Technometrics Calls for Editor Applications

The American Statistical Association and American Society for Quality invite applications for the position of editor of Technometrics.

Technometrics contributes to the development and use of statistical methods in physical, chemical, and engineering sciences, as well as information sciences and technology. These include developments on the interface of statistics and computer science such as data mining, machine learning, and large databases. The journal places a premium on clear communication among statisticians and practitioners of these sciences and an emphasis on the application of statistical concepts and methods to problems that occur in these fields.

The Technometrics editor reviews new submissions and makes final decisions about which papers to accept for publication. The editor appoints the editorial board and works with them to handle the journal’s peer-review process. Papers submitted to Technometrics are refereed using a rigorous double-blind review system.

The editor prepares short articles about each issue’s highlights, which are published in Amstat News (in print or online), and writes an annual editor’s report, which is published in the journal.

The Technometrics editor is provided with an online manuscript submission and tracking system and given training in the use of the system. The system allows the editor to review papers and assign reviewers easily, as well as to generate reports. Editors also receive funds for office supplies used in the course of the editorship.

The editor receives significant assistance from the editorial coordinator, an independent contractor engaged by the ASA. The editor also works with the production editor to create each issue and ensure timely production and publication.

The editor works with the Technometrics Management Committee, which oversees and guides the operation of the journal. The committee chair represents the journal on the ASA’s Committee on Publications.

The new editor will serve from 2020 through 2022, with the transition beginning in 2019. During that year, the incoming editor will handle all new submissions to the journal.

Technometrics editors should be active members of the ASA and ASQ during their terms.


Applications for the editorship should be sent electronically to, and include a CV; the names of three references; and a letter of interest in the position that includes a brief statement of the candidate’s vision for the publication, directions the candidate would pursue, and contributions she or he would make if selected as editor.

The deadline for applications is December 10.