Bernoulli Journal Notes for Authors




Notes for authors

  1. Submission.

    Bernoulli uses an electronic submission system, EJMS, which also handles the IMS journals. 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 completed, you will have the ability to submit your manuscript. Complete the form and 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 Unpublished or not easily available papers cited in the manuscript should be uploaded as supplementary files during the submission process.

    In case of submission problems please contact Kristina Mattson for assistance (see below).

  2. The Paper.

    Manuscripts should be written in LaTex using the imsart package (along with any other desired package) in conjunction with the Bernoulli template|. Please do not alter the margins or the font size in these files. Instructions about using both these files, as well as additional tools, can be found at the IMS LaTex support page.

    The length of a typical paper printed in Bernoulli should not exceed 28 pages in this format. If more space is needed, additional material (such as further technical derivations or more detailed simulation or data results) should be placed as supplementary material, see the supplement instructions given below. When first submitting a manuscript, you can provide supplementary material in an appendix as part of the main article pdf, but this should be indicated in the "comments to the editor" text field. Also if you have strong reasons to pass over 28 pages for the main article, excluding supplementary material, this must be clearly expounded to the editor. Failing to do so will result in an immediate rejection of the paper for formal reasons.

    On acceptance, you will be asked to provide Mattson Publishing Services with a LaTeX file of the final version of the paper.

  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.

  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 increase the height of the line.

  6. Illustrations.

    Illustrations are to be numbered consecutively and provided with a caption 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 or caption. 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. 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.

    Before publication, the corresponding author will receive an 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. Various forms for authors.

    Copyright, page charges and reprints

  14. Enquiries.

    Questions regarding the manuscript submission process should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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