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Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (2022) 10, 861–862



Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Association for Public Opinion Research 2022. This work is written by US Government employees and is in the public domain in the US.


In June 2021, JSSAM received its opening impact factor (1.957 for 2020), ranking JSSAM as 46/125 in Statistics and Probability and 29/52 in Social Sciences Mathematical Methods. This ranking is especially gratifying given the relative youth of this journal, and credit should be shared among the dedicated editors (present and emeritus), associate editors, contributing authors, and readership. Truly, the past few years have brought about personal and professional challenges thanks to the coronavirus disease pandemic. Despite this, JSSAM has maintained its high standards, continuing to make great inroads toward its objective of being “the flagship journal for research on survey statistics and methodology” (see About the Journal). Over the past 18months, there have been a few changes underway for JSSAM. For returning authors, perhaps the most noticeable change is the double-blind review process, implemented in July 2021. Implementing this process brings JSSAM in line with other AAPOR and ASA-sponsored journals and allows “honest” reviews. However, JSSAM has made other—perhaps less immediately noticeable— changes. .....