Submission Guidelines for UW Biostatistics Working Paper Series

Policies and Procedures:  Who?  What?  How?

  1. Who can contribute a paper?
    1. Faculty.  Any departmental faculty member, including affiliate faculty, can contribute a paper on which s/he is an author or co-author to the department’s Working Paper/Technical Report series.  Visiting faculty can contribute papers that reflect work substantially completed during their tenure in the department. 
    2. Students.  Most typically, students in the department will co-author papers with faculty in the department.  Therefore, contributions are largely covered by (A) above.  If a student wishes to contribute a paper that has no faculty co-author from the department, the student should acquire the endorsement of some faculty member to “sponsor” the contribution.  By agreeing to sponsor a student’s submission, a faculty member has determined that the student’s paper is appropriate for the Series and satisfies departmental policies for the Series.
    3. Alumni.  Departmental Alumni may contribute papers to the Series with a faculty sponsor as described in (B) above.  Typically, contributions by an alumnus will be within a few years of graduation, the paper will be substantially related to the student’s thesis or dissertation work, and the faculty sponsor will be the student’s advisor or a member of his or her committee.  However, faculty sponsoring contributions by alumni may execute discretion in allowing exceptions to these typical circumstances.
  2. What can be contributed?
    1. Contributions to the department’s Working Paper/Technical Report Series should be complete papers comparable to a manuscript submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.  Faculty making or sponsoring contributions to the Series are responsible for assessing that contributions meet this standard.  Contributions to the Series will typically be pre-prints of papers under review or longer versions of published papers.
  3. How is a paper contributed?
    Send an email to Cathy Greenbaum ( and include the following:
    1. An electronic copy of the paper in PDF, DVI, or MS Word Format. The file should contain the complete paper, except that it should NOT include the title, authors, author information, abstract, or keywords
    2. A text file that contains the paper’s title page and abstract. (This information will be used to generate a standard cover page and abstract page for your paper.)
    3. In the body of your email to Cathy Greenbaum, choose one or more of the following categories that describes your paper:
      1. Categorical Data Analysis
      2. Clinical Epidemiology
      3. Clinical Trials
      4. Computation
      5. Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
      6. Design of Experiments and Sample Surveys
      7. Disease Modeling
      8. Epidemiology
      9. General Biostatistics
      10. Health Services Research
      11. Human Genetics
      12. Institutional and Historical
      13. Laboratory and Basic Science Research
      14. Longitudinal Data Analysis and Time Series
      15. Medical Specialties
      16. Microarrays
      17. Multivariate Analysis
      18. Statistical Models
      19. Statistical Theory and Methods
      20. Survival Analysis
      21. Vital and Health Statistics