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Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin

Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin

Published in Association with Calcutta Statistical Association

Founding Editor
Editors
Uttam Bandyopadhyay Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Tathagata Bandyopadhyay Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India


eISSN: 24566462 | ISSN: 00080683 | Current volume: 70 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually
Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin (CSAB) is the official peer-reviewed journal of Calcutta Statistical Association (CSA) which was founded in 1945. The journal has been publishing regularly since (1947(August)) and is published biannually. It is an international journal devoted to reporting significant original contributions in both theory and applications of statistics and probability. The international editorial board of the journal is comprised of scientists with interests in applied, computational, methodological and theoretical aspects of probability and statistics. It ensures that the journal provides an international forum for the discipline of Statistics and Probability.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The journal’s emphasis is on publishing papers containing original research in the field of statistics and probability theory that has direct or potential real-life applications. The journal seeks papers making important contributions that are of interest to a broad group of readers than to a highly specialized group. Original contributions in the interface of statistics and other fields are also published.

Coordinating Editor
Gaurangadeb Chattopadhyay Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Associate Editors
Partha Lahiri Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
Arindam Sengupta Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Tirthankar Dasgupta Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, Rutgers University, USA
Bhaswati Ganguli Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Members
B L S Prakasa Rao CR RAO Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science, Hyderabad, India
Bimal K Sinha Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, USA
Nitis Mukhopadhyay Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, USA
Kalyan Das Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta, India
Rahul Mukerjee Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Kashinath Chatterjee Department of Statistics, Visva-Bharati, West Bengal, India
Aditya Chatterjee Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Manisha Pal Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Sreenivasan Ravi Department of Statistics, University of Mysore, India
Tapas Samanta Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Mausumi Bose Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Herwig Friedl Technical University Graz, Austria
Wei-Liem Loh Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Anup Dewanji Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Rahul Bhattacharya Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Bani K Mallick Statistics Department, Texas A&M University, USA
Moulinath Banerjee Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, USA
Subhashis Ghoshal Statistics Department, North Carolina State University, USA
Wenge Guo Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Thorsten Dickhaus University of Bremen, Institute for Statistics, Germany
Debashis Ghosh Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, USA
Tapabrata Maiti Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, USA
Ayanendranath Basu Interdisciplinary Statistical Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Antar Bandyopadhyay Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin (CSAB) 

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site [https://peerreview.sagepub.com/csa] to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information              

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    The journal’s emphasis is on publishing papers containing original research in the field of statistics and probability theory that has direct or potential real-life applications. The journal seeks papers making important contributions that are of interest to a broad group of readers than to a highly specialized group. Original contributions in the interface of statistics and other fields are also published.

    There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

    • An abstract of 150–200 words that must be self-contained, understandable and should be free from jargons, formulae, etc. In case of a research abstract, it should describe the purpose of the research, theoretical basis of the hypothesis, analyses and the implications of the findings.
       
    • Four to six keywords should be provided beneath the abstract, specific to the article.

    British spelling with ‘-ize’ end should be used unless the root of the word itself has “s” in it, for example, “advertise.”
     

    • Serial commas to be used. For example, “Companies such as HCL, Wipro, and Infosys….” Use comma before and after “i.e.” and “e.g.” In the main text, “that is” and “for example” have to be used, preceded and followed by commas.
       
    • Use double quotes throughout. Single quotes should be used within double quotes.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                          

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. View the SAGE Vancouver guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin is hosted on SAGE Track SAGE, a web based online submission and peer review system. Visit [https://peerreview.sagepub.com/CSA] to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication           

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be addressed the Journal Administrator at https://peerreview.sagepub.com/csa

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