Behaviormetrika is issued twice a year to provide an international forum for new theoretical and empirical quantitative approaches in data science. When Behaviormetrika was launched in 1974, the journal advocated data science, as an interdisciplinary field that included the use of statistical methods to extract meaningful knowledge from data in its various forms: structured or unstructured. Behaviormetrika is the oldest journal addressing the topic of data science. The first editor-in-chief of Behaviormetrika, Dr. Chikio Hayashi, described data science in this way:
“Data science is not only a synthetic concept to unify statistics, data analysis, and their related methods; it also comprises its results. Data science is intended to analyze and understand actual phenomena with ‘data.’ In other words, the aim of data science is to reveal the features or the hidden structure of complicated natural, human, and social phenomena using data from a different perspective from the established or traditional theory and method.”
Behaviormetrika is a fully refereed international journal, which publishes original research papers, notes, and review articles. Subject areas suitable for publication include but are not limited to the following methodologies and fields.
- Data science
- Mathematical statistics
- Survey methodologies
- Artificial intelligence
- Information theory
- Machine learning
- Knowledge discovery in databases (KDD)
- Graphical models
- Computer science
- Social science
- Political science
- Policy science
- Cognitive science
- Brain science
Manuscripts may be submitted in the following categories:
Original Papers (within 20 journal pages; approximately 10,000 words)
Research articles focusing on quantitative approaches to human behaviors.
Notes (within 20 journal pages)
Articles with documentary value focusing on quantitative approaches to human behaviors. Results that are of significant and archival value to the journal readers; however, these works are more limited in scope and originality than “Original Papers.” Those commonly named “technical notes” are to be submitted in this category.
Short Notes (within 10 journal pages)
Articles allowing for early dissemination of works focusing on quantitative approaches to human behaviors. These may contain either of following: a preliminary report of a result not yet fully developed or interpreted; commentary on a technical issue of potential interest to readers.
Review Papers (within 30 journal pages)
Articles that provide an overview of recent advances in a given area of quantitative approaches to human behaviors.
Articles for “Special Issues” developed under the guidance of guest editors. Special issues are by invitation only, but suggestions to the Editor-in-Chief are always welcome.
- Maomi Ueno
- Publishing model
- Hybrid. Open Access options available.
- 56 days
- Submission to first decision
- 8,844 (2018)