December 2009 cover
|Circulation||28,000 (September 2010)|
|First issue||March 2004|
|Country||United Kingdom/United States|
Significance, established in 2004, is a bimonthly magazine published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA). It publishes articles on topics of statistical interest presented at a level suited for a general audience. It is not a research journal and articles are not peer reviewed. The founding editor-in-chief was Helen Joyce. The current editor is Brian Tarran. Significance replaced the RSS's journal, The Statistician.
In addition to ordinary articles in the magazine, additional "virtual issues" (collections of articles on a particular subject area) are made available online. Having been launched as a quarterly magazine, Significance changed to a bimonthly frequency in 2011.
Members of both the RSS and the ASA receive the magazine as part of their membership. In January 2015, the RSS and ASA decided to make the magazine issues available to the public free of charge a year after their publication.
- "Significance Magazine—An ASA and RSS Partnership | Amstat News". American Statistical Association. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
- "Author guidelines". Significance. Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
- "Helen Joyce". The Guardian (London).
- "Report of the Council for the session 2002-2003. Council Report". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series D 52 (4): 603. 2003. doi:10.1046/j.0039-0526.2003.02062.x.
- "Virtual issues". Significance. Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
- "Opening the archives: a significant development". www.statslife.org.uk. Retrieved 20 February 2015.