Journal of Statistical Software

Last updated

Abstracting and indexing

The Journal of Statistical Software is indexed in the Current Index to Statistics and the Science Citation Index Expanded. Its 2018 Impact Factor in Journal Citation Reports is 11.655. [2] The journal was named a Rising Star by Science Watch [3] in 2011.

Related Research Articles

Free software Software licensed to preserve user freedoms

Free software is computer software distributed under terms that allow users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute it and any adapted versions. Free software is a matter of liberty, not price; all users are legally free to do what they want with their copies of a free software regardless of how much is paid to obtain the program. Computer programs are deemed "free" if they give end-users ultimate control over the software and, subsequently, over their devices.

Scientific journal Periodical journal publishing scientific research

In academic publishing, a scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further the progress of science, usually by reporting new research.

Academic publishing Subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship

Academic publishing is the subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship. Most academic work is published in academic journal articles, books or theses. The part of academic written output that is not formally published but merely printed up or posted on the Internet is often called "grey literature". Most scientific and scholarly journals, and many academic and scholarly books, though not all, are based on some form of peer review or editorial refereeing to qualify texts for publication. Peer review quality and selectivity standards vary greatly from journal to journal, publisher to publisher, and field to field.

Open access Research publications that are distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers

Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers. With open access strictly defined, or libre open access, barriers to copying or reuse are also reduced or removed by applying an open license for copyright.

The Mozilla Public License (MPL) is a free and open-source software license developed and maintained by the Mozilla Foundation. It is a weak copyleft license, characterized as a middle ground between permissive software licenses and the GNU General Public License (GPL), that seeks to balance the concerns of proprietary and open-source developers. As such, it allows the integration of MPL-licensed code into proprietary codebases, as long as the MPL-licensed components remain accessible under the terms of the MPL.

<i>Gratis</i> versus <i>libre</i> Distinction between concepts

The English adjective free is commonly used in one of two meanings: "at no monetary cost" (gratis) and "with little or no restriction" (libre). This ambiguity of free can cause issues where the distinction is important, as it often is in dealing with laws concerning the use of information, such as copyright and patents.

This is a comparison of free and open-source software licences. The comparison only covers software licences with a linked article for details, approved by at least one expert group at the FSF, the OSI, the Debian project or the Fedora project. For a list of licences not specifically intended for software, see List of free content licences.

PLOS Pathogens is a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal. All content in PLOS Pathogens is published under the Creative Commons "by-attribution" license.

<i>PLOS One</i> Peer-reviewed open access scientific journal

PLOS One is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) since 2006. The journal covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine. The Public Library of Science began in 2000 with an online petition initiative by Nobel Prize winner Harold Varmus, formerly director of the National Institutes of Health and at that time director of Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center; Patrick O. Brown, a biochemist at Stanford University; and Michael Eisen, a computational biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

<i>Scholarpedia</i> English-language wiki-based online encyclopedia

Scholarpedia is an English-language wiki-based online encyclopedia with features commonly associated with open-access online academic journals, which aims to have quality content.

<i>Journal of General Virology</i> Academic journal

Journal of General Virology is a not-for-profit peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Microbiology Society. The journal was established in 1967 and covers research into animal viruses, insect viruses, plants viruses, fungal viruses, prokaryotic viruses, and TSE agents. Antiviral compounds and clinical aspects of virus infection are also covered.

Free content Creative work with few or no restrictions on how it may be used

Free content, libre content, or free information is any kind of functional work, work of art, or other creative content that meets the definition of a free cultural work.

Proprietary software, also known as non-free software or closed-source software, is computer software for which the software's publisher or another person reserves some rights from licenses to use, modify, share modifications, or share the software. It is the opposite of open-source or free software. Non-free software sometimes includes patent rights.

GNU General Public License Series of free software licenses

The GNU General Public License is a series of widely used free software licenses that guarantee end users the freedom to run, study, share, and modify the software. The licenses were originally written by Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), for the GNU Project, and grant the recipients of a computer program the rights of the Free Software Definition. The GPL series are all copyleft licenses, which means that any derivative work must be distributed under the same or equivalent license terms. This is in distinction to permissive software licenses, of which the BSD licenses and the MIT License are widely used, less restrictive examples. GPL was the first copyleft license for general use.

Survey Methodology is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal that publishes papers related to the development and application of survey techniques. It is published by Statistics Canada, the national statistical office of Canada, in English and French.

<i>Nature Communications</i> Academic journal

Nature Communications is a peer-reviewed, open access, scientific journal published by Nature Research since 2010. It is a multidisciplinary journal and it covers the natural sciences, including physics, chemistry, earth sciences, medicine, and biology. The founding editor-in-chief was Lesley Anson, followed by Joerg Heber, Magdalena Skipper, and Elisa De Ranieri. The journal has editorial offices in London, Berlin, New York City, and Shanghai.

<i>AIP Advances</i> Academic journal

AIP Advances is an open-access peer-reviewed scientific mega journal published by the American Institute of Physics. It was established in March 2011. It covers all aspects of physics, both experimental and theoretical.

The R Journal is a peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal published by The R Foundation since 2009. It publishes research articles in statistical computing that are of interest to users of the R programming language. The journal includes a News and Notes section that supersedes the R News newsletter, which was published from 2001 to 2008.

Open source is source code that is made freely available for possible modification and redistribution. Products include permission to use the source code, design documents, or content of the product. The open-source model is a decentralized software development model that encourages open collaboration. A main principle of open-source software development is peer production, with products such as source code, blueprints, and documentation freely available to the public. The open-source movement in software began as a response to the limitations of proprietary code. The model is used for projects such as in open-source appropriate technology, and open-source drug discovery.

<i>SoftwareX</i> Academic journal

SoftwareX is a biannual peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal covering scientific software. It is published by Elsevier, and its editors-in-chief are Kate Keahey, Randall Sobie, and David Wallom. The journal has an official GitHub repository where the software/code of all publications are archived. Articles are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.


  1. "GPL compatible licenses". Journal of Statistical Software. Foundation for Open Access Statistics. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. "Incites Journal Citation Reports" . Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  3. "Essential Science Indicators: New Entrants (June 2011)" . Retrieved 28 April 2017.