Sankhya (journal)

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Abbreviated title (ISO 4) Sankhya
Discipline Statistics
Language English
Publication details
Publisher Indian Statistical Institute (India)
Publication history 1933–present
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0972-7671
OCLC number 475703733

Sankhyā: The Indian Journal of Statistics is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal on statistics published by the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).

It was established in 1933 by Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, founding director of ISI, along the lines of Karl Pearson's Biometrika.[1] Mahalanobis was the founding editor-in-chief.[2]

Each volume of Sankhya consists of four issues, two of them are in Series A, containing articles on theoretical statistics, probability theory, and stochastic processes, whereas the other two issues form Series B, containing articles on applied statistics, i.e. applied probability, applied stochastic processes, econometrics, and statistical computing.[3]

Sankhya is considered as "core journal" of statistics by the Current Index to Statistics.[4]


  1. ^ Rao, C. R (1973). Prasantha Chandra Mahalanobis. 1893–1972 19. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. pp. 454–492. 
  2. ^ S. B. Rao. "Indian Statistical Institute – A Tradition". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sankhya Home". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Core Journal List" (PDF). Current Index to Statistics. p. 3. Retrieved 11 February 2013.