Re: Journal of Actuarial Practice?
KATHY GILE ( email@example.com )
Tue, 05 Aug 1997 18:28:26 -0500
Regina Berens wrote:
> 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?
> Regina Berens
> MBA, Inc.- Consultants in Casualty Actuarial Science
As others have noted, the Journal of Actuarial Practice is edited
by Colin Ramsay, a professor at Nebraska. It has also been noted that
a good percentage of the papers are on P/C topics and are aimed at
PRACTICAL use. Naturally, the actual usefulness varies from paper to
paper, but I think it does a better job in this respect than do the
PCAS, TSA (especially!) or its new successor, NAAJ.
The Journal IS a refereed journal. My disclosure: I have published
one paper with the Journal on a P/C topic, have refereed several
on P/C topics, am an FSA doing P/C work for the last 10 years,
and am not a member of the CAS.
I think this Journal is an excellent alternative for both SOA and
CAS members to submit papers in subject matter in which they have
The link to the Journal is