Aims and scope
Journal of Statistical Software and Statistics is an international refereed journal publishes quarterly online open access by KMF. The journal aims at publishing articles describing comprehensive open-source implementations of broad classes of statistical models and procedures or computational infrastructure upon which such implementations can be built. It evaluates and publishes software and articles as a unity. Full reproducibility is mandatory for publication and the source code is published along with the article. Articles describing a specific software implementation must present the scope of the software and the underlying models or concepts such that statistically literate readers can understand what the software does. A careful comparison with other open-source implementations of similar models or procedures should highlight the capabilities of all implementations and the corresponding advantages or disadvantages. Journal of Statistical Software and Statistics publishes special issues on topics in statistical computing and statistical software. Software described by articles compiled in a special issue should address similar models and procedures or be dedicated to a specific area of application. Potential guest editors of such a special issue are welcome to send proposals to the editors-in-chief.
KMF Publication Ethics Statement
Journal of Statistical Software and Statistics is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. KMF takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. KMF takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use latest software to check submissions against previous publications.
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Copyright / Open Access
Articles published in Journal of Statistical Software and Statistics will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law. The copyright is retained by the author(s). KMF will insert the following note at the end of the published text:
© 2020 by the authors; licensee KMF. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law.
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