Survey Statistics and Methodology Journal Being Launched by AAPOR and ASA 

DEERFIELD, Ill. — September 5, 2012 — The American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the American Statistical Association (ASA) announce the launching of a new interdisciplinary journal, the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (JSSAM).

The purpose of JSSAM is to publish cutting-edge articles on statistical and methodological issues for surveys and censuses. It also will publish empirical and theoretical papers as well as applied papers and review papers. The journal will feature three sections. The Survey Statistics section will include papers on sampling procedures, imputation, weighting, measures of uncertainty, small area estimation, new methods of analysis, and other statistical issues related to surveys. The Survey Methodology section will include papers presenting methodological research, such as methodological experiments, comparisons of modes of data collection, and new uses of paradata. The Applications section will include papers that report innovative applications of methods, provide guidance on some practical problem, or present significant new findings. The first issue is scheduled to be issued in July 2013 and the journal will be published quarterly thereafter.  

The founding co-editors of the new journal are internationally renowned, acclaimed, and published researchers. Joseph Sedransk will be the editor for statistical papers, and Roger Tourangeau will be the editor for the methodological papers. Dr. Sedransk is Professor Emeritus of Statistics at Case Western Reserve University; he received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University. Dr. Sedransk has also taught at Iowa State, Wisconsin, SUNY-Buffalo, University at Albany, and Iowa.  Dr. Tourangeau is a Vice President at Westat. His Ph.D. is from Yale University in Psychology. Before going to Westat, he headed the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland for nearly 10 years; during this time, he was also a Research Professor in the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center.

Oxford University Press (OUP) will be the publisher of JSSAM. OUP already publishes Public Opinion Quarterly (POQ), AAPOR’s highly regarded journal that recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. AAPOR anticipates that JSSAM eventually will gain the stature that POQ has rightly earned in providing cutting-edge scholarship for the survey and opinion research communities and that the two journals will complement each other.

More information is available at the journal’s website (http://jssam.oxfordjournals.org). Prospective authors can submit manuscripts online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jssam.

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About the American Association for Public Opinion Research 
Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) was established in 1946 and is the leading professional organization of public opinion and survey research professionals in the U.S., with members from academia, private industry, government, and the non-profit sector. AAPOR members embrace the principle that public opinion and survey research is essential to a healthy democracy, providing information crucial to informed policymaking and giving voice to the nation's beliefs, attitudes and desires. AAPOR promotes a better public understanding of this role, as well as the sound and ethical conduct and use of public opinion and survey research. For more information about AAPOR visit www.aapor.org.

About the American Statistical Association
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Statistical Association (ASA) is the world’s largest community of statisticians and the second-oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. For more than 170 years, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation and advocacy. Its members serve in industry, government and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare. For additional information about ASA visit www.amstat.org