Statistical Journal of the IAOS

Formerly known as Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

ISSN: 1874-7655
Volume 27; 4 issues
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Status Report: Last issue (volume 27:3-4) online on 6 June 2011
Next issue (volume 28:1) scheduled for September 2011

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Dr. Siu-Ming Tam
Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABS House
Benjamin Way
2616 Belconnen ACT

Newly Appointed Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Frank Nolan
Office for National Statistics
Segensworth Road
PO15 5RR Titchfield, Hants
United Kingdom

Editorial Board
Luigi L. Biggeri, Former President, Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (ISTAT), Rome, Italy Jane J.F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, USA
Derek D. Bond, School of Business, Retail, and Financial Services, University of Ulster, United Kingdom Nancy N. Gordon, United States Census Bureau, Washington, USA
Heinrich H. Brüngger, Former Director, UNECE, Genève, Switzerland Asta A. Manninen, City of Helsinki Urban Facts, Helsinki, Finland
Jean-Etienne J.-E. Chapron, INSEE, Paris, France Thomas Th. Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, United States Census Bureau, Washington, USA
Cynthia C. Clark, Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Washington, USA Jim J. Ridgway, School of Education, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Neville N. Davies, Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education, United Kingdom William W. Seltzer, Department of Sociology and Anhtropology, Fordham University, Bronx, USA
Walter W. Davis, Statistics New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand Lars Thygesen, Statistics Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fride F. Eeg-Henriksen, Senior adviser, Department of human resources and communication, Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway Dennis D. Trewin, DennisTrewin Statistical Consulting, Aranda, Australia
Denis D. Farrell, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra, Australia Romula R.A. Virola, National Statistical Coordination Board, Makati City, Philippines

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Aims and Scope 
This is the flagship journal of the International Association for Official Statistics and is expected to be widely circulated and subscribed to by individuals and institutions in all parts of the world. The main aim of the Journal is to support the IAOS mission by publishing articles to promote the understanding and advancement of official statistics and to foster the development of effective and efficient official statistical services on a global basis. Papers are expected to be of wide interest to readers. Such papers may or may not contain strictly original material. All papers are refereed. The Journal has an Editor-in-Chief who is responsible for ensuring that the Journal focuses on current and emerging issues and challenges related to the management, production and use of official statistics and related public policy matters. The Journal should publish papers of wide interest to both users and producers of official statistics. The Journal should encourage papers with a focus on the basic principles for official statistics covering areas such as the importance of applying the best scientific methods, the need for statistical independence, balancing the needs of users with the burden on respondents, the continuing challenges around confidentiality, and the growing need for consistency and coherence across statistical domains and over time and for international comparability. As a guide, articles relating, but not exclusively, to the following broad topics will be of interest to the Journal:
1. Developments and challenges for both global and national statistical systems;
2. Statistical independence and legislation;
3. New directions for official statistics;
4. Delivering relevant and effective statistical services;
5. New and innovative ways of increasing uses and users of official statistics;
6. Quality of official statistics;
7. Engagement of producers;
8. Innovative use of ICT for official statistics;
9. Creative use of both new and existing statistical sources;
10. Organisation of statistical services;
11. Statistical infrastructure and tools;
12. Management of statistical and related meta data;
13. Innovative statistical products and services;
14. Training of statistical staff, users and producers;
15. Improving statistical literacy in the community.

Authors and referees of all papers should bear in mind that many of the readers of the Journal (particularly in the developing world) do not have easy access to libraries or to other journals, and therefore are strongly encouraged to make the papers as self-contained as possible, while of course giving proper bibliographic credit. Papers of more than 30 manuscript pages, including diagrams, tables and references, will normally not be considered for publication.
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