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The International Journal of Biostatistics

Ed. by Chambaz, Antoine / Hubbard, Alan E. / van der Laan, Mark J.

2 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.840
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.000

CiteScore 2017: 0.97

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 1.150
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.022

Mathematical Citation Quotient (MCQ) 2016: 0.09

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    Aims and Scope

    The International Journal of Biostatistics (IJB) seeks to publish new biostatistical models and methods, new statistical theory, as well as original applications of statistical methods, for important practical problems arising from the biological, medical, public health, and agricultural sciences with an emphasis on semiparametric methods. Given many alternatives to publish exist within biostatistics, IJB offers a place to publish for research in biostatistics focusing on modern methods, often based on machine-learning and other data-adaptive methodologies, as well as providing a unique reading experience that compels the author to be explicit about the statistical inference problem addressed by the paper. IJB is intended that the journal cover the entire range of biostatistics, from theoretical advances to relevant and sensible translations of a practical problem into a statistical framework. Electronic publication also allows for data and software code to be appended, and opens the door for reproducible research allowing readers to easily replicate analyses described in a paper. Both original research and review articles will be warmly received, as will articles applying sound statistical methods to practical problems.

    • Biostatistical methods and models
    • Statistical theory
    • Biostatistics computing and applications of statistical methods for important practical problems in the biological, medical, public health, and agricultural sciences

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    Research and survey articles

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    Researchers and practitioners interested in biostatistics

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    • Submit your paper via our ScholarOne submission management tool following the IJB Author Instructions
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    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
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    One issue/year, updated continuously
    Content available since 2005 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
    ISSN: 1557-4679

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    Editorial Information

    Antoine Chambaz, Université Paris Descartes
    Alan Hubbard, University of California, Berkeley
    Mark van der Laan, University of California, Berkeley

    Founding Editors
    Raymond Carroll, Texas A&M University
    Nicholas Jewell, University of California, Berkeley
    James Robins, Harvard University
    Mark van der Laan, University of California, Berkeley

    Editorial Board
    Moulinath Banerjee, University of Michigan
    Arne Bathke, University of Salzburg
    David Benkeser, University of California, Berkeley
    Olivier Bouaziz, Université Paris Descartes
    Marco Carone, University of Washington
    Kwun Chuen (Gary) Chan, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Yong Chen, University of Texas
    Ashkan Ertefaie, University of Michigan
    Alessio Farcomeni, Sapienza Università di Roma
    Magalie Fromont Renoir, Université Rennes
    Debashis Ghosh, Penn State University
    Annamaria Guolo, Padua University
    Jay Kaufman, McGill University
    Adeline Leclercq Samson, Université Joseph Fourier
    Alex Luedtke, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Andreas Mayr, University of Bonn
    Ian McKeague, Columbia University
    Nandita Mitra, University of Pennsylvania
    Caleb Miles, Columbia University
    Stephan Morgenthaler, L'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    Pierre Neuvial, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - IMT
    Christian Bressen Pipper, University of Copenhagen
    Robert Platt, McGill University
    Eric Polley, Mayo Clinic
    Mélanie Prague, Inria-INSERM-Université de Bordeaux
    Michael Rosenblum, Johns Hopkins University
    Daniel Rubin, FDA
    Laura Sangalli, Politecnico di Milano
    Mark Segal, University of California, San Francisco
    Steve Shiboski, University of California, San Francisco
    Taki Shinohara, University of Pennsylvania
    David A. Stephens, McGill University
    Ori Stitelman, University of California, Berkeley
    Jianguo Sun, University of Missouri
    Yanqing Sun, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Vivian Viallon, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1
    David Vock, University of Michigan
    Julian Wolfson, University of Minnesota
    Min Zhang, University of Michigan

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    • I agree that finding articles is cumbersome, and navigating the web site is difficult. For example, as a user, once I have successfully navigated to the IJB web page, I expect to be able to search within IJB by title, author, year, keywords, and any combination of those. Yet if I use the search box on the main IJB page, I find myself searching the entire De Gruyter website. When I instead (counter-intuitively) click on the "READ CONTENT" button, my search options are quite limited. In fact, although I have published multiple articles in IJB over the past few years, entering my last name in the search box and specifying the search be carried out within the Journal/Yearbook yields no results. Substantial improvements in search need to be made if dissemination of articles is to be facilitated instead of obstructed. I also had difficulty with the submission side of things. I cannot find author guidelines for preparing the manuscript. When I click on the link labeled "For Authors" I find a lot of "corporate speak." No, I am not looking for sales, marketing, or to hire an editor. What I would like is a latex template, information about margins, fonts, whether figures should be included in the text or placed separately at the end of the document, etc. It turns out that I have to start the submission process in order to access this information. It's not that this is hard to do, it's just that the user experience is less than satisfactory. I understand that no system will ever be perfect for everyone, however, I hope these comments spur improvements to the website that will enhance scholarship and readership.

      posted by: Susan Gruber on 2012-02-06 07:26 PM (Europe/Berlin)

    • I hope I can help with the concerns regarding our search functionalities: The slot for the quick search in the upper right hand corner is a customary website feature that you can use for searching for publications throughout the whole website. For example, you can use it to navigate to a journal homepage. Once you have navigated to the journal website, what you see is an information overview on all things concerning the journal, for example its aims and scope and other general information. "Read Content" brings you to the content. Once you are in the "content world", you are being offered a "Search within issue"/"Search within journal" option on the left-hand side, above the list of issues, which enables you to search for terms within a certain issue or the whole journal. You are right, there are still a few bugs affecting the "Search within" option at the moment. We are working to fix these as quickly as possible since we share your concerns about this feature being absolutely vital for a successful dissemination of the content! As for the information for authors, you find a link "Online Submission of Manuscripts" under "Additional Information" starting the respective procedure, as you have seen yourself. We are at the moment developing ideas on how to make this even clearer. Your idea to provide the required information one step earlier is something that some users really appreciate whereas others are totally fine with using the subscription tool to find out. But we will definitely take your suggestion into account. So thanks for your feedback, and yes, we are taking all your proposals seriously and do use it in order to improve this platform continuously. We appreciate your help on this!

      posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2012-02-09 05:37 PM (Europe/Berlin)