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Journal of Official Statistics

The Journal of Statistics Sweden

4 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2013 increased about 181 % compared to last year: 0.965
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.993
Rank 55 out of 119 in category Statistics & Probability in the 2013 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Science Edition


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ICES V - Invited Sessions Call for Proposals
The program committee invites you to submit a proposal for an invited paper session by March 31st, 2015. For more information,  please visit:  http://www.portal-stat.admin.ch/ices5/invited-sessions/

30 Years with Journal of Official Statistics
We invite you to join survey research and official statistics colleagues for three days of conversation, networking and intensive learning at the JOS 30th Anniversary Conference June 10-12, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Call for Posters
Present your work on current and pressing issues of research in survey methodology for official statistics at the conference poster sessions! The deadline for abstract submission is extended to January 31, 2015. Final Decision  will be communicated: February 28, 2015 

Read more at the conference website: www.scb.se/jos-anniversary-2015

Organizing Committee
Dr. Asaph Young Chun, U.S. Census Bureau
Dr. Suad Elezovic, Statistics Sweden
Ms. Susanna Emanuelsson, Statistics Sweden
Ms. Annika Fröberg, Statistics Sweden
Dr. Annica Isaksson, Statistics Sweden
Dr. Ingegerd Jansson, Statistics Sweden
Prof. Lars Lyberg, Stockholm University

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read 

JOS is an international quarterly published by Statistics Sweden.  We publish research articles in the area of survey and statistical methodology and policy matters facing national statistical offices and other producers of statistics. The intended readers are researchers or practicians at statistical agencies or in universities and private organizations dealing with problems which concern aspects of production of official statistics.

Why submit 

We encourage articles on the following topics:
Methodologies and policies for the collection, processing, analysis, presentation, and dissemination of statistics based on surveys, censuses or registers. Examples of such topics are: sampling design; questionnaire design and evaluation; measurement process; estimation; analytical uses of data; index methodology; time series analysis; quality control within official statistics production; confidentiality; total survey error; systems and architectures for statistics production; ethics; dissemination; presentation of quality; training of statisticians; the role of statistics in today's society; the relations between producers, users, and respondents; intra-organization collaboration; international statistical cooperation; and evaluation and identification of statistical needs. Articles may present theoretical contributions, interesting applications of existing methods, comparisons of different methods, or authoritative reviews.

Letters to the Editor provides a forum for the airing of opinions on issues pertinent to the statistical community or offers commentaries on articles that have appeared in the journal.

There is a Book Review section and an Index that appears at the end of every volume.

Rejection Rate

  • 67%

CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening System
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of CrossCheck System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. CrossCheck is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the CrossCheck System can be found at:

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Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts to JOS is to be submitted online via our Manuscript Management Portal. http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/joffstats.

If you submit for the first time, create an account from "New User?" menu to the right.  Go to your Author Centre and follow the steps for submission.

Please check the Author Instructions before submission.

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Stefan Lundgren
Statistics Sweden

Jansson, Ingegerd, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
Isaksson, Annica, Statistics Sweden, Sweden

Production Manager
Emanuelsson, Susanna, Statistics Sweden, Sweden

Associate Editors
Andridge Rebecca, The Ohio State University, USA
Bates Nancy A., U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Beatty Paul C., National Center for Health Statistics, USA
Biemer Paul P., RTI International, USA
Campanelli Pamela C., Survey Coach, USA
Cantwell Patrick J., U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Carlson Michael, Stockholm University, Sweden
Chambers Ray, University of Wollongong, Australia
Chun, Asaph Young, U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Cohen Michael P., Consultant, USA
Dagum Estela B., Consultant, USA
Dalén Jörgen, Consultant, Sweden
Domingo-Ferrer Josep, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Drechsler Jörg, Institute for Employment Research, Germany
Eckman, Stephanie, IAB, Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany
Edwards Teresa P., University of North Carolina, USA
Eltinge John L., U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA
Elvers Eva, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
Esposito James L., U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA
Fuchs, Marek, Techniche Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Greenberg Betsy S., University of Texas at Austin, USA
Karlsson Sune, Örebro University, Sweden
Kasprzyk Daniel, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA
Kott Phillip S., RTI International, USA
Kreuter Frauke, University of Maryland, USA
Laitila Thomas, Statistics Sweden, Örebro, Sweden
De Leeuw Edith D., Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Marker David A., Westat, Inc., USA
Mulry Mary H., U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Nyquist Hans, Stockholm University, Sweden
Olson Kristen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Rässler Susanne, University of Bamberg, Germany
Ribe Martin, Consultant, Sweden 
Smith Paul, University of Southampton, UK
Thompson Jenny, U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Willis Gordon
Zanutto Elaine L., National Analysts Worldwide, USA
Zhang Li-Chun, University of Southampton and Statistics Norway, Norway

Book Review Editor
McCarthy, Jaki S., USDA/NASS, U.S.A


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