Journal of Statistical Software

Here is a good open content Journal for people wanting to keep track of latest in statistical software.

It is called Journal of Statistical Software.


Established in 1996, the Journal of Statistical Software publishes articles, book reviews, code snippets, and software reviews on the subject of statistical software and algorithms.  The contents are freely available on-line.  For both articles and code snippets the source code is published along with the paper.

Implementations can use languages such as C, C++, S, Fortran, Java, PHP, Python and Ruby or environments such as Mathematica, MATLAB, R, S-PLUS, SAS, Stata, and XLISP-STAT.

E.g Book Reviews of  A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using SAS (Third Edition)

and Statistics and Data with R: An Applied Approach Through Examples


It is really cutting edge stuff for someone who wants to keep up with the latest and fast moving tech trends in statistical software and has convenient RSS feeds as well announce alerts for emails.

Note- Various Journals can be ranked using a quantitative index called Impact Factor


E.G For Statistics

In these columns, total citations to a journal’s published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 26-year period (right-hand column).

Journals Ranked by Impact:
Statistics & Probability


Impact Factor


1 Bioinformatics
2 Biostatistics
J. Royal Stat. Soc. B
J. Royal Stat. Soc. B
3 Chemom. Intell. Lab.
J. Am. Stat. Assoc.
4 Econometrica
J. Computat. Biology
5 J. Royal Stat. Soc. B
Annals of Statistics
6 IEEE ACM T Comp. Bi.
J. Chemometrics
7 J. Am. Stat. Assoc.
J. Am. Stat. Assoc.
8 Multivar. Behav. Res.
Statistical Science
Multivar. Behav. Res.
9 J. Computat. Biology
Annals of Statistics
10 Annals of Statistics
Stat. in Medicine
J. Royal Stat. Soc. A

Author: Ajay Ohri

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