Instructions For Author
Pakistan Journal of Statistics!

POLICY: Pakistan Journal of Statistics (PJS) is a multi-disciplinary journal covering, statistics, technology, engineering and mathematics and publishes manuscripts containing contributions to theory of statistics and probability and its application to physical, biological, agricultural, social, demographic and economic sciences. Expository and survey articles on any aspect of recent important areas of statistics and probability are also welcome. All papers are refereed by at least two experts in the area.

SIZE AND STYLE: The papers should be typed in 5” x 7.5” measurements (i.e. width = 5”, height 7.5”). Matter of all types should be typed in Times New Roman (10-points medium). However, all headings should be bold, with main headings in UPPER CASE and centered, while sub-heads be in Upper Lower case and left justified.

SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES: The articles should be typed in accordance with the instructions. These should preferably be typed in Microsoft Word. Running titles should be inserted to print on the top of the page in the following manner:

First Page: No running title, only page number in the bottom centre, 0.25” away from the bottom line of the page.

Odd Page: Page no. left justified, Author (s) name right justified.

Even Page: Article’s caption, left justified Page no. right justified.

Running title should print 0.25” away from the top line of the page.

SUBMISSION: Papers may either be submitted to Editor or any member of the International Board of Editors. Three copies are received. Paper should be typed double spaced. Title should be as concise as possible. The abbreviated title should also be given as a running title and be given at the bottom of the first page entitled “Running Title”.

ABSTRACT: Each paper is required to contain an abstract, which should be descriptive and should not exceed 200 words. It should indicate all the main results in the paper.

PAPER: Each section and formula should be numbered in Arabic numbers including acknowledgement and references. Footnotes and explanations in parentheses should be avoided as far as possible. In case footnotes are essential, these should be identified by superscript number in the text and typed at the bottom of the page separating it from the main text by a line.

KEY WORDS: Key Words used in the paper are required and should be given following the abstract. Any word in the title of the paper should not be repeated as a key word.

CLASSIFICATION: The subject classification number representing the primary and secondary subjects of the paper as given in the American Mathematical Society 1970 are required and should be given as a footnote on page 1 of the paper.

FIGURE AND TABLES: Each figure, diagram and table should be prepared on separate pages with proper titles and numbers on top of figures and tables.

FORMULAE: Standard notations should be used. Symbols like ‘one’ and ‘ell’, ‘kappa’ and ‘kay’, ‘o’ and ‘zero’ etc. should be properly distinguished. In case of confusion, the letter should be described in the margins. Superscripts, subscripts and sub-scripts should be in different sizes.

REFERENCES: References should be listed at the end of the paper serially. No reference should be listed unless cited in the text of the paper. The references should be typed double spaced and should follow the style:

  • Bahadur, R.R. (1967). Rates of convergence of estimates and test statistics, Ann. Math. Statist., 38, 303-324.
  • Brewer, K.R.W. and Hanif, Muhammad (1983). Sampling with Unequal Probabilities. Springer Verlag. New York.

In each reference, all the lines except the first one should be indented, as shown above. In the text, a reference should be referenced as Bahadur(1967)  and not as  Bahadur(1).

PAGE CHARGES: A charge of US$ 50/- per page from author’s institution is required. Page charge is levied on funded research. Otherwise, US$ 150/- will be applied on non-funded research.