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ISI Publications Committee


Role and Objectives

In support of its mission, the objectives of ISI include:

1) To enhance the ISI’s support of the international statistical community;
2) To promote and disseminate research and best practice in the statistical sciences;
3) To promote and disseminate research and best practice in all forms of statistics education.
To realize these objectives, ISI views this committee to be one of the most important ISI committees. Its objective is to assess and coordinate publication activities of the ISI family on a continuing basis and advise the ISI Executive Committee, Council and Associations.

Terms of Reference 

These include:

1) Identifying areas and opportunities for collaboration among existing publications of the ISI and Associations;
2) Investigating the publication needs of ISI membership (such as on-line tutorials, white papers on global issues, need for a statistical magazine, joint publications with other statistical organizations, etc.) and advising the ISI Executive Committee;
3) Assessing and coordinating the design of the ISI website;
4) Reviewing proposals for special publications (such as books and monographs) and advising the ISI Executive Committee;
5) Managing the long-term welfare of the IS Review through a sub-committee (made up of ISI Committee Chair, two at-large members, the IS Review editor-in-chief and the ISI Director). The responsibilities include managing the financial planning and the relationship with Wiley-Blackwell and serving as an advisory body to the IS Review Editors;
6) Undertaking special initiatives as needed or as requested by the ISI Executive Committee.


The structure is as follows:
 - Committee chair (ISI member-at-large)
 - Representatives from each of the ISI Associations
 - Two at-large members
 - ISI Vice-President responsible for Publications (Institutional/Ex Officio)
 - IS Review Editor-in-Chief (Institutional/Ex Officio)
 - Stat Editor-in-Chief (Institutional/Ex Officio)
 - ISI Director (Institutional/Ex Officio)

The Committee Chair and the two members at-large are appointed by the ISI President in consultation with the ISI Executive Committee (EC). The Association Representatives are appointed by the Association Presidents in consultation with the Association ECs. The initial appointment of committee members is for two years, and it is likely that, if they are eligible and active in committee work, they will be reappointed for one additional two-year term. The terms are staggered so that there is some continuity in the committee membership.

Current Composition



Association Affiliation 

Xuming He (appointed July 2015) USA  BS 

Association Representatives    

Tomas Mikosch (appointed Aug. 2014) Denmark BS 
Patrick J. Cantwell (appointed Feb. 2016) USA IAOS
Daniela Cocchi (appointed Sept. 2013) Italy  IASS
Beth Chance (appointed Oct. 2013) USA  IASE 
David Steinberg (appointed Oct. 2013) Israel  ISBIS 
Karen Kafadar (appointed Sept. 2013) USA  IASC 
Hao Zhang (appointed Sept. 2011) USA  TIES 

At-Large Representatives

Fabrizio Ruggeri Italy BS, ISBIS
Wai Keung Li Hong Kong BS, ISBIS


Scott Holan, IS Review Co-Editor-in-Chief  Australia IASS
Nalini Ravishanker, IS Review Co-Editor-in-Chief       USA BS, ISBIS
Helen Zhang, Stat Editor-in-Chief USA       


Ada van Krimpen, ISI Director Netherlands  

Liaison with ISI PO: Ada van Krimpen, Director; Liliana Happel, Communications Officer



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