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Activity Number: 88
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Sunday, July 31, 2016 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sponsor: ENAR
Abstract #321338
Title: The Future of the Journal Biostatistics
Author(s): Dimitris Rizopoulos and Jeffrey Leek*
Companies: Erasmus University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Keywords: Biostatistics ; github ; bioRxiv ; twitter ; data science

Biostatistics was founded in 2000 to be a place where biostatisticians could contribute methods and ideas that would substantively advance scientific fields. Incredible papers have been published in the journal including: (1) The paper introducing one of the most popular normalization methods for microarrays of all time, RMA; (2) The paper introducing the graphical lasso, one of the most widely used methods for inferring graphs from data; (3) The paper introducing circular binary segmentation, one of the most widely used methods for DNA copy number inference.

Biostatistics was the first journal to have a reproducibility policy and badge for making a paper fully reproducible. Starting in January 2016, Dimitris Rizopolous and Jeff Leek took over as co-editors of the journal We want to make Biostatistics a home for the diversity of contributions that statisticians and data scientists can make in this era. We want to be a home for real solutions that are well documented, well evaluated, and available to the world. Come hear about our plans for the future of the journal and our goals of integrating modern tools like Github, Overleaf, Biorxiv, and social media.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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