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The International Journal of Biostatistics

Edited by: Antoine Chambaz, Alan E. Hubbard, and Mark J. van der Laan
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  • Up-to-date research on biostatistics
  • Original methodology
  • Edited by the most prominent scholars in the field
  • Rapid online publication of contributions ahead of print

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

Information on submission process

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One issue/year, updated continuously
Content available since 2005 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
ISSN: 1557-4679

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Your benefits of publishing with us Submission process
  • Submit your paper via our ScholarOne submission management tool following the IJB Author Instructions
  • After logging in you will be guided through every step of the submission process
  • Peer review process
  • A decision on your paper made as soon as possible
  • Accepted articles are published online ahead of print first

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  • For free online access to all articles, please register on our website. To access the articles, simply click on "Get access to full text" on any article you wish to view
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  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our copyright agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • 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
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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
Laura Balzer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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
Ashkan Ertefaie, University of Michigan
Alessio Farcomeni, University of Rome 'Tor Vergata'
Ernest Fokoue, Rochester Institute of Technology
Magalie Fromont Renoir, Université Rennes
Debashis Ghosh, Penn State University
Agathe Guilloux, Université d'Évry Val d'Essonne
Annamaria Guolo, Padua University
Hélène Jaqmin-Gadda, Université de Bordeaux
Cheng Ju, Facebook Research
Jay Kaufman, McGill University
Edward Kennedy, Carnegie Mellon University
Adeline Leclercq Samson, Université Grenoble Alpes
Alex Luedtke, University of Washington
Miguel-Angel Luque, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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
Elizabeth Ogburn, Johns Hopkins University
Christian Bressen Pipper, LEO Pharma
Robert Platt, McGill University
Eric Polley, Mayo Clinic
Mélanie Prague, Inria-INSERM-Université de Bordeaux
Michael Rosenblum, Johns Hopkins University
Laura Sangalli, Politecnico di Milano
Mireille Schnitzer, Université de Montréal
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
Linda Valeri, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Vivian Viallon, WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer
Jingshen Wang, University of California, Berkeley
Julian Wolfson, University of Minnesota
Min Zhang, University of Michigan



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