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Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology Call for Editors


Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology

Application Submission Deadline: September 15, 2023

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the American Statistical Association (ASA), and publisher Oxford University Press invite applications and nominations for Editors-in-Chief for the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (JSSAM)We seek editors with the expertise and enthusiasm to lead the journal. This team will succeed the current co-editors Kristen Olson (survey methodology) and Jenny Thompson (survey statistics). The deadline for the applications is November 1, 2023.

JSSAM’s objective is to publish cutting-edge scholarly articles on statistical and methodological issues for sample surveys, censuses, administrative record systems, and other related data. It aims to be the flagship journal for research on survey statistics and methodology. The journal publishes both theoretical and applied papers, provided the theory is motivated by an important applied problem and the applied papers report on research that contributes generalizable knowledge to the field. The journal receives approximately 150 new manuscript submissions per year, publishes four issues (plus one special issue) per year, and had an impact factor of 2.446 in 2022. For more information on JSSAM’s aims and scope, please see

The new editorial team will be responsible for articles to appear in Volumes 13-16 (published January 1, 2025 through December 31, 2028), with the editorial transition beginning July 1, 2024.

Position Description

The Editors-in-Chief determine the contents of the four regular issues and provide consultancy on special issues.

Although co-Editors-in-Chief are nominally responsible for all editorial activities in their designated section (statistics or methodology), there is necessary crossover. Submitted papers often blend both sides, and cross-assignments may be necessary to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

As JSSAM is co-sponsored by AAPOR and ASA, both parent organizations must have at least one Editor as a member for the duration of the four-year term.

In addition, the Editors are expected to:

  • Manage and oversee the review process
  • Recruit and maintain an editorial team (Associate Editors), making every effort to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are considered in all related decisions
  • Determine content for the four (regular) issues each year
  • Meet at least annually with the JSSAM Advisory Committee (JSSAM-AC)
  • Convene a meeting of the Editorial Board during the annual AAPOR meeting, and provide a written report describing the state of the journal
  • Provide a brief report on the state of the journal at the AAPOR annual conference
  • Attend two ASA Publication Committee meetings per year (one virtual, one at of the Joint Statistical Meetings)

Search Committee

The search for the co-editors will be conducted by the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology Advisory Committee (JSSAM-AC), co-chaired by Gina Walejko and Rebecca Andridge. Members include three members appointed by AAPOR’s Executive Council and three members appointed by ASA’s Board of Directors.


If you know someone who would be right for the editorship of JSSAM, please nominate that person by sending their name, email address, and a brief description of their qualifications to Gina Walejko at Please describe whether or not you have discussed the nomination with the possible candidate. Because the search committee will need time to confirm the person’s interest, please submit nominations as soon as possible. The search committee will review nominations, contact them to discuss applying, and encourage their applications if they are interested.

Self-nominations are welcome in the form of applications as described below.


Applications should be emailed to Gina Walejko at and should include a letter of interest that articulates the vision statement of the proposed editorial team, directions they would pursue with the journal, and anticipated contributions to the journal.

Applications should also include for each Editor: (1) CVs, (2) the names of three references, and (3) letters of commitment from their home institutions regarding their interest in hosting the editorships and potential support that will be made available. It is typical for the home institution to provide some support for the editor. Ideal forms of support would include course releases, editorial assistantships for students, flexible funding, and other resources that allow the editor(s) the time and resources to accomplish their editorial duties. AAPOR and/or ASA will provide additional financial support that is commensurate with the details of the proposal. The search committee is willing to discuss with the candidate the exact nature of that additional support.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2023. Applicants will be reviewed and notified by January 2024.

Queries about the search should be directed to Gina Walejko at