American Statistical Association and Berkeley Electronic Press Partner to Publish Online Sports Journal

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The American Statistical Association (ASA) and Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) today announced a new partnership to publish the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS). Both ASA and bepress bring to the publication of the JQAS their unique expertise, which will expand the journal’s readership and the breadth and depth of the content.

The American Statistical Association (ASA) and Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) today announced a new partnership to publish the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS). Both ASA and bepress bring to the publication of the JQAS their unique expertise, which will expand the journal’s readership and the breadth and depth of the content.

Since 2005, JQAS has been a forum for scholars on the cutting edge of research in quantitative sports analysis. As a result of the partnership, ASA members will have free electronic access to JQAS.

“JQAS is a wonderful addition to the ASA’s portfolio of journals, and we are proud to announce this partnership,” said Ron Wasserstein, ASA executive director. “The journal promotes excellence in statistical research in sports, and many ASA members will enjoy reading and, in some cases, contributing to it.”

“ASA’s involvement with JQAS, its oversight of the selection of editors and its control of the journal copyright ensure growth in the quality and stature of both the field and the journal,” said Ben Alamar, JQAS editor. “The involvement of the ASA’s Section on Statistics in Sports will be particularly helpful.”

Alison Denby, publisher of bepress, cited the value of the society-publisher partnership. “These partnerships pair strength with strength. The ASA and its membership will provide high-quality content for the journal, and bepress brings its online publishing expertise to bear on making JQAS accessible and discoverable.”

About the American Statistical Association
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians and the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. For 170 years, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Its members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, please visit the ASA web site at http://www.amstat.org or call 703.684.1221.

About Berkeley Electronic Press
Bepress delivers scholarly communications and publishing services for academic institutions, empowering their communities to showcase and share their works for maximum impact. Founded by professors in 1999, Berkeley Electronic Press publishes peer-reviewed electronic journals and develops software for the next generation of scholarly publishing. The bepress journals collection, ResearchNow, redefines what scholarly journals can do today, with fast and high quality peer review at sustainable prices. The bepress open-access Institutional Repository platform, Digital Commons, is the world's leading hosted Institutional Repository, featuring an innovative suite of publishing and software services.

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