TAS Announces Special Issue: Mentoring in Support of Statisticians

The American Statistician’s editorial team recently announced plans to develop a special issue of TAS focused on mentoring in support of statisticians and their professional practice. This effort will identify available resources, examine best practices, and help disseminate information with the goal of enhancing the continued development, assessment, or growth of these programs.

The special issue will be co-edited by Erin Tanenbaum of NORC at the University of Chicago and Eric Vance of the Virginia Tech-Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) and include a mix of invited papers and papers submitted in response to this call.

The themes of the articles will cover a range of topics, including the history of mentoring, types of mentoring, how mentoring improves workplace environments and performance, and creating mentoring dyads.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the TAS website using the online portal system. Authors should indicate in their cover letter that the paper is being submitted for the special issue on mentoring (select the “Mentoring” manuscript type).

All submissions are due by December 4. Submitted papers will follow standard TAS external review procedures, and the special issue will be published in November 2016. Inquiries can be directed to Tanenbaum at tanenbaum-erin@norc.org or Vance at ervance@vt.edu.