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Among the important scientific developments of the 20th century is the explosive growth in statistical reasoning and methods for application to studies of human health. Examples include developments in likelihood methods for inference, epidemiologic statistics, clinical trials, survival analysis, and statistical genetics. Substantive problems in public health and biomedical research have fueled the development of statistical methods, which in turn have improved our ability to draw valid inferences from data. The objective of Biostatistics is to advance statistical science and its application to problems of human health and disease, with the ultimate goal of advancing the public's health.

Biostatistics publishes papers that develop innovative statistical methods with applications to the understanding of human health and disease, including basic biomedical sciences. Papers should focus on methods and applications. Introduction of original methodology should be grounded in substantive problems; authors also have the opportunity to present extensive analyses of data on the journal's website as supplementary material. Papers submitted for publication in Biostatistics should satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • development of new stochastic models or statistical methodology clearly motivated by a substantive problem in health or biomedical sciences;
  • innovative application of statistical methodology to address a substantive problem in health or biomedical sciences;
  • critical review of an area of statistical methodology relevant to health or biomedical science applications, with a focus on practical utility;
  • case studies based on important health or biomedical sciences data.

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING


YearImpact FactorSi: Mathematical & Computational BiologySi: Statistics & Probability
20132.23611 out of 5211 out of 119
20122.42710 out of 475 out of 117
20112.14513 out of 478 out of 116
20102.7697 out of 374 out of 110
20093.2465 out of 294 out of 100
20083.3944 out of 282 out of 92
20073.0004 out of 262 out of 91
20063.0004 out of 252 out of 83

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Biostatistics is covered by the following indexing services:

CAB Abstracts
Current Index to Statistics
Agbiotech News and Information
Global Health
Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
Index Veterinarius
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
Pig News & Information
Poultry Abstracts
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