news from Elsevier

Here is an email I got today from Elsevier:

We are pleased to present the latest Impact Factors for Elsevier’s Mathematics and Statistics journals.

Statistics and Probability Letters

0.498

Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference

0.716

Journal of Multivariate Analysis

0.879

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

1.028

So there are very few journals published by Elsevier in the statistics field, which may explain for the lack of strong support for the boycott launched by Tim Gowers and others. Also, the impact factors are not that great either. Not so suprising for Statistics and Probability Letters, given that they publish a high number of papers of uneven quality, but also gets a minimal 1. So it does not make too much sense for Elsevier to flout such data. (Once again, impact factors should not be used for assessing the quality of a journal and even less of a paper!)

3 Responses to “news from Elsevier”

  1. Also Stochastic Process and their Applications with IF 1.01

  2. I believe there is also “Statistical Methodology” and the “Journal of the Korean Statistical Society” also published by Elsevier but without the relevant indexing to get them an impact factor. But yes, not exactly top drawer journals.

    JSPI seems to go for volume as well, I think I noticed they publish more articles per year than any other stats journal.

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