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

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 09641998, 1467985X
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
History: 1988-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Decision Sciences


Series A (Statistics in Society) publishes high quality papers that demonstrate how statistical thinking, design and analyses play a vital role in all walks of life and benefit society in general. There is no restriction on subject-matter: any interesting, topical and revelatory applications of statistics are welcome. For example, important applications of statistical and related data science methodology in 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 the journal's remit. The journal is therefore aimed at a wide statistical audience and at professional statisticians in particular. Its emphasis is on well-written and clearly reasoned quantitative approaches to problems in the real world rather than the exposition of technical detail. Thus, although the methodological basis of papers must be sound and adequately explained, methodology per se should not be the main focus of a Series A paper. Of particular interest are papers on topical or contentious statistical issues, papers which give reviews or exposés of current statistical concerns and papers which demonstrate how appropriate statistical thinking has contributed to our understanding of important substantive questions. Historical, professional and biographical contributions are also welcome, as are discussions of methods of data collection and of ethical issues, provided that all such papers have substantial statistical relevance.

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

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2018 / 2019
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 2.063
  • 2017 Impact Factor 2.856
  • 2016 Impact Factor 2.207
  • 2015 Impact Factor 2.357
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.286
  • 2013 Impact Factor 1.989
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.718
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.905
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.765
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.101
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.558
  • 2007 Impact Factor 2.152
  • 2006 Impact Factor 1.866
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.351
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.109
  • 2003 Impact Factor 1.217
  • 2002 Impact Factor 1.527
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.913
  • 2000 Impact Factor 1.362
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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


The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.