This Journal aims to support the IAOS mission by publishing articles to promote the understanding and advancement of official statistics and to foster the development of effective and efficient official statistical services on a global basis.

The journal publishes papers of wide interest to both users and producers of official statistics. In particular, it welcomes papers with a focus on the basic principles of official statistics, covering areas such as the importance of applying the best scientific methods, the need for statistical independence, balancing the needs of users with the burden on respondents, the continuing challenges around confidentiality, and the growing need for consistency and coherence across statistical domains and over time and for international comparability. Fritz Scheuren, senior Fellow and Vice President of the Centre for Excellence in Survey Research at NORC and former President of the ASA is the Editor in Chief.  

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The success of this journal depends upon the contributions of IAOS members. All papers are subject to review. For a full description of the publication's editorial aims and scope, and to submit manuscripts, go to: 
Please see the editorial policy (PDF) and the members of the Editorial Board.


SJIAOS Access for IAOS Members

IAOS members have online access to all the articles in the SJIAOS, including previous issues.
As the journal publishers have moved to a new platform, it has been necessary to change the process for accessing the journal. The previous IAOS username and password are no longer valid. 
Members are asked to register themselves at (go to the Register tab) and once done, to send an email to Ms. Kim Willems ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). She will activate your complimentary access upon receiving your email.



1- The June,2017 issue of the SJIAOS

2- The March,2017 issue of the SJIAOS

3- The December issue of the SJIAOS

4- The September issue of the SJIAOS

5- The June issue of the SJIAOS 32:2

6- The March issue of the SJIAOS 2016

7- The December issue of the SJIAOS 2015

8- The September issue of the SJIAOS 2015

Remember too that IAOS members have access to all the articles in the journal. Contact Margaret de Ruiter-Molloy at the ISI membership office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.