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Open Statistics

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Open Statistics is a fully peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal that publishes significant, original and relevant works in all areas of statistics.

The journal provides the readers with free, instant, and permanent access to all content worldwide; and the authors with extensive promotion of published articles, long-time preservation, language-correction services, no space constraints and quick publication after acceptance.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.


The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Applications of statistical methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Computational statistics
  • Data analysis
  • Data mining
  • Data science
  • Decision theory
  • Distribution theory
  • Econometrics
  • Estimation theory
  • High-dimensional data analysis
  • Inference from stochastic processes
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Nonparametric inference
  • Parametric inference
  • Sequential methods
  • Statistical methods
  • Statistical modeling
  • Survival analysis
  • Time series

Why submit
The journal uses continuous publication model - accepted manuscripts are published quickly after the acceptance.
Thanks to Open Access, all articles are freely available to the academic community worldwide without any restrictions, there are more liberal policies on copyrights (authors retain copyright) and on self-archiving (no embargo periods).
The journal is archived in Portico.

Open Statistics encourages the submission of substantial full-length bodies of work. There are no specific length restrictions for the overall manuscript or individual sections; however, we urge the authors to present and discuss their findings in a concise and accessible manner.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal a https://www.editorialmanager.com/stat. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at Konrad.Sarzynski@degruyter.com

Manuscripts have to be written in LATEX, AMS-TEX, AMS-LATEX or MS Word. A PDF file may be supplied for the peer-review stage.
During submission please check if the resulting manuscript in the system is compiled properly (especially in case of submissions in TEX) or provide a PDF version of the manuscript.

For detailed information, please see Instruction for Authors.

Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.
Ethical conduct of research: The authors must describe and confirm safeguards to meet ethical standards when applicable. See Editorial Policy for details.
Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Editors assume that no conflict of interest exists. Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Managing Editor.
Copyright: All authors retain copyright, unless – due to their local circumstances – their work is not copyrighted. The copyrights are governed by the Creative-Commons Attribution Only license (CC-BY) which is compliant with Plan-S. We may also publish a paper under CC-BY-NC-ND license on author's request. The corresponding author grants the journal exclusive license for commercial use of the article, by signing the License to Publish. Scanned copy of license should be sent to the journal, as soon as possible.
Data distribution: We encourage authors to make the data available for the public. We offer a possibility to publish additional files together with the article as Supplementary Materials. Data and other materials can be also stored using one of the repositories such as Open Science Framework (OSF, https://osf.io), preferably selected from those indexed on FAIRsharing.org or re3data.org.
Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Peer Review process: The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The Editor seeks advice from experts in the appropriate field. Research articles and communications are refereed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers by at least three. Authors are requested to suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, please note that this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision. The final decision of acceptance in made by Managing Editor or, in case of conflict, by the Editor-in-Chief.
Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case Editors will follow COPE's Code of Conduct and implement its advice.

Matteo Bottai
, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Marcel Ausloos
, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Editorial Advisory Board
Michael Daniels, University of Florida, USA
Jason Fine, University or North Carolina, USA
Constantine Gatsonis, Brown University, USA
David Harrington, Harvard University, USA
Lajos Horváth, University of Utah, USA
Nicholas Jewell, UC Berkley, USA
Timothy D. Johnson, University of Michigan, USA
Annette Kopp-Schneider, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Marcello Pagano, Harvard University, USA
Edsel Pena, University of South Carolina, USA
Donald B. Rubin, Harvard University, USA

Editorial Board
Massimiliano Caporin
, Università di Padova, Italy
Zhongxue Chen, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Peter Congdon, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
Philipp Doebler, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Colin Gillespie, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Pablo Dorta-González, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Per Johansson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Didier Leibovici, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Xiaohu Li, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Enrico Valdinoci, University of Western Australia, Australia

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Editorial Contact
Konrad Sarzyński