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Journal of Official Statistics

The Journal of Statistics Sweden

4 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.411
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.776

CiteScore 2016: 0.63

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.710
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.975


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    Call for papers

    Journal of Official Statistics

    Special Issue on Measuring LGBT populations

    Special Issue Guest Editors

    Stephanie Steinmetz, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Mirjam Fischer, Doctoral researcher in Sociology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Nancy Bates, Senior Researcher for Survey Methodology, US Census Bureau, USA

    In recent years, much progress has been made in the US, Europe and beyond with regard to legislation that is supportive and protective of LGBTs (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans persons). While these achievements are laudable, it is important to keep evaluating to what extent structural obstacles to equality remain. Compared to research on other minority groups, sexual minorities have been studied quantitatively much less in the social sciences. Yet, scholars have continuously made efforts to overcome the methodological challenges associated with studying this population quantitatively. This is an important development which should be encouraged and continued.

    The aim of the special issue is to showcase research around the challenges, successes, and best practices when collecting data on sexual minorities. We also welcome articles estimating the size of the LGBT population (using a variety of methodologies) and policy papers.

    Deadline for submission is March 31, 2018.

    Please find more information on call for papers here.

    We invite all contributors to participate in Kudos database, a web-based service created exclusively for authors and researchers. Kudos not only helps to find the latest relevant publications and to connect with colleagues in related fields, but what is more it increases the visibility of authors' papers and enables to track their impact against a wide range of metrics.

    More information can be found here.

    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%

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    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check 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 Similarity Check 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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    Editorial Information

    Joakim Stymne
    Statistics Sweden

    Jansson, Ingegerd, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
    Kraft, Karin, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
    Larsson, Karl, Statistics Sweden, Sweden

    Production Manager
    Emanuelsson, Susanna, Statistics Sweden, Sweden

    Associate Editors
    Andridge Rebecca, The Ohio State University, USA
    Bakker Bart, VU University Amsterdam and Statistics Netherlands, Netherlands
    Bates Nancy A., U.S. Census Bureau, USA
    Beatty Paul C., National Center for Health Statistics, USA
    Biemer Paul P., RTI International, USA
    Bijak, Jakub,  University of Southampton
    Cantwell Patrick J., U.S. Census Bureau, USA
    Carlson Michael, Stockholm University, Sweden
    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. Census Bureau, USA
    Elvers Eva, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
    Greenberg Betsy S., University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Holmberg Anders, Statistics Norway, Norway
    Karlsson Sune, Örebro University, Sweden
    Kasprzyk Daniel, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA
    Kott Phillip S., RTI International, 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
    Sakshaug, Joe University of Michigan, USA
    Smith Paul, University of Southampton, UK
    Thompson Jenny, U.S. Census Bureau, USA
    Tzavidis Nikos, University of Southampton, UK
    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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