Get involved with Significance

We are always on the lookout for new contributors to Significance – those who can provide us with a fresh and compelling take on anything statistical. Statistics has the power to explain the world around us and we want to seize upon the knowledge of this community to achieve this goal.

You could be a professor at a renowned university, a statistician working in industry, or a statistics undergrad: whatever your background, we are looking for writers with a passion for statistics and an ability to tell an interesting, insightful story. We want to tap into the analytical skills that all data professionals have. So whether your job description reads "data scientist", "data analyst" or "statistician", all contributions are welcome.

What are we looking for?

Take a look at our previous magazines or have a read through our latest web posts. These will give you an idea of the kind of articles we are looking for. The important thing to remember is we don’t publish academic reports in the traditional sense. Instead, we want our writers to use statistics to illuminate a chosen topic, so that our readers can understand that subject better. In this sense, Significance offers a platform for you to have some fun with your writing.

What topics are we looking for?

Almost everything, from clinical trials to cycling – statistics is such a broad field that there is no limit to what we can discuss in Significance. We want to know: How can a political event be put into context by looking at the available data? Is there a statistical solution to a social problem yet to be tried? What assumptions can be tested through statistical analysis? Does a newly-published statistical paper challenge an established orthodoxy?

How can I get involved?

Email a 200-word synopsis of an idea you have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our editor, Brian Tarran, will get back to you to discuss further.