Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics)

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Edited By: P. W. F. Smith and N. Stallard

Impact Factor: 1.494

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 26/122 (Statistics & Probability)

Online ISSN: 1467-9876

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

Overview


The Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics) is a journal of international repute for statisticians both inside and outside the academic world. The journal is concerned with papers which deal with novel solutions to real life statistical problems by adapting or developing methodology, or by demonstrating the proper application of new or existing statistical methods to them. At their heart therefore the papers in the journal are motivated by examples and statistical data of all kinds. The subject-matter covers the whole range of inter-disciplinary fields, e.g. applications in agriculture, genetics, industry, medicine and the physical sciences, and papers on design issues (e.g. in relation to experiments, surveys or observational studies).

A deep understanding of statistical methodology is not necessary to appreciate the content. Although papers describing developments in statistical computing driven by practical examples are within its scope, the journal is not concerned with simply numerical illustrations or simulation studies. The emphasis of Series C is on case-studies of statistical analyses in practice.


Aims and Scope


The Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics), promotes papers that are focused on statistical methods for real life problems.  Applications should be central to papers, rather than illustrative, to motivate the work and to justify any methodological developments.  All papers should feature an adequate description of a substantial application and a justification for any new theory. Case-studies may be particularly appropriate and should include some contextual details, though there should also be a novel statistical contribution, for instance by adapting or developing methodology, or by demonstrating the proper application of new or existing statistical methods to solve challenging applied problems.  Papers describing interdisciplinary work are especially welcome, as are those that give interesting novel applications of existing methodology or provide new insights into the practical application of methods, and papers explaining innovative analysis of generic applied problems but not necessarily focused on a particular application also have a place in Series C. Short communications may also be appropriate. Methodological papers that are not motivated by a genuine application are not acceptable; nor are papers that include only brief numerical illustrations or that mainly describe simulation studies of properties of statistical techniques. However, papers describing developments in statistical computing are encouraged, provided that they are driven by practical examples. Extended algebraic treatment should be avoided.

Discussion papers
Series C also publishes papers which have been presented for discussion at meetings of the Society. Forthcoming discussion papers are available from the society’s web pages. For recently published discussion papers, please browse the Series C online table of contents.


Keywords


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