The New England Journal of Statistics in Data Science (NEJSDS)

ISSN 2693-7166


Fast, Accessible, Cutting-edge, Top-quality

The NEJSDS is the official journal of the New England Statistical Society (NESS). The aims of the journal are to serve as an interface between statistics and other disciplines in data science, to encourage researchers to exchange innovative ideas, and to promote data science methods to the general scientific community. The journal publishes high quality original research, novel applications, and timely review articles in all aspects of data science, including (but not limited to) all areas of statistical methodology, methods of machine learning, and artificial intelligence, novel algorithms, computational methods, data management and manipulation, applications of data science methods, among others. We encourage authors to submit collaborative work driven by real life problems posed by researchers, administrators, educators, or other stakeholders, and which require original and innovative solutions from data scientists.

Our mission is to harness the power of statistics and data science to contribute to society through the advancement of scientific research and the creation of long-term collaborations, which includes:

  • Posing research questions, subject-matter expert hypotheses or aims, and suggestions for data sources and collection methods.
  • Proposed designs and methods based on past research, or new methodologies when existing ones are shown to be inadequate.
  • Data analysis - application of the proposed methods, introducing new software tools, proposing insightful and effective visualization methods, addressing computational challenges, and providing innovative solutions.
  • Discussions - conclusions and refinements of the research aims or hypotheses, highlighting policy or societal implications, and critiques of the proposed methods.

Innovative Review Process:

NEJSDS is proud to be a pioneer in the reform of the traditional peer review process by implementing a new hybrid two-step journal review process. This new process allows:

Step 1: An author-led online open review/revision step to facilitate on-line discussions and instant dissemination of submitted work. In the process of Step 1, the authors can upload their revised papers, if they choose to do so. The author(s) have up to two months to complete this step.

Step 2: An editor-led closed-door peer review process to ensure quality of accepted articles. After the conclusion of the first step and based on the author-led reviews, the section editor will let the author(s) know whether NEJSDS will further process the most recent version of the submitted article. A decision on the article is expected to be reached within 4-8 weeks time frame.

The author-led peer review report in Step 1 is open to both the authors and the editorial board. The peer review report in the second step is anonymous. The final decision on the manuscript will be based on the reports both from Step 1 and Step 2.