About the Journal

Journal of Statistical Research (JSR) is the official journal of the Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. JSR is an international peer-reviewed scholarly journal to provide a forum for transferring and communicating statistical knowledge across the globe. It publishes original research articles both in the areas of theoretical and applied statistics.

Aims and Scope

JSR aims to influence methodological aspects of statistics through publication of original contributions in the development, improvement, or understanding of statistical theory. Methodological submissions are expected to describe new or improved methods of data analysis with analytical and/or simulation-based validation with a comparison to existing methods, and a discussion on how the proposed method will impact the practice of statistics. It also aims to encourage exciting and innovative applications of advanced statistical methods through publication of challenging innovative practices that examine new methods and demonstrate their application through motivating examples from randomized experiments or observational studies. Submissions are expected to investigate interesting research questions that solve important problems in society. Reviews of and tutorials on contemporary statistical methods will also be considered.

Review Process

JSR is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. For a new submission, once the paper has been assessed for suitability by the editors, an associate editor is assigned to take care of the review. The associate editor is then preceded for double blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous subject-specific referees. At least two reviewers are assigned to review the submission. Most of the reviewers are from abroad, except a few from Bangladesh.  JSR provides reviewers initially 4-6 weeks for submitting the review report and the whole reviewing process takes an average of 4-6 months. Based on the reviewers comments,  the editorial board decides how to proceed with the submission.

Conflict of interest

Authors must include a competing or conflict of interest statement, if any, in the manuscript. A conflict of interest exists when an author (or authors) has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence his or her actions. Authors can also do this in conjunction with any acknowledgments and details of funders. If there is no disclosure, JSR will publish the manuscript with  the statement: “The authors report no conflict of interest.”

PUBLICATION ETHICS / Ethics & Disclosures

JSR is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once the paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double-blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. The editor may consider the reviewer suggested by authors.

Authors are expected to make their manuscripts as anonymous as possible. Submission of a manuscript to JSR implies that its contents constitute original work not previously published and that the manuscript is not being considered elsewhere for publication.

Any allegations of plagiarism or self-plagiarism will be investigated by the editors of the journal. Authors should be aware that their papers may be submitted to Crossref similarity check during the peer-review or production process. If the allegations appear to be founded, JSR will contact all authors of the paper and request an explanation of the overlapping material. JSR may ask editorial board members for further evaluation of the paper and allegations. Based on the investigation, the journal will take appropriate actions depending upon the nature and severity of the issue. If a paper is under review, it may be returned to the authors with a request that they address the issues through appropriate citations, use of quotation marks to indicate direct quotes, or re-writing the sections. If the similarity between the manuscripts is extensive, the submission may be rejected. If the paper has already been published online, a correction, retraction, or expression of concern may be published. The authors’ institution may be notified.

Authors should supply details of funding and grant-awarding bodies supporting the research. Any financial interest or benefit that has arisen from the direct applications of the submitted article should also be acknowledged.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Statistical Research (JSR) is published twice in a year (June and December)

Open Access Policy

JSR publishes articles under the creative commons license. All published articles will be free to access online immediately on publication, increasing the visibility, readership, and impact of your research. A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number is added for each article.

Article Processing Fees

There are no article processing fees.  

Source of Support

Partial University Fund; Subscription


Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka, Dhaka