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The Stata Journal has served as a hub for the collected wisdom of countless Stata users since 2001, continuing a tradition started with the publication of the first issue of the Stata Technical Bulletin in 1991. The Stata Journal includes peer-reviewed articles together with shorter notes and comments, regular columns, book reviews, and other material of interest for Stata users.

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Papers that help readers comprehend and apply cutting-edge statistical methods to their research.
  • Papers on the statistical properties of new or existing estimators, tests, and features of Stata that broaden the understanding of intermediate and advanced Stata users.
  • Papers that are interesting and useful, covering topics that are of practical importance to researchers yet are not often written about elsewhere. An example topic could be managing large datasets, with advice from hard-won experience.
  • Papers of interest to those teaching with Stata. Topics include examples of techniques with interpretation of results, simulations of statistical concepts, and overviews of subject areas.

With the Stata Journal, you will also learn and benefit from

  • Speaking Stata
    “Speaking Stata” by Nicholas J. Cox, geographer at Durham University and long-time Stata user, concentrates on the effective and fluent use of Stata as a language. Advice and detailed examples cover the commands, devices, habits, tricks, tactics, and strategies that make problem solving easier for the Stata user.
  • Tips
    Stata tips are very concise notes about Stata commands, features, or tricks that you may not yet have encountered. A tip draws attention to useful details about Stata or how to use Stata. Tips are brief—usually one or two printed pages. We welcome submissions of tips from readers, as well as suggestions for the kinds of tips you would like to see.
  • Indexing
    The Stata Journal has been added to four of Thomson Scientific’s citation indexes—the Science Citation Index Expanded, the CompuMath Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Stata Journal joins over 6,000 science, technical, mathematical, and statistical journals in these indexes and appears in cited reference search results. Learn more.

Statistical techniques and Stata features

The Stata Journal includes articles that cover a broad spectrum of statistical techniques. Whether you are a biostatistician, economist, social scientist, behavioral scientist, survey analyst, or just interested in rigorous applied statistical methods, you will find useful and insightful articles. Examples of topics discussed in past articles include the following:

  • Survival analysis
    Cure models • Competing-risks models • Parametric frailty models • Life-table estimation of relative survival • Censored data regression with pseudovalues • Flexible parametric models • Model comparison with Harrell's C and Somer's D • Joint longitudinal and survival data • Threshold regression • G-estimation • Data simulation • Aalen's linear hazards model
  • Interactive applications
    Stata and Google maps • Stata and Dropbox • Stata and Latex • Stata and Google keyhole markup • Stata and HTML • Importing financial data • Stata and Microsoft Office • Stata and web-based information systems • Multilingual datasets
  • Meta-analysis
    Multivariate random effects • Nonparametric trim and fill analysis • Missing data • Tests for bias and small-study effects • Simulation-based sample-size calculations • GLS for summarized dose–response data • Diagnostic accuracy with hierarchical logistic regression • Contour-enhanced funnel plots • Forest plots
  • Time series
    Simulations of ARIMA models • Long-run covariance and cointegration • X-12-ARIMA seasonal adjustment • Financial portfolio selection • Seasonal unit-root tests • Tests for serial correlation • Interrupted time-series analysis
  • Panel data and multilevel models
    Generalized linear mixed models • Dynamic panel-data models • Nonstationary panel-data models • Correlated random effects • Unbalanced panel-data estimation • Panel-data stochastic frontier models • Fixed-effect panel threshold models
  • Advanced methods
    Maximum simulated likelihood • Multivalued treatment effects • Propensity-score and nearest-neighbor matching • Multiple imputation • Principal coordinate analysis • Power and sample size • GLM measurement error and calibration • Instrumental variables and GMM • Semiparametric regression • Demand system estimation • Nonparametric bootstrap with shrinkage • Multivariate outlier detection • Kernel density • Bayesian model averaging • Blinder-Oaxaca decompositions • Quasi-least squares • Multivariate decomposition for nonlinear response
  • Graphics
    Manhattan plots • Marginal model plots • Quantile plots • Confidence ellipses • Distribution plots • Inverse response plots • Smile plots • Spine plots • Thematic maps • Link plots • Bland-Altman plots • Contour-enhanced funnel plots • Forest plots • Trellis plots • Venn diagrams • Chernoff faces

Sample articles

The Stata Journal includes articles covering a broad spectrum of statistical techniques and helpful advice for Stata users. Among the topics presented are survival analysis, panel data, time series, choice models, meta-analysis, treatment effects, semi-nonparametric estimation, simultaneous equation modeling, and general statistical and graphical analysis. Whether you are a biostatistician, economist, social scientist, behavioral scientist, survey analyst, or interested in rigorous applied statistical methods, you will find useful and insightful articles.

Estimation of nonstationary heterogeneous panels
E. F. Blackburne and M. W. Frank
Regression analysis of censored data using pseudo-observations
E. T. Parner and P. K. Andersen
Multivariate random-effects meta-regression: Updates to mvmeta
I. R. White
Data envelopment analysis
Y. Ji and C. Lee
Menu-driven X-12-ARIMA seasonal adjustment in Stata
Q. Wang and N. Wu
Stata utilities for geocoding and generating travel time and travel distance information
A. Ozimek and D. Miles
Using the margins command to estimate and interpret adjusted predictions and marginal effects
R. Williams
Stata tip 87: Interpretation of interactions in nonlinear models
M. Buis
Fitting fully observed recursive mixed-process models with cmp
D. Roodman
Causal inference with observational data
A. Nichols
Estimating the dose–response function through a generalized linear model approach
B. Guardabascio and M. Ventura
Creating and managing spatial-weighting matrices with the spmat command
D. M. Drukker, I. R. Prucha, and R. Raciborski
How to do xtabond2: An introduction to difference and system GMM in Stata
D. Roodman
Further development of flexible parametric models for survival analysis
P. C. Lambert and P. Royston
Maximum likelihood estimation of endogenous switching and sample selection models for binary, ordinal, and count variables
A. Miranda and S. Rabe-Hesketh
Stata tip 88: Efficiently evaluating elasticities with the margins command
C. F. Baum
Stata tip 81: A table of graphs
M. L. Buis and M. Weiss
Speaking Stata: Paired, parallel, or profile plots for changes, correlations, and other comparisons
N. J. Cox
riskplot: A graphical aid to investigate the effect of multiple categorical risk factors
M. Falcaro and A. Pickles
Speaking Stata: Axis practice, or what goes where on a graph
N. J. Cox