Dear Colleague, The June issue of the Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) is now available. Dr. Kirs

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From left to right: Greta Cherry, Fritz Scheuren and Kirsten West

Dear Colleague,

The June issue of the Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) is now available.
Dr. Kirsten West is the new Editor-in-Chief (2016-2019).
Dr. Fritz Scheuren has completed his three-year term and stays on as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. Greta Cherry remains the co-managing editor.

The theme of the issue is "The US 2020 Census: A New Design for the 21st Century." Lisa Blumerman, Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs, Deidre Bishop, Chief of the Decennial Census Management Division and James Dinwiddie, Special Assistant for Decennial Census Programs present an overview of the plans for the 2020 Census. The overview is followed by three additional papers authored by Census Bureau staff.


From left to right: Lisa Blumerman, Jim Dinwiddie and Deidre Bishop


Stephen Penneck

The issue also features an interview with Stephen Penneck, Past-President of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS), and former Director General at the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS).

On occasion, we publish a conversation on a topic of interest to our readership. In the June issue, we bring a conversation with Dr. Peter Agre, a Nobel laureate, who promotes science worldwide.

All papers in the June issue are open access. There are many additional papers of interest to producers and users of official statistics.


West, Kirsten
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161005

Interview with Stephen Penneck
West, Kirsten
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160998

*A conversation with Dr. Peter Agre about Nobel prizes and science diplomacy*1
West, Kirsten
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161003

*Plans and innovations for the 2020 decennial census of the United States*1
Blumerman, Lisa M. | Bishop, Deirdre Dalpiaz | Dinwiddie, James L.
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161006

*Adaptive design research for the 2020 Census*1
Konicki, Scott | Adams, Tamara
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161007

An approach for using administrative records to reduce contacts in the 2020 Decennial Census
Morris, Darcy Steeg | Keller, Andrew | Clark, Brian
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161002

*Imputation research for the 2020 Census*1
Keller, Andrew
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161009

Towards a political economy of statistics
Heine, Klaus | Oltmanns, Erich
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160955

Official statistical leadership at the crossroads again: An information age perspective
Ramasamy, Ramachandran
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-150953

The Māori statistics framework: A tool for indigenous peoples development
Coutts, Karen | Morris, John | Jones, Ngareta
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160991

Obtaining numerically consistent estimates from a mix of administrative data and surveys
Waal, Ton de
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-150950

Collecting and managing fuzzy data in statistical relational databases
Hudec, Miroslav | Praženka, Dušan
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160956

Iterative method for reducing the impact of outlying data points: Ensuring data quality
Jesiļevska, Svetlana
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-150949

Comments on four papers on synthetic data in Volume 32 Issue 1 the Statistical Journal of the IAOS
Raab, Gillian M.
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160999

*Discussion of the synthetic data papers published in the previous issue*1
Drechsler, Jörg
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161001

[1] The views and opinions expressed in the interview are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics nor IOS Press.

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