Journal of Official Statistics

The Journal of Statistics Sweden

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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.

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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.

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  • 67%

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Joakim Stymne
Statistics Sweden

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

Production Manager
Bengt Kopp, Statistics Sweden, Sweden

Associate Editors
Andridge, Rebecca. The Ohio State University, USA
Bakker, Bart, F.M. VU University Amsterdam and Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands
Bates, Nancy, A. U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Beatty, Paul C., U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Biemer, Paul P., RTI International, USA
Bijak, Jakub, University of Southampton, UK
Cantwell, Patrick J., U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Chun, Asaph Young, U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Cohen, Michael P., Consultant, USA
Dagum, Estela B., Consultant, USA
Dalén, Jörgen,, Sweden
Dalla Valla, Luciana, University of Plymouth, UK
Dever, Jill, A., RTI International, USA
Domingo-Ferrer, Josep, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Drechsler, Jörg, Institute for Employment Research, Germany
Eckman, Stephanie, Institute for Employment Research, Germany
Edwards, Teresa P., University of North Carolina, USA
Eltinge, John L., U.S Census Bureau, USA
Elvers, Eva, Statistics Sweden; Sweden
Holmberg, Anders, Statistics Norway, Norway
Karlberg, Martin, Eurostat
Karlsson, Sune, Örebro University, Sweden
Kasprzyk, Daniel, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA
Kott, Phillip S., RTI International, USA
Laitila, Thomas, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
De Leeuw, Edith D., Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Marker, David A., Westat, Inc., USA
Matei, Alina, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Mulry, Mary, H. U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Nyquist, Hans, Stockholm University, Sweden
Olson, Kristen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Ranalli, Maria, University of Perugia, Italy
Ribe, Martin, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
Salgado, David, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Sakshaug, Joe, University of Manchester, UK
Schouten, Barry, Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands
Smith, Paul, University of Southampton, UK
Thompson, Jenny, U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Tzavidis, Nikos, University of Southampton, UK
Wagner, James, University of Michigan, USA
Willis, Gordon B., Consultant, USA
Zanutto, Elaine L., National Analysts Worldwide, USA
Zhang, Li-Chun, University of Southampton, UK and Statistics Norway, Norway

Book Review Editor
McCarthy, Jaki S., USDA/NASS, U.S.A


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Journal Information

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.662
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.113

CiteScore 2017: 0.74

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 1.158
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.860

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