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.
On World Statistics Day in 2010, Significance launched its official website at http://www.significancemagazine.org. Updated daily, the website features short, topical articles written exclusively for the web. Significance can be followed on Twitter and Facebook, and users can register to receive regular newsletters and exclusive content.
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.
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To celebrate the International Year of Statistics all 2013 issues of Significance magazine are FREE to read via the Significance iOS and Android Apps.
Julian Champkin (Battle, East Sussex)
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)
Allen Reese (CEFAS)
Stephen Senn (C.R.P.S, Luxembourg)
Michael Wallace (University College London)
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.
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Print ISSN: 1740-9705. Online ISSN: 1740-9713.
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