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The Journal of Official Statistics is published by Statistics Sweden, the national statistical office of Sweden. The journal publishes theoretical and applied articles on survey methodology for statistics production within official statistics, policy decision making, and the economic and social sciences. It is an open access journal, which gives the right to users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles.
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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.
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.
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Jansson, Ingegerd, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
Isaksson, Annica, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
Emanuelsson, Susanna, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
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
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
Edwards Teresa P., University of North Carolina, USA
Laitila Thomas, Statistics Sweden, Örebro, Sweden
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
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
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
Willis Gordon B., National Institutes of Health, USA
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