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Among the important scientific developments of the 20th century is the explosive growth in statistical reasoning and methods for application to studies of human health. Examples include developments in likelihood methods for inference, epidemiologic statistics, clinical trials, survival analysis, and statistical genetics. Substantive problems in public health and biomedical research have fueled the development of statistical methods, which in turn have improved our ability to draw valid inferences from data.

The objective of Biostatistics is to advance statistical science and its application to problems of human health and disease, with the ultimate goal of advancing the public's health. Biostatistics publishes papers that develop and apply innovative statistical methods to problems of human health and disease including basic biomedical sciences. It focuses on methods and applications.


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  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Journal
  • Author/Editor: Scott L Zeger and Peter J Diggle
  • ISSN: 1465-4644
  • Specialty:
    Mathematics
    Probability & Statistics
  • Language: English
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Coverage: March 2001 - Present
  • PDF Coverage: March 2001 - Present
  • Impact Factor*: 1.504
  • ISI JCR Ranking 2017 : 38/59 (MATHEMATICAL & COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY), 38/123 (STATISTICS & PROBABILITY)

*As stated by the 2017 ISI Journal Citation Reports®

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