The Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics (JABES) publishes papers that introduce new statistical methods to solve practical problems in the agricultural sciences, the biological sciences (including biotechnology), and the environmental sciences (including those dealing with natural resources). Papers that apply existing methods in a novel context are also encouraged. Interdisciplinary papers and papers that illustrate the application of new and important statistical methods using real data are strongly encouraged.

For regular papers, a motivating example should be presented early in the paper. The statistical development should then be presented, and the results applied to the example. Expository, review, and survey articles addressing broad-based statistical issues are also encouraged.

Presentation should be accurate, clear, and comprehensible to readers with a background in statistical applications. When necessary, detailed proofs and other lengthy technical portions of a manuscript should be submitted as supplementary material so that they will not interfere with the primary focus on the paper. For regular papers, real data should almost always be used to illustrate the statistical methods, and computer code, together with the real data, or possibly an example dataset, should normally be provided as supplementary material.

Articles that have been previously published in a refereed journal or articles that are under review by another journal may not be submitted to JABES.

  • A joint publication of the International Biometric Society (http://www.biometricsociety.org/) and the American Statistical Association (http://www.amstat.org/)
  • Publishes papers that introduce new statistical methods to solve problems in the agricultural, biological and environmental sciences
  • Expository, review and survey articles also encouraged

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Jorge Mateu
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

2.267 (2021)
Impact factor
2.058 (2021)
Five year impact factor
4 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
79,032 (2021)
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  • Call for Papers for METMA: Space-time Statistics

    Learn more about the upcoming JABES Special Issue for METMA: Space-time Statistics that is currently open submissions until 30 September 2022.

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Electronic ISSN
1537-2693
Print ISSN
1085-7117
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  3. Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List
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  7. CAB Abstracts
  8. CLOCKSS
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  11. Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  12. Current Index to Statistics
  13. Dimensions
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  15. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  16. EBSCO Discovery Service
  17. EBSCO Food Science Source
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  24. JSTOR
  25. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  26. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  27. Mathematical Reviews
  28. Naver
  29. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  30. Portico
  31. ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
  32. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  33. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  34. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  35. SCImago
  36. SCOPUS
  37. Science Citation Index
  38. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  39. TD Net Discovery Service
  40. UGC-CARE List (India)
  41. Wanfang
  42. Zoological Record
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