About the Journal

Aims and Scope

The aim of REVSTAT-Statistical Journal is to publish articles of high scientific content, developing Statistical Science focused on innovative theory, methods, and applications in different areas of knowledge. Important survey/review contributing to Probability and Statistics advancement is also welcome.

Editorial policy

REVSTAT-Statistical Journal is an open access blind peer-reviewed journal published quarterly, in English, by Statistics Portugal.

The editorial policy of REVSTAT is mainly placed on the originality and importance of the research. The whole submission and review processes for REVSTAT are conducted exclusively online on the journal’s webpage revstat.ine.pt based in Open Journal System (OJS). The only working language allowed is English. Authors intending to submit any work must register, login and follow the guidelines.

A research paper, even if correct, can be rejected if for example, it only presents straightforward special cases of previously published work or it has a low percentage of unique content after being screened for plagiarized content by journal editors.

There are no fees for publishing accepted manuscripts that will be made available in open access.

All articles consistent with REVSTAT aims and scope will undergo scientific evaluation by at least two reviewers, one from the Editorial Board and another external. Authors can suggest an editor or reviewer who is expert on the paper subject providing her/his complete information, namely: name, affiliation, email and, if possible, personal URL or ORCID number.

All published works in REVSTAT are open access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Also, in the context of archiving policy,  REVSTAT is a blue journal welcoming authors to deposit their works in other scientific repositories regarding the use of the published edition and providing its source.

 Journal prints may be ordered at expenses (fees) of the author(s), and prior to publication.

It can be ordered by email or purchased at Statistics Portugal. Each issue of REVSTAT – Statistical Journal costs € 9,00. Additional postage costs, if applicable, are as follows:
Portugal - €1,50; Europe €4,55; Rest of the world €7,15.

Abstract and Indexing services

REVSTAT-Statistical Journal is covered by Journal Citation Reports - JCR (Clarivate); DOAJ-Directory Of Open Access Journals; Current Index to Statistics; Google Scholar; Mathematical Reviews® (MathSciNet®); Zentralblatt für Mathematic; Scimago Journal & Country Rank; Scopus


Statistics Portugal started in 1996 the publication of the scientific statistical journal Revista de Estatística, in Portuguese, a quarterly publication whose goal was the publication of papers containing original research results, and application studies, namely in the economic, social and demographic fields. Statistics Portugal was aware of how vital statistical culture is in understanding most phenomena in the present-day world, and of its responsibilities in disseminating statistical knowledge.

In 1998 it was decided to publish papers in English. This step has been taken to achieve a larger diffusion, and to encourage foreign contributors to submit their work. At the time, the editorial board was mainly composed by Portuguese university professors, and this has been the first step aimed at changing the character of Revista de Estatística from a national to an international scientific journal. In 2001, the Revista de Estatística published a three volumes special issue containing extended abstracts of the invited and contributed papers presented at the 23rd European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS). During the EMS 2001, its editor-in-chief invited several international participants to join the editorial staff.
In 2003 the name changed to REVSTAT-Statistical Journal, published in English, with a prestigious international editorial board, hoping to become one more place where scientists may feel proud of publishing their research results.