Taylor & Francis to publish CHANCE for American Statistical Association

 The American Statistical Association (ASA) and international publisher Taylor & Francis Group are pleased to announce that Taylor & Francis will publish CHANCE in full colour on behalf of the ASA beginning in 2012. CHANCE is the ASA’s quarterly magazine that brings statistics to everyday life.

Taylor & Francis GroupNot a technical magazine but rather a cultural record of the evolving field of statistics, CHANCE entertains and informs. It features easy-to-digest articles that showcase how statistical methods and ideas in the social, biological, physical, and medical sciences can be engaging, fun, and enlightening.

Since its creation in 1988, CHANCE has covered such topics as expert witnesses and the courts, teacher evaluations and student grades, the statistical history of the AIDS epidemic, election night predictions, racial profiling, counter-terrorism, and the hot hand in ice hockey.

Executive Editor Sam Behseta intends to continue serving the CHANCE audience by publishing highly engaging statistical articles with minimal use of equations and technical jargon. “The magazine will soon offer book reviews and exciting columns about ethics in statistics, statistical data privacy, and statistics education and pedagogy,” said Behseta.

On behalf of Taylor and Francis, Kevin Bradley, President, U.S. Journals, commented that “We are proud to add CHANCE to the T&F family of publications and I look forward to seeing the magazine’s expansion. We are pleased to be partnering with the ASA to bring CHANCE and the ASA journals to a broader and more international audience. The platform will serve the ASA and the scientific community well and we are grateful that the ASA has placed their confidence in us.”

CHANCE also sponsors The Statistics Forum, a blog that provides everyone the opportunity to participate in discussions about probability and statistics and their role in important and interesting topics. Interested parties can read the blog at