The Journal of Classification presents original and valuable papers in the field of classification, numerical taxonomy, multidimensional scaling and other ordination techniques, clustering, tree structures and other network models, as well as associated models and algorithms for fitting them. Articles support advances in methodology, while demonstrating compelling substantive applications.

The journal also publishes comprehensive review articles.

Among the disciplines represented are statistics, psychology, biology, information retrieval, anthropology, archeology, astronomy, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, geography, geology, linguistics, marketing, mathematics, medicine, political science, psychiatry, sociology, and soil science.

Published three times a year, each issue typically comprises four sections: articles, short notes and comments, software abstracts, and book reviews.

The Editor-in-Chief is Douglas Steinley, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, USA.

Officially cited as: J Classif
  • Offers papers in the field of classification, numerical taxonomy, multidimensional scaling and other ordination techniques, clustering, tree structures and other network models
  • Presents articles, short notes and comments, software abstracts, and book reviews
  • Coverage extends to statistics, psychology, biology, information retrieval, anthropology, archeology and more
  • Editor-in-Chief: Douglas Steinley, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, USA

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  • Douglas L. Steinley
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Journal metrics

1.636 (2018)
Impact factor
3.439 (2018)
Five year impact factor
183 days
Submission to first decision
633 days
Submission to acceptance
26,470 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1432-1343
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0176-4268
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