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Journal of Official Statistics - Call for Papers

Special Issue on “Nonresponse”


The Journal of Official Statistics seeks submissions for a 2010 special issue of the journal devoted to nonresponse. In 2010 the International Workshop of Household Survey Nonresponse is coming of age. The Nonresponse Workshop was founded in 1990 in Stockholm by Professor Robert Groves, Professor Lars Lyberg, and Dr. Bob Barnes. Since then the problem of nonresponse in households as well as establishment surveys has drastically increased. It is time to summarize what has been learned, and to add a fresh perspective of what can be done differently in the future. As is the tradition within the Nonresponse Workshop context, the special issue will focus on nonresponse in household surveys. Papers selected for the special issue will be featured at the 2010 Nonresponse Workshop, which is held 30th August - 1st September 2010 in Nürnberg, Germany. For this special issue we welcome manuscripts on various aspects of nonresponse, including (but not restricted to):

  • Developments in nonresponse research over the last 21 years
  • Strategies for reducing nonresponse in household surveys
  • Strategies for dealing with nonresponse bias in household surveys
  • Trade-offs between nonresponse reduction and nonresponse adjustment
  • Studies assessing nonresponse processes and nonresponse biases
  • Studies assessing the role of interviewers in the contact and cooperation processes
  • Survey climate issues
  • Nonresponse in multi-mode surveys
  • Developments in nonresponse adjustment techniques
  • Developments in theories of nonresponse in household surveys
  • Measurement of nonresponse outcomes and processes
  • Item versus unit nonresponse

The deadline for manuscript submissions is May 31, 2010. To submit a manuscript, please follow the manuscript preparation instructions provided at the journal’s website It should be clearly stated in the cover letter that the manuscript is for consideration of the nonresponse special issue. Submissions will be peer-reviewed in line with normal journal practice. For queries about this special issue, please feel free to contact the special guest editors, Annelies Blom and Frauke Kreuter at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .