“Editorial” published in The R Journal.

Simon Urbanek https://journal.r-project.org (University of Auckland)

On behalf of the editorial board, I am pleased to present Volume 15 Issue 4 of the R Journal.

This is my last issue as Editor-in-Chief. Mark van der Loo takes over as Editor-in-Chief for 2024, having served as an Executive Editor since 2022 and as Associate Editor since 2021.

Catherine Hurley recently finished her Editorial board term. She has been leading the expansion to four issues a year as the first Editor-in-Chief to oversee the process, and worked tirelessly to reduce the turn-around times despite an increasing numer of submissions.

The articles in this issue have been carefully copy edited by Adam Bartonicek, Chase Robertson and Taylor Lee.

In this issue

News from CRAN, the R core Development Team, Forwards Taskforce and the R Foundation are included in this issue.

This issue features 16 contributed research articles the majority of which relate to R packages on a diverse range of topics. All packages are available on CRAN. Supplementary material with fully reproducible code is available for download from the Journal website.

0.1 CRAN packages used

SIMEXBoost, binGroup2, multiocc, singR, RobustCalibration, glmmPen, sMSROC, openalexR, exvatools, PLreg, PNAR, success

0.2 CRAN Task Views implied by cited packages


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Urbanek, "Editorial", The R Journal, 2023

BibTeX citation

  author = {Urbanek, Simon},
  title = {Editorial},
  journal = {The R Journal},
  year = {2023},
  note = {https://journal.r-project.org/news/RJ-2023-4-editorial},
  volume = {15},
  issue = {4},
  issn = {2073-4859},
  pages = {3-4}