The success of CURRENT INDEX TO STATISTICS (CIS) depends to a large extent on the dedicated work by its Contributing Editors, who presently scan hundreds of "selected-article" serials. These are journals that we do not index in their entirety because they are outside the mainstream of statistics and probability. Contributing Editors scan these serials for articles with substantial statistical or probabilistic content for inclusion in CIS. In order to increase the range and coverage of such journals and to replace retiring Contributing Editors, the Editors of CIS are always looking for volunteers to serve as Contributing Editors.
The main criterion for including the reference to an article in CIS is that that the article contain a contribution to statistical methodology or a substantial and innovative application of methodology, not simply a routine use of statistics. Among the areas represented are agriculture, biology, computing, economics, education, epidemiology, finance, genetics, insurance, management, mathematics, medicine, operations research, philosophy, physical sciences, psychology, and social sciences. Suitable articles are likely to fall in one of the following categories:
If you are interested in being a Contributing Editor, consider the journals that you regularly read (now, or potentially). Check the list of about 185 core journals to see which might already be in the CIS core. You can check recent coverage from a journal using the ``Journal Coverage" feature at the bottom of the CIS search page, to see if articles have been abstracted during recent years. Even if some recent articles have been included, we would still appreciate your help; sometimes issues and articles get missed, some contributing editors are less active than others, etc. New suggestions (perhaps a subject matter journal that you publish in or that you read regularly) are always welcome, especially if accompanied by an offer to scan that journal regularly for suitable articles. We are also interested in increasing our coverage of journals that publish in languages other than English. Titles of articles not in English will be included in CIS together with an English translation.
If you would like to help by becoming a Contributing Editor, please send your name and selection of journals (or general area of interest) to the CIS Abstracting Editor, Dr. George P.H. Styan (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will send you instructions. Each Contributing Editor's name is acknowledged on the CIS Web site.
(April 3, 2006)