Bernoulli Journal Notes for Authors




Notes for authors

1. Submission. As of January 1, 2007, Bernoulli has moved to an electronic submission system, EJMS, which also handles the IMS journals. Hard copy submissions are acceptable only in the rare cases that computer facilities are not available to an author.  If this is necessary please contact Kristina Mattson for assistance (see below).  Authors should access the EJMS at If you are a first time user you must complete the registration. You are only required to register once but must do so for each journal in EJMS.   If you are already registered in EJMS for another journal, click Registration and follow the instructions.

After the registration is complete you will have the ability to submit your manuscript. After completing the form you will then upload your PDF file.

Unpublished or not easily available papers cited in the manuscript should be uploaded as supplementary files during the submission process.

2. The Paper. The length of a typical paper printed in Bernoulli should not exceed 30 pages using the standard style files from Bernoulli. If more space is needed, additional material (such as further technical derivations or more detailed simulation results) should be placed as supplementary material (see the supplement instruction given below).

On acceptance, you will be asked to provide Mattson Publishing Services with a LaTeX file of the final version of the paper, if one is available. LaTex files are preferred (please see the LaTeX support page MS Word and WordPerfect are also acceptable. Encapsulated Postscript files (.eps) are preferred for artwork but we will also accept .tif, .gif and .pdf files.

3. Title page. The title must include: the full title; full names and the affiliation and full addresses of all authors; a running title (maximum 50 characters) ; an asterisk indicating the author responsible for correspondence and correction of proofs. Footnotes are not allowed. Any acknowledgement should be placed at the end of the paper before the references.

4. Summary and keywords. The summary should consist of one paragraph not exceeding 200 words, with mathematical expressions reduced to a minimum. Citations to other work should also be avoided.  Keywords or phrases should be submitted for indexing purposes. These should be arranged in alphabetical order.

5. Equations. Displayed equations should be numbered at the right hand margin. Short formulae should be left in the text where possible, but should not usually be more than one line high.

6. Illustrations. Illustrations are to be numbered consecutively and provided with a legend at the bottom in the journal style. They should be included as an integral part of the file.

7. Tables. Tables should be numbered consecutively and provided with a brief title. Journal style should be followed.

8. References. References in the body of the paper should use the \citep{} command rather than author/year. Using the natbib package then produces a numbered bibliography:
[1] Chen, X. (1999).  How often does a Harris recurrent Markov chain recur?  Ann. Probab. 27, 1324--1346.

Abbreviations for journals should follow the standard of Mathematical Reviews and can be found at or in the current index issue of Mathematical Reviews.

Complete references can be obtained using the MR Lookup feature.

Only references mentioned in the text should be included in the list of references. Titles of papers and books are to be given in full. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to Mathematical Reviews. References to books, monographs and reports should include the year of publication, title, edition, editor(s), place of publication and publisher in that order. Please refer to a recent issue of Bernoulli for details.

9. Supplement Instructions for Accepted Papers

10. Proofs. The corresponding author will receive e-mail regarding galley proofs. This email will also include instructions for returning corrections as well as links to forms required for publication.

11. Offprints. Every corresponding author will receive a pdf file via email of the final article. Paper offprints may be purchased by using Offprint Purchase Order Forms.

12. Copyright. Submission of a paper to Bernoulli will be taken to imply that it presents original unpublished work, not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright for their article is transferred to the Publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including electronic distribution, reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations.

Permission to publish illustrations must be obtained by the author before submission and any acknowledgements should be included in the captions.

13.  Enquiries. Questions regarding manuscript submission should be directed to Kristina Mattson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

14.  Various forms for authors. Copyright, page charges and reprints:

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