Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)

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Edited By: A. Chevalier and L. Sharples

Impact Factor: 1.573

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 11/45 (Social Sciences Mathematical Methods); 23/119 (Statistics & Probability)

Online ISSN: 1467-985X

Associated Title(s): Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), Significance

Society Information


The Royal Statistical Society has around 7000 members, a quarter of whom are based outside the UK. The Society provides a forum for all those who are interested in statistics. With its range of activities and publications, it offers stimulation and communication, whether you are a user of statistics in your everyday professional life, interested in analysing data, a statistician practising in industry, commerce, government, education or research, or a student of the subject. It also offers the professional qualification of Chartered Statistician (CStat) and a range of examinations.

The Society's meetings and journals have published the great debates on the modern foundations of the discipline. Today it is a vibrant and committed organization, meeting the needs of its membership and promoting the practice and development of a subject vital to our understanding of the world.

Membership is open to all who have an interest in statistics and data analysis: formal qualifications are not needed.  There are reduced subscription rates for Student and Retired Fellows, and those from Economically Developing Areas. Fellows are full members of the Society. The annual subscription includes:

  • A subscription to the Society's monthly newsletter RSS News which gives details of all meetings and forthcoming conferences, Society notices, information about Fellows, correspondence and statistical vacancies
  • A subcription to the Society's magazine, Significance
  • A subscription to any one of the three Series of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (additional Series £42)
  • A reduced fee for Society conferences and other meetings
  • Discounts from certain publishers
  • Free membership to the nearest of 23 Local Groups and any of its Sections: the Business and Industrial Section, the General Applications Section, the Environmental Statistics Section, the Medical Section, the Official Statistics Section, the Quality Improvement Section, the Research Section, the Social Statistics Section, the Statistical Computing Section and the Young Statisticians Section. The Sections and the Local Groups each hold discussion meetings throughout the year and organise occasional one-day meetings
  • Access to the facilities in the London headquarters building
  • Full voting rights in the Society's elections
  • Involvement in generating activities and new ideas.

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