Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

  • Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Computational Statistics
  • Design of Experiments
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Introductory Statistics & General References
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Probability Theory
  • Probability Theory & Applications
  • Sample Survey
  • SPC/Reliability/Quality Control
  • Statistical Education
  • Statistical Genetics & Bioinformatics
  • Statistical Learning & Data Mining
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Statistical Theory
  • Statistical Theory & Methods
  • Statistics for Biological Sciences
  • Statistics for Business Finance & Economics
  • Statistics for Engineering and Physical Science
  • Statistics for Psychology Social Science & Law
  • Stochastic processes


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.



Publication Frequency

2016-2018  Bimonthly, published in January, March, May, July, September and November

2013-2015  Quarterly, published in February, May, August and November

2012           Semiannual, published in May and November


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


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Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 2.3

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Canadian Center of Science and Education is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:


2. h-index (February 2018): 11

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (February 2018): 11

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (February 2018): 11  

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2012-2016 have at least h citations each

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (February 2018): 18

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics