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JSSAM Editor Search


The American Association for Public Opinion Research, the American Statistical Association, and publisher Oxford University Press invite applications for the position of Co-Editor-in-Chief for survey methodology of the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (JSSAM).

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.

Topics of interest include survey sample design, statistical inference, nonresponse, measurement error, the effects of modes of data collection, paradata and responsive survey design, combining data from multiple sources, record linkage, disclosure limitation, and other issues in survey statistics and methodology.

The journal’s co-editors focus on survey statistics or survey methodology, respectively, on staggered terms.  Michael Elliott serves as the editor for survey statistics, whose term runs through December 31, 2021.  We seek an editor for survey methodology, to replace Ting Yan, who is currently serving in that capacity.

For more information on JSSAM’s aims and scope, please see

The new Co-Editor-in-Chief will serve from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023, with the transition beginning in the spring of 2020.


If you are interested in serving as Co-Editor-Chief, you are invited to apply for the position. Applications should be sent electronically to [email protected] or to  [email protected] and should include a CV; the names of 3 references; and a letter of interest in the position including a brief statement of the candidate’s vision for the publication, directions the candidate would pursue, and contributions she or he would make if selected as editor.  In addition, if you know of good prospective candidates, you are welcome to encourage them to apply.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2020.

Please note: JSSAM editors are encouraged to be active members of AAPOR or ASA during their terms.

Papers submitted to JSSAM are refereed using a single-blind review system.

The JSSAM Editors, working with the editorial coordinator, manage the review process. The editors also work with the production editor to create each issue and ensure timely production and publication.

We anticipate that the Survey Methodology Co-Editor will be responsible for handling approximately 60-90 manuscript submissions per year, with the assistance of a group of Associate Editors who are selected by the Co-Editors. The two Co-Editors have editorial responsibilities in their respective topic areas, and also collaborate on areas of shared responsibility for the journal. The Editors are provided with an online manuscript submission and tracking system, and given training in the use of the system. The system allows the Editors to examine new submissions and assign reviewers easily, as well as to generate reports.

The JSSAM Editors-in-Chief represent the journal on the ASA’s Committee on Publications.

The Editors may prepare short articles on each issue’s highlights, which are published in Amstat News (either in print or online) and write an annual Editors’ Report.