What is it about?

As main strategic orientations for the journal, the strong points of the last couple of years are described and at the same time the ambition is formulated to work on expanding the audience, contributions and the exposure of the journal. Such strong points that I want to maintain are for example the approach for soliciting manuscripts on a broad set of current and innovative issues in official statistics and being at the forefront of discussing important developments. The aim is to further establish a more close relationship with the National Statistical Systems by incorporating more active- representatives of this audience in discussions and manuscripts. I would like to gradually expand the number and origin of contributors from the currently non-core regions (non-English speaking and developing countries). I hope to make the journal a ‘must’ for a new group of readers by promoting the active use (via some key articles, or specials) as training and reference material for those working or wishing to work in a specialization of official statistics. Beyond the content of the journal improvements are foreseen for the submission system and review procedures. A better coverage by the emphasis editors of the domains in official statistics has already been implemented. The new website and discussion platform for the journal are introduced. (www.officialstatistics.com) . This discussion platform of the SJIAOS will be an opportunity for anyone working or interested in official statistics, to contribute to topical discussions, at your own convenience. With each issue of the journal, a new discussion topic will be launched via a leading article. Finally, a twitter account, will complement this by stepping into more modern, faster and agile communication tools. You will find more details about the new website and discussion platform at the end of this editorial.

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Themain strategic orientations for the journal and opening of new website and discussion platform.


In the editorial I will introduce the manuscripts, but beyond that signal dthe most important developments in the 'Official Statistics' domain.

Pieter Everaers

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This page is a summary of: Editorial, Statistical Journal of the IAOS, August 2019, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/sji-199004.
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