if they allow to avoid formal in-depth analysis that are not necessary for understanding of the article.
The articles will be revised by the editorial staff.
Accepted articles will be published only if in line with the magazine's typographic standards.
Microsoft Word document requirements
The article is requested to have the following structure:
- name and surrname of the author
- photo of the author
- stamdard for the body of the text.
- "Biblio" section containing the bibliographical references
- “Figures” section containing the titles of figures (to be added as caption)
- “Tables" section containing for the titles of tables
- cover photo related to the article.
In the case of multiple authors with different afferents, name, surname and belonging have to be exposed for each author.
In the body of the text insert empty lines and the titles of photos, figures and tables where you want them to be situated.
Every photo, figure and table must be attached as an autonomous .png files with acceptable quality and resolution.