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JSSAM Seeks Survey Methodology Editor Applications

1 March 2020 No Comment

The American Association for Public Opinion Research, American Statistical Association, and Oxford University Press invite applications for the position of co-editor-in-chief for survey methodology of the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (JSSAM).

JSSAM’s objective is to publish cutting-edge scholarly articles about statistical and methodological issues for sample surveys, censuses, and administrative record systems. It aims to be the flagship journal for research on survey statistics and methodology.

Topics of interest include survey sample design, statistical inference, nonresponse, measurement error, the effects of modes of data collection, paradata, and responsive survey design, combining data from multiple sources, record linkage, and disclosure limitation.

The journal’s co-editors focus on survey statistics or survey methodology, respectively, on staggered terms. Michael Elliott serves as the editor for survey statistics, whose term runs through December 31, 2021. This opening is for a survey methodology editor to replace Tin Yan, who is currently serving in that capacity.

The new co-editor-in-chief will serve from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023, with the transition beginning in the spring of 2020.

Applications should be sent electronically to journals@aapor.org or journals@amstat.org and include a CV; the names of three references; and a letter of interest in the position including a brief statement of your vision for the publication, directions you would pursue, and contributions you would make if selected as editor. In addition, if you know of good prospective candidates, you are welcome to encourage them to apply.

The deadline for applications is April 15.

JSSAM editors are encouraged to be active members of AAPOR and/or the ASA during their terms.

Papers submitted to JSSAM are refereed using a single-blind review system.

The JSSAM editors, working with the editorial coordinator, manage the review process. The editors also work with the production editor to create each issue and ensure timely production and publication.

The survey methodology co-editor will be responsible for handling approximately 60–90 manuscript submissions per year, with the assistance of a group of associate editors who are selected by the co-editors. The two co-editors have editorial responsibilities in their respective topic areas and collaborate on areas of shared responsibility for the journal. Editors are provided with an online manuscript submission and tracking system and given training in the use of the system. The system allows the editors to examine new submissions and assign reviewers easily, as well as to generate reports.

JSSAM editors-in-chief represent the journal on the ASA’s Committee on Publications.

Editors may prepare short articles about each issue’s highlights, which are published in Amstat News (either in print or online), and write an annual editors’ report.

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