The Journal of Actuarial Practice is edited by Colin Ramsay of the University
of Nebraska Actuarial Science Program. I don't know if the University is
"behind" the Journal in any sense, but Colin certainly is. It has published
eight volumes so far (two per year for the last four years) and includes
articles on casualty, life, and pension topics. The most recent issue had
three casualty-related papers out of six in the issue: one on determining
reserves for WC high deductible programs (by Jerome Siewert FCAS of Wausau),
one on TPA service pricing (by Hou-Wen Jeng ACAS of Nationwide), and one on
forecasting IBNR counts (by Louis Doray PhD of the University of Montreal).
The intention of the Journal is to cover topics that are useful in practice;
the theoretical content of the articles varies widely.
Full disclosure: I am an Associate Editor of the Journal, which in practice
means that I referee maybe one published article per issue (and occasionally
one that doesn't make the cut).
Hope this helps. Feel free to email me for more info, or contact Colin
directly (his address is in the Academic Correspondents section of the CAS
I know that the North American Actuarial Journal is sponsored by the SOA
and don't want to re-start the thread we had on that subject a few months
back- but what is the Journal of Actuarial Practice? I got a letter from
them inviting me to submit a paper and all I know is that it's published by
Absalom Press in Nebraska.
Is there a university behind it? Who's sponsoring it?
MBA, Inc.- Consultants in Casualty Actuarial Science