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Significance May 2014  

Significance is a bi-monthly magazine for anyone interested in statistics and the analysis and interpretation of data.

The aim of Significance is to communicate and demonstrate in an entertaining and thought-provoking way the practical use of statistics in all walks of life and to show how statistics benefit society.

As well as promoting the discipline and covering topics of professional relevance, Significance contains a mixture of statistics in the news, case-studies, reviews of existing and newly developing areas of statistics, and practice and problem solving  techniques.

The Significance website features short, topical articles written exclusively for the web. Significance can also be followed on Twitter and Facebook.

Significance is an official magazine for both the RSS and the ASA and their respective members. Individual subscriptions and on-line articles are also available to purchase through the publisher Wiley-Blackwell. See their Website for free access to a 'virtual' issue of articles with a medical flavour.

Members of the RSS who receive Significance as part of their subscription can access articles online for free (please log in first at My RSS, then click on 'My Publications' and 'Significance' to be taken through to the Wiley website).

Subscriptions can be purchased from only £34/$53/€53, with special rates for students.

June 2010 - Bletchley Park: How Bayes broke the codes March 2010 - After Copenhagen: What can be done?December 2009 cover - The Large Hadron Collider: The universe in a billion collisions a secondMarch 2005 cover - Statistics and the lawDecember 2010 cover - Plenty more fish? Biggest-ever census of sea lifeSeptember 2010 - Orangutans: Statistical assistance


Brian Tarran

Editorial Board

RSS members

Gianluca Baio (University College London)
Sheila Bird (MRC Biostatistics Unit)
Mario Cortina Borja (University College, London)
Idris Eckley (University of Lancaster)
Jon Forster (University of Southampton)
Allan Reese (Independent consultant)
Stephen Senn (C.R.P.S, Luxembourg)
Michael Wallace (University College London)

ASA members

James Cochran (Department of Marketing and Analysis)
Michelle Dunn (NCI)
Wendy Martinez (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Alan Schwarz (New York Times)
Susan Spruill (Applied Statistics and Consulting)
LeAnna Stork (Regulatory Statistics Technology Center at Monsanto Company)
Howard Wainer (National Board of Medical Examiners)
Scott Zeger (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
We are currently looking for News Editors for the Significance website.

Interested in contributing to the magazine? Contributions must be original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere and should be submitted to:

By email: significance@rss.org.uk

or by post to:

Editor, Significance
Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street

Submission in electronic form is encouraged, by email as Word, PDF or LATEX file attachments. Alternatively, a paper copy of manuscripts should be posted to the above address with a covering letter, although email is preferred for all communication.

Guidelines for Authors (PDF, 106 KB) can be downloaded here.

For details on how to advertise in Significance, please contact:
UK: Toni Young +44 (0) 207 614 3917; Email: advertising@rss.org.uk
USA: Steve Porzio (+1) 703 684 1221; Email steve@amstat.org

Full advertising rates can be found here (PDF).
Journalists with an interest in statistics and its applications in society may be able to join our media mailing list. For information contact Andrew Garratt, email: a.garratt@rss.org.uk, tel: +44 (0)20 7614 3920

More information about Significance can also be found at the publisher's website here
Print ISSN: 1740-9705. Online ISSN: 1740-9713.

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