Guide for Authors

  • Manuscripts should be in English and must be submitted via the website of the journal ( To submit the manuscript via the system, a pdf file of the manuscript built by the LaTex style file is needed.
  • The title of the article should be followed by the author's name and his/her affiliation. Regular address(es) and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) will be followed as the style file.
  • A formula and citation-free abstract with the heading “Abstract” following the author(s) name(s) should be included, but should not exceed 200 words. Keywords and Mathematics Subject Classification code 2010 (MSC 2010) should be given at the end of the abstract.
  • Other footnotes should be avoided. Essential notes should be numbered in the text and grouped together at the end of the article.
  • Tables/figures should have short explanatory headings/footers and should be numbered consecutively.
  • Only referenced equations should be numbered consecutively with numbers in parentheses appearing on the right-hand margin.
  • References should be set out in alphabetical order of the author's name and in chronological order for the same author in a list at the end of the article.

All corresponding authors of accepted papers should fill and sign Copyright and Conflict of Interest forms, before publishing their papers.



Dear Author, Before you submit your paper, to save your and our time, please read carefully the information below before you start the submission. Below we illustrate the criteria for processing your manuscript. Check carefully if your article has good chances to be processed for peer reviewing and possible acceptance. We also strongly encourage you to read Guide for Authors in the main menu.

To see a graphical flow-chart for the peer-reviewing process, click here.


Principal reasons for rejection are:

- The manuscript does not comply with the editorial requirements (graphical abstract, institutional email, etc.)

- Out of scope. Articles not fitting with the aims and scope of the journal will be rejected by the Editors prior to review. JSMTA publishes articles focusing on the development and study of statistical modelling, frequentist, Bayesian and fuzzy statistical inference, including goodness-of-fit tests, computational/simulation methods, and data analysis related to statistical distributions.

- Lack of Application. Observational, descriptive and preliminary studies not providing an applied and/or case study will be rejected. As an example, articles with titles like “Effect of ...” will not be considered (the title should reflect the findings and mechanisms). Also, articles describing the chemical-physical properties of the curative and preventive treatment without the demonstration of biomedical/therapeutic effects will not be considered.

- Lack of originality. Studies that are essentially confirmatory of similar studies previously published and not adding to our knowledge will not be considered for publication.

- Ethical issues (when dealing with animals and human specimens).

- Data do not support the conclusion.


- Other causes for rejection are: 1. Plagiarism (including self-plagiarism); 2. Data manipulation (manipulation of images); 3. Data duplication or “salami splicing” (splitting the data in two or more articles).


Principal reasons for Major Revision

- The experimental design needs adjustments and/or requires appropriate controls.

- New experimental data should be provided to support the conclusion.

- Results in Figures must be re-done and confirmed.


Principal reasons for Minor revision

- Need explanation, clarification, more information

- Low quality of figures

- Improve discussion of results by including other (recent) references

- Authors have not considered similar articles previously published in JSMTA

- Improve readability of the manuscript; proofreading/copyediting for improving English grammar.

- Acknowledgements to the funding agency (strongly encouraged)