Statistics in Transition new series (SiTns) is an international journal published jointly by the Polish Statistical Association (PTS) and the Statistics Poland (SP), which sponsors this publication. Launched in 1993, it was issued twice a year until 2006; since then it appears - under a slightly changed title, Statistics in Transition new series - three times a year; and after 2013 as a regular quarterly journal.
The broad objective of Statistics in Transition new series is to advance the statistical and associated methods used primarily by statistical agencies and other research institutions. To meet that objective, the journal encompasses a wide range of topics in statistical design and analysis, including survey methodology and survey sampling, census methodology, statistical uses of administrative data sources, estimation methods, economic and demographic studies, and novel methods of analysis of socioeconomic and population data. With its focus on innovative methods that address practical problems, the journal favours papers that report new methods accompanied by real-life applications. Authoritative review papers on important problems faced by statisticians in agencies and academia also fall within the journal’s scope.
The journal provides a forum for exchange of ideas and experience amongst members of international community of statisticians, data producers and users, including researchers, teachers, policy makers and the general public. Its initially dominating focus on statistical issues pertinent to transition from centrally planned to a market-oriented economy has gradually been extended to embracing statistical problems related to development and modernization of the system of public (official) statistics, in general.
All the submitted papers are double blind peer-reviewed by high-level academicians and other experts (including policymakers and practitioners).
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public Licence (CC BY-SA 4.0) on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license users are free to share the work (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), if the contribution is properly attributed and used for non-commercial purposes. The material published in the journal may not be altered or build upon.
The Polish Statistical Association (PTS) is an organisation of representatives of the official statistics authorities, academic societies, territorial self – government, units of government administration, etc., who are interested in theory and practice of statistical surveys. It has over 100–year history and rich tradition.
Currently the Polish Statistical Association has about 750 members organised in 17 regional branches (Białystok, Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Katowice, Kielce, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Olsztyn, Poznań, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Toruń, Warszawa, Wrocław, Zielona Góra). The PTS publishes jointly with the Statistics Poland the scientific journal of an international character Statistics in Transition new series (SiTns).
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†Jan Kordos - Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Włodzimierz Okrasa - University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, Warsaw, and CSO of Poland
Adriana Nowakowska - Statistics Poland, Warsaw, Poland
Czesław Domański - University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland
Malay Ghosh - University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Graham Kalton - University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Mirosław Krzyśko - Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poznań, Poland
Partha Lahiri - University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Danny Pfeffermann - Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem, Israel
Dominik Rozkrut (Co-Chairman) - Statistics Poland, Warsaw, Poland
Carl-Erik Särndal - Statistics Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
Waldemar Tarczyński (Co-Chairman) - University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
Jacek Wesołowski - Statistics Poland, and Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Janusz L. Wywiał - University of Economics in Katowice, Katowice, Poland
Arup Banerji - The World Bank, Washington, USA
Mischa V. Belkindas - ODW Consulting, Washington D.C., USA
Sanjay Chaudhuri - National University of Singapore, Singapore
Eugeniusz Gatnar - National Bank of Poland, Warsaw, Poland
Krzysztof Jajuga - Wrocław University of Economics, Wrocław, Poland
Alina Jędrzejczak, University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland
Marianna Kotzeva - EC, Eurostat, Luxembourg
Marcin Kozak - University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland
Danute Krapavickaite - Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania
Risto Lehtonen - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Achille Lemmi - Siena University, Siena, Italy
Martins Libertsa, Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Andrzej Młodak - Statistical Office Poznań, Poznań, Poland
Ralf Münnich - University of Trier, Trier, Germany
Colm A. O'Muircheartaigh - University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Oleksandr H. Osaulenko - National Academy of Statistics, Accounting and Audit, Kiev, Ukraine
Viera Pacáková - University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Tomasz Panek - Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Mirosław Pawlak - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Mirosław Szreder - University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland
Imbi Traat - University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Vijay Verma - Siena University, Siena, Italy
Gabriella Vukovich - Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary
Zhanjun Xing - Shandong University, Shandong, China
Rajmund Litkowiec - Statistical Office in Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland
Patryk Barszcz - Statistics Poland, Warsaw, Poland
Marek Cierpiał-Wolan - Statistical Office in Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland
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Statistics in Transition new series (SiTns) is an international independent double-blind peer-reviewed journal (ISSN 1234-7655), published jointly by the Polish Statistical Association (PTS) and the Statistics Poland of Poland, four times a year. Also, it has extended its scope of interest beyond its originally primary focus on statistical issues pertinent to transition from centrally planned to a market-oriented economy through embracing questions related to systemic transformations of and within the national statistical systems, world-wide.
To publish in Statistics in Transition new series, authors are not required to pay an article processing charge (APC) nor submission fee.
The Author/Authors agrees/agree for the article referred to in point 1 to be made available through Polish Statistical Association and Statistics Poland on the terms set forth in the Creative Commons Attribution- ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-SA 4.0), available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode.
Papers are double – blind peer-reviewed by high-level academicians and other experts (including policymakers and practitioners).
THE REFEREEING PROCESS AND EDITORIAL DECISIONS
- An incoming paper is at first screened by the editor, often in consultation with member(s) of the editorial board, to ensure its relevance to SiTns aims and scope. If a problem appears, the editor will typically aim to provide the author(s) with advice on what seems to be necessary to change in order to make the paper suitable for a review, and eventual printing. Papers which have passed such an initial screening are reviewed by an associate editor who also acts as an internal referee and may at times coordinate the review process that typically involves at least two external referees.
- Based on the reports from referees (double-blind reviewing), the editor will make a decision, with one of the following possible results: a) to approve the manuscript for printing as submitted (with no changes needed); b) to approve the manuscript conditionally, after suggested (relatively minor) revisions are being made; c) to reject the manuscript in the submitted form, but encourage the author(s) to re-submit a revised (rewritten) version of it for a future refereeing cycle; however, no promise is being made about the future acceptance of the revised paper unless it successfully passes a new refereeing cycle; d) to reject the manuscript (as either not qualified or out of the scope of the journal).
- The editor’s decision concerning the paper is mailed to the author directly after completing the refereeing process. Also, a copy of the anonymized reports from the referees is attached to such letter.
- Papers accepted for publication may be further revised by the editors (or an associate editor) to improve clarity of presentation and, if necessary, correct some technical issues. Papers considered ready for publication will be sent to the authors for final proofreading, if time permits, and in such 3 cases authors will be asked to react to the proposed proofs within 2-3 days and indicate small technical changes that may still be needed. Authors will be e-mailed an electronic copy of their paper when it is published on the SiTns website.
The SiTns seeks contributors that address the full range of problems involved in data production, data dissemination and utilization, providing international community of statisticians and users – including researchers, teachers, policy makers and the general public – with a platform for exchange of ideas and for sharing best practices in all areas of the development of statistics.
Accordingly, articles dealing with any topics of statistics and its advancement – as either a scientific domain (new research and data analysis methods) or as a domain of informational infrastructure of the economy, society and the state – are appropriate for Statistics in Transition new series.
Authors preparing their papers in WORD are advised to use our template.
Authors preparing their papers in LaTeX are advised to use our template.
Upon acceptance of a manuscript, Authors will be requested to sign Open Access Agreement prior to publication.
Demonstration of the role played by statistical research and data in economic growth and social progress (both locally and globally), including better-informed decisions and greater participation of citizens, are of particular interest.
Each paper submitted by prospective authors are peer reviewed by internationally recognized experts, who are guided in their decisions about the publication by criteria of originality and overall quality, including its content and form, and of potential interest to readers (esp. professionals).
Manuscript should be submitted electronically to the Editor:
email@example.com, followed by a hard copy addressed to:
Prof. Wlodzimierz Okrasa,
GUS / Central Statistical Office
Al. Niepodległości 208, R. 287, 00-925 Warsaw, Poland
It is assumed, that the submitted manuscript has not been published previously and that it is not under review elsewhere. It should include an abstract (of not more than 1600 characters, including spaces). Inquiries concerning the submitted manuscript, its current status etc., should be directed to the Editor by email, address above, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethics and Quality Assurance Policy
The Statistics in Transition new series`s ethic statements concerning Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice are based on the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We expect all parties commit to these publication ethics, including ourselves and our devotion to maintain the integrity of the academic record, and always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. We do not tolerate plagiarism nor fraudulent data, or other unethical behavior and will remove any manuscript that does not meet these standards.
The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors are set out below:
- Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere, in any form.
- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
- Authors must report any errors they discover in their manuscript.
- Authors must notify us of any conflicts of interest.
- Reviewers must notify us of any conflicts of interest.
- Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
- Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
- Reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify us and excuse himself from the review process.
- Reviewers must at any time evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content – in spite of using double-blind policy, we emphasize the requirement of full objectivity and no reference to be made to (even supposed) race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Editorial Board Responsibilities
- The Editorial Board must keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
- The Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest.
- The Editorial Board must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.