Journal Series A

Series A
Statistics in society

Impact Factor: 2.210 (up from 1.785) ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2019: 25/124 (statistics & probability) and 12/51 (social sciences, mathematical methods).

Series A looks at how statistical thinking, design and analyses play a vital role in all walks of life and benefit society. Subject matter is not restricted. For example, medicine, business and commerce, industry, economics and finance, education and teaching, physical and biomedical sciences, the environment, the law, government and politics, demography, psychology, sociology and sport all fall within its remit.

The journal’s emphasis is on clearly written quantitative approaches to problems in the world rather than the exposition of technical detail. Of particular interest are papers on topical or contentious statistical issues, that give reviews or exposés of current statistical concerns, and papers that contribute to our understanding of important substantive questions. Historical, professional and biographical contributions are also published, as are discussions of methods of data collection and of ethical issues.

Published four times a year by Wiley.

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We have a plethora of international experts covering a broad range of statistics as part of the editorial panel for Journal Series A.

Current and scheduled papers are available to subscribers from the Wiley Online Library.

  • Current and forthcoming papers

    Volume 183 (2020), part 2

    Knowing the signs: a direct and generalizable motivation of two‐sided tests
    K Rice, T Bonnett and C Krakauer

    A new standard for the analysis and design of replication studies
    L Held

    Discussion on the meeting on ‘Signs and sizes:understanding and replicating statistical findings’

    Identifying the effect of public holidays on daily demand for gas
    S E Heaps, M Farrow and K J Wilson

    Modelling the socio-economic determinants of fertility: a mediation analysis using the parametric g-formula
    M J Bijlsma and B Wilson

    A quantitative framework to inform extrapolation decisions in children
    I Wadsworth, L V Hampson, T Jaki, G J Sills, A G Marson and R Appleton

    A Bayesian spatial categorical model for prediction to overlapping geographical areas in sample surveys
    K S Bakar, N Biddle, P Kokic and J Jin

    The hot hand in professional darts
    M Ötting, R Langrock and C Deutscher

    Information asymmetry and leverage adjustments: a semiparametric varying-coefficient approach
    M Jin, S Zhao and S C Kumbhakar

    A Bayesian parametric approach to handle missing longitudinal outcome data in trial‐based health economic evaluations
    A Gabrio, M J Daniels and G Baio

    Inferring the outcomes of rejected loans: an application of semisupervised clustering
    Z Li, X Hu, K Li, F Zhou and F Shen

    Crime against women in India: unveiling spatial patterns and temporal trends of dowry deaths in the districts of Uttar Pradesh
    G Vicente, T Goicoa, T Fernandez-Rasines and M D Ugarte

    Can genetics reveal the causes and consequences of educational attainment?
    M Munafò, N M Davies and G Davey Smith

    Forthcoming papers

    Quantifying the association between discrete event time series with applications to digital forensics
    C Galbraith, P Smyth and H S Stern

    A novel approach to latent class modelling: identifying the various types of body mass index individuals
    S Brown, W Green and M Harris

    A non-parametric projection-based estimator for the probability of causation, with application to water sanitation in Kenya
    M Cuellar and E H Kennedy

    Health effects of power plan emissions through ambient air quality
    C Kim, L R F Henneman, C Choirat and C M Zigler

    On quantifying expert opinion about multinomial models that contain
    F G Elfadaly and P H Garthwaite

    Identification and sensitivity analysis of contagion effects in randomized placebo-controlled trials
    K Imai and Z Jiang

    Using hidden information and performance level boundaries to study student–teacher assignments: implications for estimating teacher causal effects
    J R Lockwood and D McCaffrey

    Performance assessment as an application of causal inference

    N T Longford

    Optimal matching approaches in health policy evaluations under rolling enrolment
    S D Pimentel, L V Forrow, J Gellar and J Li

    Causal inference with multistate models—estimands and estimators of the population attributable fraction
    M von Cube, M Schumacher and M Wolkewitz

    Practical causal analysis for the treatment timing effect on doubly censored duration: effect of fertility on work span
    N Angelov, P Johansson and M-J Lee

    Creating a linked consumer register for granular demographic analysis
    G Lansley, W Li and P A Longley

    A latent class growth model for migrants’ remittances: an application to the German Socio-Economic Panel
    S Bacci, F Bartolucci, G Bettin and C Pigini

    Stronger instruments and refined covariate balance in an observational study of the effectiveness of prompt admission to intensive care units
    L Keele, S Harris, S D Pimentel and R Grieve