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Rivista di statistica ufficiale - Review of official statistics

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The international journal edited and published by the Italian National Institute of Statistics-Istat

The Rivista di statistica ufficiale/Review of official statistics is a four-monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published in English by the Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat and freely available online as open access.

The Rivista endorses the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE.

Each article undergoes a rigorous evaluation process by experts of the content covered, through a double-anonymised (almost triple) approach.

You can contact the Editorial Board or submit article proposals by writing to: rivista@istat.it

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History in brief

The Rivista di statistica ufficiale/Review of official statistics (ISSN 1828-1982) is now over 30 years old: it was first launched in 1992 as a series of monographs entitled “Quaderni di Ricerca Istat”.

In 1999, the series was entrusted to an external publisher, changed its name to “Quaderni di Ricerca – Rivista di Statistica Ufficiale” and started being published on a four-monthly basis.

Starting with issue 1/2006, when the National Institute of Statistics-Istat resumed as its publisher, the current name-Rivista di Statistica ufficiale-was formally registered with the Court of Rome (July 19, 2007; No. 339/2007).

Over time, the governance of the Rivista has been strengthened, and since the publication of N. 3/2016, it has been supported by an Editorial Board, composed of 36 internal representatives, and a Scientific Committee, chaired by the President of Istat, with 8 internal members and 21 external experts, leading exponents of the academic and research world.

The members of both Committees represent the various research areas in statistics and are focussed on achieving the goals of official statistics: methodology and information processing systems; economics and economic policies; demography, society, and territory; epidemiology; institutional and organisational aspects related to the performance of the statistical system.

Aims and scope

The Rivista di statistica ufficiale/Review of Official Statistics represents an area of debate and comparison open to the publication of contributions by scholars, researchers and technicians from scientific and research entities, national, European and international statistical institutions, and Universities.

Each issue can be organised as a miscellany of more cross-sectional scientific works and monothematic papers.

The Rivista di statistica ufficiale/Review of official statistics aims at promoting synergies and exchanges among researchers, stakeholders, policy-makers, and other users who refer to official and public statistics at different levels, in order to improve data quality and enhance trust.

The Rivista di statistica ufficiale/Review of official statistics publishes peer-reviewed articles (i.e. submitted to a careful evaluation process by at least two content experts, through a double – almost triple – anonymised approach) dealing with cross-sectional topics:

  • measurement and analysis of social, demographic, economic, territorial, and environmental issues;
  • development of information systems and indicators for decision support;
  • methodological, technological, and institutional issues along with innovations related to the production process of statistical information, and relevant to achieving official statistics purposes.

Ethics and malpractice

The Code of Ethics of the Rivista di statistica ufficiale/Review of Official Statistics endorses and follows the current guidelines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE.

When checking and evaluating the publication proposals received, the Rivista may use plagiarism detection software and, if necessary, it shall follow and apply the relevant COPE guidelines.

The Rivista is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in its published content.

For Authors: submission of article proposals

Article proposals for possible publication shall be emailed to rivista@istat.it, together with the affiliation note duly filled in and signed.

The papers are carefully examined (for possible desk rejection), then archived in the internal management system of the Rivista di statistica ufficiale/Review of Official Statistics. Based on a functional access permission structure, this guarantees sharing, transparency and quality, security, and timeliness in the processing of collected data.

Within this system, all article proposals are duly anonymised and then assigned to referees who are experts in the content covered.

Submissions shall be drafted in strict accordance with the adopted guidelines and standards.

  • Download the guide (pdf) to article drafting in word format (preferable option)
  • Download the guide (zip) to article drafting in LaTek

For Referees: Evaluation Process

The referees (at least two per article) are selected outside the Rivista’s editorial staff, from among the experts on the topics covered in the proposals received: they accept the task on a voluntary basis and completely free of charge, and become part of the Expert Referee Network of the Italian National Institute of Statistics-Istat.

The evaluation process is based on a double-anonymous approach and consists of several steps.

During the first phase, the referees shall fill in the relevant section of the evaluation form (facsimile) and return it in a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 5 weeks.

Interchange with the Author(s), mediated by the coordination subgroup of the Editorial board, starts here and continues until final publication, should the whole process be successful.

Scientific Committee

Editor in Chief
Patrizia Cacioli. Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy

President:
Gian Carlo Blangiardo. Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy

Members:
Corrado Bonifazi. Istituto delle Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali – IRPPS-CNR, Italia
Vittoria Buratta, formerly Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy
Ray Chambers. University of Wollongong – UOW, New South Wales, Australia
Francesco Maria Chelli. Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Daniela Cocchi. Università di Bologna, Italy
Giovanni Corrao. Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Sandro Cruciani. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica – Istat, Italy
Luca De Benedictis. Università di Macerata, Italy
Gustavo De Santis. Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Luigi Fabbris. Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Piero Demetrio Falorsi, formerly Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy
Patrizia Farina. Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Jean-Paul Fitoussi. Institut d’Études politiques de Paris – Sciences Po, Francia; Luiss Guido Carli, Italia (deceased on 15 April 2022)
Maurizio Franzini. Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Saverio Gazzelloni. Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy
Giorgia Giovannetti. Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Maurizio Lenzerini. Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Vincenzo Lo Moro, formerly Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy
Stefano Menghinello. Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy
Roberto Monducci, formerly Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy
Gian Paolo Oneto, formerly Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy
Roberta Pace. Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Alessandra Petrucci. Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Monica Pratesi. Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat, Italy
Michele Raitano. Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Maria Giovanna Ranalli. Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
Aldo Rosano. Istituto Nazionale per l’Analisi delle Politiche Pubbliche – INAPP, Italy
Laura Terzera. Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Li-Chun Zhang. University of Southampton, Regno Unito; Statistics Norway, Norvegia

Editorial Board

Coordinator:
Nadia Mignolli

Members (from the Italian National Institute of Statistics–Istat, Italy):
Ciro Baldi
Patrizia Balzano (formerly Istat)
Federico Benassi
Giancarlo Bruno
Tania Cappadozzi
Anna Maria Cecchini
Annalisa Cicerchia
Patrizia Collesi
Roberto Colotti
Stefano Costa
Valeria De Martino
Roberta De Santis
Alessandro Faramondi
Francesca Ferrante
Maria Teresa Fiocca
Romina Fraboni
Luisa Franconi
Antonella Guarneri
Anita Guelfi
Fabio Lipizzi
Filippo Moauro
Filippo Oropallo
Alessandro Pallara (formerly Istat)
Laura Peci
Federica Pintaldi
Maria Rosaria Prisco
Francesca Scambia
Mauro Scanu
Isabella Siciliani
Marina Signore (formerly Istat)
Francesca Tiero
Angelica Tudini
Francesca Vannucchi
Claudio Vicarelli
Anna Villa

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Data and analysis from the Italian National Institute of Statistics can be copied, distributed, transmitted and freely adapted, even for commercial purposes, provided that the source is acknowledged.

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The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Italian National Institute of Statistics – Istat.

The Scientific Committee, the Editorial Board and the authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers (at least two for each article, on a voluntary basis and free of charge, with a double-anonymised approach) for their comments and suggestions, which enhanced the quality of this issue of the Rivista di statistica ufficiale.

Last edit: 23 June 2022