Manuscripts are considered for publication in JDSM provided they have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere and are not being concurrently considered in another journal. Authors will usually be notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision within 6 months.
Articles are judged on their contribution to the advancement of the science and/or practice of Data Science and Statistical Modelling.
JDSM editors expect all manuscripts to meet high standards for scholarly work. Manuscripts are judged not only on depth and scope of ideas presented, but also on their clarity, organization, readability, and balanced argumentation.
The author’s name(s) and credentials are removed prior to the review process to maximize objectivity and ensure that the manuscripts are judged solely on the basis of content and contribution to the field.
All submissions to JDSM are first evaluated by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief or one of the journal’s Associate Editors for their appropriateness to the scope and objectives of JDSM.
If deemed appropriate, the paper is sent out for review using a double-blind process. Manuscripts are reviewed simultaneously by reviewers who are experts in their respective fields.
The first review of every manuscript is performed by at least two anonymous referees. Upon the receipt of the referee’s reports, the paper is accepted, rejected, or sent back to the author(s) for revision.
Revised papers are assigned to an Associate Editor who makes an evaluation of the acceptability of the revision. Based upon the Associate Editor’s evaluation, the paper is accepted, rejected, or returned to the author(s) for another revision.
The second revision is then evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, possibly in consultation with the Associate Editor who handled the original paper and the first revision, for a usually final resolution.