Topic: Real-Time data in Social Science Research Submission deadline: 31.10.2020 Please see the detailed call for papers here
High quality peer review
International recognition of the journal
Innovative approach to Statistics, Politics and Policy
Practical use of scientific knowledge in policy implementation
Objective Statistics, Politics, and Policy studies the ways that statistical analysis drives public policy decisions, and publishes significant research on the application of statistical ideas to problems that relate to policy implementation.
The increasing amount and complexity of available data is constantly creating new challenges for statistical thinking in policy problems. While many academic statisticians tend to share among themselves their latest methods and models, less attention has been paid to the usefulness of those statistical methods and models to inform public policy decisions, and what statistical approaches might be most effective in designing how policies are implemented. In the policy sphere, statistical methods are sometimes taken as a given, with less attention to all the variations, assumptions, and effects of different methods in differing contexts. But it is in the policy sphere that statistical debates can have the great value and impact, and the intersection of statistics and public policy is a fertile ground for statistical research and analysis to address important policy issues that may have widespread ramifications.
As an electronic journal, Statistics, Politics, and Policy will use a mix of voices and approaches to reach a broad audience. The journal aims to open avenues of communication between statisticians and policy makers on questions that pique the interest of the public. The primary objective of the journal will be to highlight the use of innovative statistical methodology in order to elucidate and resolve important public policy issues.
Statistics, Politics, and Policy will publish applied research articles that explore the implications of statistical thinking and methods applied to public policy issues. The journal will also publish engaging commentary pieces and innovative policy ideas on the public issues of the day where statistics plays, or ought to play, a role.
Papers for the commentary and ideas section are short, ideally 600-2000 words, and are intended to be of general interest and readability. That is, they should contain deeper analysis than is found on the Op-Ed page of The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times, but to be of comparable interest the Statistics, Politics, and Policy readership.
Applied statistical research
Educational testing and policy
Energy and environmental policy
History and review of statistical ideas applied to public policy controversies
Taxation and business policy
Justice, crime and forensic analyses
Health policy including health care finance
Approval and monitoring
Sociological policy analyses
Statistical methodology including study design and causal inference, and survey methods
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Editor Uwe Wagschal, University of Freiburg, Germany
Assistant Managing Editor Felix Ettensperger, University of Freiburg, Germany
Associate Editors David W. Nickerson, Temple University, USA Georg Wenzelburger, University of Kaiserlautern, Germany
Editorial Board Hanna Bäck, Lund University, Sweden Keith Dowding, The Australian National University, Australia Carsten Jensen, Aarhus University, Denmark Gary King, Harvard University, USA Bernhard Kittel, University of Vienna, Vienna Maria Kolosnitsyna, Higher School of Economics, Russia Jonathan Slapin, University of Essex, UK Adrian Vatter, University of Bern, Switzerland Barbara Vis, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Professional statisticians, statistically trained professionals from fields including epidemiology, education, economics, law, and policy analysis; policy analysts, and anyone interested in the implicit yet powerful ways that statistical thinking influences decisions that affect many aspects of public life.