Dependence structure modelling (with emphasis on Multivariate Count Data using copulas)


“The mathematical development of the novel methodology should be presented in detail. New theorems and proofs (as well as relevant existing theorems) should be provided as necessary for analytical evaluation of the properties of the new methods. Simulation studies may be necessary to empirically evaluate the properties of these methods; the simulation designs should be described in sufficient detail to allow replication of the results by others. Comparisons should be made to existing methods, if any, for addressing the same research problem. Results of the evaluations should be clearly and thoroughly presented in figures and tables that are self-contained. Example data from actual scientific studies should be used whenever possible (and applicable) to illustrate the utility of the new methodology.”