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Technometrics Calls for Editor Applications, Nominations

1 October 2014 No Comment

The American Statistical Association and American Society for Quality (ASQ) invite nominations and applications for the position of editor of Technometrics.

Technometrics contributes to the development and use of statistical methods in physical, chemical, and engineering sciences, as well as information sciences and technology. These include developments on the interface of statistics and computer science such as data mining, machine learning, and large databases. The journal places a premium on clear communication among statisticians and practitioners of these sciences and an emphasis on the application of statistical concepts and methods to problems that occur in these fields.

The Technometrics editor reviews new submissions and makes final decisions about which papers to accept for publication. The editor appoints the editorial board and works with them to handle the journal’s peer review process. Papers submitted to Technometrics are refereed using a rigorous double-blind review system.

The editor also prepares short articles about each issue’s highlights, which are published in Amstat News, and writes an annual editor’s report that is published in the journal.

The Technometrics editor is provided with an online manuscript submission and tracking system and given training in the use of the system. The system allows the editor to review papers and assign reviewers easily, as well as to generate reports. Editors also receive funds for office supplies used in the course of the editorship.

The editor receives significant assistance from the editorial coordinator, an independent contractor engaged by the ASA. The editor also works with the production editor to create each issue and ensure timely production and publication.

The editor is a member of ASQ’s Journal Editors Committee, which provides a forum for the ASQ journal editors while informing and receiving assistance from the ASQ Publications Management Board. The editor also works with the Technometrics Management Committee, which oversees and guides the operation of the journal. The chair of the committee represents the journal on the ASA’s Committee on Publications.

The new editor will serve from 2017 through 2019, with the transition beginning in 2016. During that year, the incoming editor will handle all new submissions to the journal.

Technometrics editors should be active members of the ASA and ASQ during their terms.


If you know someone who would be a good candidate for the editorship of Technometrics, please nominate that person by sending his or her name, email address, and a brief description of his or her qualifications to journals@amstat.org by November 15. The search committee will consider your nomination along with others received.


Applications for the editorship should be sent electronically to journals@amstat.org by November 30 and include a CV; the names of three references; and a letter of interest that includes a brief statement of the candidate’s vision for the publication, directions the candidate would pursue, and contributions she or he would make if selected as editor.

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