## Journals Associated with the Department

The Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice was conceived and started in 2007 by Professor Sat Gupta, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Its editorial board boasts of some of the most eminent academics in the field of statistics such as C. R. Rao (Penn State), Joe Gani (Australian National University) and Pranab Sen (UNC Chapel Hill). In a very short period of less than five years, the journal has made tremendous progress having published special issues guest-edited by such eminent scholars as C. R. Rao, Joe Gani, Ben Kedem, Angela Dean and Sanpei Kageyama.

The main goal of JSTP is to publish expeditiously original research papers covering theory and applications of statistics. Each paper is refereed by two anonymous referees in addition to one of the Associate Editors. The usual turnaround time for the first review is 90 days. From time to time, the journal also publishes biographies of eminent statisticians in its Life and Work sequence. Some of the eminent statisticians/mathematicians who been featured include R. A Fisher, S. N. Roy, Leonhard Euler, Jack Kiefer, and Charles Heyde.

Effective March 2012, the journal will be published by Taylor and Francis and we look forward to continued growth and academic recognition for JSTP.

Sat Gupta serves as an Editor-in-cheif.

North Carolina Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (through the collaboration with UNCG library) is starting The North Carolina Journal of Mathematics and Statistics. The journal will publish high quality, refereed, open access articles and software from all areas of Mathematics and Statistics at no charge to the authors. Greg Bell, Maya Chhetri, Sat Gupta, Sebastian Pauli, Jan Rychtar, Filip Saidak, and Jerry Vaughan are the founding editors of the journal and the editorial board is slowly expanding to eventually include faculty from all NC universities.

Jan Rychtar will serve as the Editor-in-Chief.

Topology and its Applications is primarily concerned with publishing original research papers of moderate length. The mathematical focus of the journal is that suggested by the title: Research in Topology. It is felt that it is inadvisable to attempt a definitive description of topology as understood for this journal. Certainly the subject includes the algebraic, general, geometric, and set-theoretic facets of topology as well as areas of interactions between topology and other mathematical disciplines. Since the roles of various aspects of topology continue to change, the non-specific delineation of topics serves to reflect the current state of research in topology.

Jerry Vaughan serves as an Editor-in-Chief.