Journal of Classification
The Journal of Classification presents original work in the field of classification, broadly defined. Articles support advances in methodology, while demonstrating compelling substantive applications. Articles advance understanding in many areas of classification including supervised classification, unsupervised classification (clustering), semi-supervised classification, statistical computing, statistical learning, numerical taxonomy, multivariate statistics, and machine learning. The journal also publishes comprehensive review articles; however, these are usually invited. Published three times a year, each issue typically comprises three sections: articles, short notes and comments, and software abstracts.
According to Hubert (2012), The Classification Society (then known as the Classification Society of North America) decided, in 1981, to establish a journal devoted to classification techniques. Following the work of several members – Hubert (2012) credits Douglas Carrol and Phipps Arabie in particular – the Journal of Classification was founded in 1984. The founding Editor-in-Chief was Phipps Arabie, who served from 1984 until 2011. There have been just three subsequent Editors-in-Chief: Willem Heiser (2002-2015); Douglas Steinley (2015-2020); and Paul McNicholas (2020-present).
The current Editor-in-Chief is Paul McNicholas, a Professor and Canada Research Chair at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. Members of the editorial board, including an editorial assistant and more than 20 associate editors, are listed here.
Hubert, L. (2012). ‘Phipps Arabie 1948–2011’. Journal of Classification 29 (3), 260-262.
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