Constitution

The name of the journal will be “International Journal of Statistical Sciences (IJSS)”. The journal shall be published by the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Its ISSN is 1683–5603. The copyright of the journal shall be reserved by the publishers. IJSS shall be an annual journal, but the publishers reserve the right to change the status of the journal or to publish special issues if required. The official address of the journal is

International Journal of Statistical Sciences
Department of statistics
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi-6205
Bangladesh.
E-mail: ijss_ru@yahoo.com

The Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi shall provide all logistic support to publish this journal.

Aims and Objectives

IJSS shall welcome papers both theoretical and applied from all branches of Statistics. It shall also welcome papers from other disciplines where high quality of statistical applications are made. Invited papers from distinguished Statisticians on pre-selected topics may be published. Each issue shall be forwarded by an Editorial note made by the Editor-in-Chief. An `Instruction for Authors’ shall be published in each issue of the journal. The back cover page of each issue shall present the title of the papers together with the name of the authors.

The Editorial Board

The Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi shall form the editorial board of IJSS. The editorial board shall be headed by an Editor-in-Chief who shall be one of the most renowned statisticians. The publication of the journal and all of the official activities of IJSS shall be done by an Executive Editor assisted by three Associate Editors. The Executive Editor and Associate Editors must be members of the academic staff of the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi. The number of the editorial board members should not exceed 30. At least 3 of them will be the members of academic staff of the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi. At least 2 of the editorial board members will be selected among the renowned alumnus of the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi. Eminent Statisticians from home and abroad shall fill up the remaining positions of the Editorial Board, at least two-fifth of them must come from outside of Bangladesh. The publishers reserve the right to change the entire or a part of the Editorial Board. All decisions about the journal shall be taken by the Editorial Board.

Advisory Committee

The academic committee of the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi shall form the advisory committee of IJSS. The number of the advisory committee members should not exceed 15. Renowned as well as experienced Statisticians from different corners of the globe shall be the members of this committee.

The Publication Committee

The publication committee of IJSS shall consist of six members. This committee shall be headed by the Executive Editor. Three Associate Editors shall also be the members of this committee. The other two members of this committee shall be nominated by the academic committee of the Department of Statistics among the board members belonging to the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi. The publication committee shall supervise the printing process of this journal. The publication committee shall be accountable to the academic committee of the Department for their activities.

System of Referring

Each of the manuscripts shall be reviewed by two referees. Among the two referees one must come from abroad. If both of the referees recommend the manuscript for publication without any modification it will be accepted in straight way. If any one or both of the referees accept the paper with minor/major correction, the manuscript shall be sent to the respective author together with the referees’ report for possible correction. After the correction is made the manuscript shall be sent again to the referees and the procedure shall continue until the referees’ recommendations are positive or negative. In case of divided opinion of the referees the manuscript must be sent to the third referee who must be an overseas referee. The decision for the publication of the paper shall be made on the majority basis. Each successful author shall receive a copy of the journal on payment of Tk.1000.00 (abroad US $50.00) in advance. The list of the reviewers for each issue of the journal shall be printed in it. Each reviewer of a particular issue shall receive a copy of the journal free of cost. Articles published in IJSS shall be abstracted in an international Abstracting Journal.

Financial Sources

IJSS shall invite academic-interested persons from home and abroad to be the distinguished life members and life members of this journal. The membership fee for distinguished life members shall be Tk.10,000.00 (abroad US $500.00) (any amount over this fee is welcome). The life membership fee shall be Tk.2000.00 (abroad US $100.00). The annual membership fee shall be Tk.200.00 (abroad US $10.00) for every year. All members of IJSS shall receive a free copy of each issue of this journal. A photograph and a short biography of each of the distinguished life members shall be published in the current issue of the journal. IJSS shall also welcome donations from individuals, different government and non-government institutions and donor agencies. It may also seek advertisements from various organizations/companies. The Executive Editor of IJSS and the Chairman of the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi, will run the bank account of IJSS jointly. A general meeting of all members of IJSS, members of Academic Staff of the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi, and donor agencies will be held at least once in two years to discuss various issues regarding the publication of the journal.

Payment is requested by Swift Code: AGBKBDDH 027, In favor of International Journal of Statistical Sciences (IJSS), A/C#0200002209562, Agrani Bank, Rajshahi University Branch, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

Amendment

The Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi, reserves the right to amend this constitution by the two-third majority of its members.