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Feeding the Five Thousand – or was it Three? Researchers Claim Most Crowd Estimations Are Unreliable
The public should view crowd estimation with scepticism, say the authors of a study in Significance.
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Wiley Launches Stat – The ISI’s New Online Journal for the Rapid Dissemination of Statistics Research
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of Stat, the new online-only, rapid communication research journal of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), publishing articles in all facets of statistics and related interdisciplinary areas.
From: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., along with over 1,400 highly influential statistical organizations around the globe, is supporting The International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013 – www.statistics2013.org) to promote the importance of statistics to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policy makers, employers, students, and the general public. Wiley activities include sponsorship of a video contest and free access to a range of important statistics content.
Wiley has launched Labtiva’s ReadCube Web Reader on Wiley Online Library, making it easier for researchers to discover, access and interact with scientific literature.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of StatisticsViews.com, a new website created for professional statisticians, analysts, students, and any user of statistics in interdisciplinary subjects as the first place to go when looking for any information related to statistical research.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the results of an author survey on open access, with over ten thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The research explored the factors that authors assess when deciding where to publish, and whether to publish open access. Among the top factors considered by authors were the relevance and scope of the journal, the journal’s impact factor and the international reach of the journal.
Eight of the 2012 Laureates are Wiley Authors
Professors Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley Awarded The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2012
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2012 has been awarded jointly to Professors Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley; both have published with Wiley.
Domestic violence rates rose by an average of 30 percent each time England won or lost their games during the 2010 World Cup, but draws had little impact on the statistics.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly to Professors Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka for studies of G-protein–coupled receptors; both are published Wiley authors.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to learn that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2012 to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland.
Math for the (chemistry) masses
What would happen if you applied the data visualisation techniques of 2012 to data from the 1980s?
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the Thomson ISI® 2011 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). A total of 1,156 Wiley titles (approximately 76%) were indexed, representing an increase of 5% from the 2010 JCR, and including 43 titles which have been indexed for the first time.
Features contributions written by leading specialists from the global financial arena, this handbook provides a collection of original ideas on foreign exchange (FX) rates and equips readers with the relevant concepts and policies for working in today's international economic climate.
Wiley is pleased to announce publication of a new major reference work, the Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites, 5 Volume Set, 2nd Edition
Usain Bolt can achieve faster running times with no extra effort on his part or improvement to his fitness, according to a study published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Cambridge Professor of Mathematical Sciences John D. Barrow illustrates how, based on concrete mathematical evidence, Bolt can cut his world record from 9.58 seconds to 9.45.
Announcing Advanced Optical Materials: The new journal section from Wiley-VCH’s Advanced Materials collection
Wiley-VCH, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, announced the launch of Advanced Optical Materials, the new section in Advanced Materials collection, publishing high-impact papers on all aspects of light-matter interactions.
Wiley-Blackwell today announced a partnership with the Society of Actuaries to publish six prestigious publications in the field of actuarial science beginning in 2012.
Potentially key fingerprint evidence is currently not being considered due to shortcomings in the way it is reported, according to a report published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Researchers involved in the study have devised a statistical model to enable the weight of fingerprint evidence to be quantified, paving the way for its full inclusion in the criminal identification process.