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Hungarian Statistical Review - Notes on the preparation and submission of papers

All materials to be considered for publication in the Hungarian Statistical Review must be original contributions written in English and should be sent by e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief, Tamás Dusek (Tamas.Dusek@ksh.hu). The editorial office of the journal is committed to minimizing the time from submission of manuscripts to publication of papers so that the authors’ novel findings can update the knowledge within the field of statistics. Therefore, authors are recommended to browse over a recent number of the Hungarian Statistical Review to familiarise themselves with the norms and typical format of papers. For detailed instructions, please see the following listing:


Structure of scientific papers: authors’ personal data (full name, position, organisation, e-mail address); title of the paper; abstract; keywords; text (consisting of an introductory part, methods/procedure, results, discussion/conclusions) with figures and tables; references; appendix or annex (if any).


Title. The title should be specific and indicate the issue the paper addresses.

Abstract and keywords. A short abstract of no more than 200 words must be included at the beginning of the manuscript, together with three key words to describe the content of the study. The abstract is a concise statement of the topic/specific questions investigated, the principal objectives, general procedure, basic findings and main conclusions of the paper.

Text. All contributions should be submitted in A4 size MS Word document (doc) format with text in Times New Roman font (font size 12 points, not bold) written with 1.5 line spacing. Length of the document is ca. 40,000 characters.

Headings. The text should be arranged under sequentially numbered headings.

Footnotes. Footnotes must be kept to a minimum and should be numbered consecutively throughout the article and not page by page.

Figures and tables. Illustrations must be embedded within the text and clearly numbered. The publisher will normally redraw figures, therefore data should be enclosed in Excel, maps in an editable (eg. Adobe Illustrator [.ai]) format. All figures and tables should be given Arabic numbers. Examples for their formats are:


Figure 2. Volume of industrial production, 2000–2016

(centred, fonts in italics)


Table 3

(right-aligned, normal fonts)


Results of ANOVA

(centred, fonts in italics)


Mathematical equations. Using an equation editing software (e.g. MathType), mathematical equations should be typed on separate lines, numbered consecutively (e.g. /1/, /2/). Matrices should be indicated by italics and vectors by bold.

The order of brackets in nested expressions is ([{}]).

Quotations. Any diversion in wording, spelling or punctuation from the original should be explicitly indicated or explained. For ellipsis within a sentence, use three periods. For larger omissions, use three periods in brackets.

References should not be numbered but should be standardized as follows:


  • In the text, the authors’ surnames in italics only should be given, followed by the year of publication in brackets (for more than three authors, only the first surname should be given, followed by et al.). If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, “a”, “b”, “c”, etc. should be used after the year of publication (e.g. Anderson et al. [2017a]);
  • At the end of the paper, the references in original language should be listed in alphabetical order of surnames. For reference linking, digital object identifiers (DOIs) (if any) should always be displayed as a full URL link in the form https://doi.org/10.xxxx/xxx.

Examples for a study published in a journal, a book and conference proceedings or a paper presented at a conference are:


Groves, R. M. [2011]: Three eras of survey research Public Opinion Quarterly. Vol. 75. No. 5. pp. 861–871. https://doi.org/10.1093/poq/nfr057


Eurostat [2017]: Sustainable Development in the European Union. Publication Office of the European Union. Luxembourg. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/ 3217494/8461633/KS-04-17-780-EN-N.pdf/f7694981-6190-46fb-99d6-d092ce04083f


Gonzalez, R. – Griffin, D. [2000]: On the statistics of interdependence: treating dyadic data with respect. In: Ickes, W. – Duck, S. (eds.): The Social Psychology of Personal Relationship. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Chichester. pp. 181–213.


Lohmann, S. – Ziegler, J. – Tetzlaff, L. [2009]: Comparison of Tag Cloud Layouts: Task-related Performance and Visual Exploration. Proceedings of the 12th IFIP TC (International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committees) International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Part I. Springer-Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg. pp. 392–404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03655-2_43


Daas, P. J. H. – Puts, M. J. – Buelens, B. – Van den Hurk, P. A. M. [2013]: Big Data and Official Statistics. Paper presented at the Conference on New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics. 5–7 March. Brussels.


For further information or advice, please contact the copyeditor (telephone +36-1-345-6290; e-mail: statszemle@ksh.hu).