BIOMETRICS is published quarterly in electronic form with print subscription available. Its general objective is to promote the use of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the biosciences through articles describing the development of novel biometrical techniques and their application to new and ongoing subject-matter challenges. A centerpiece of most Biometrics articles is a scientific application that sets scientific or policy objectives, motivates methods development and demonstrates their operation.
Papers in the journal appear in one of four sections. The Biometric Methodology section presents papers that focus on the development of new methods and results of use in the biosciences. The Biometric Practice section contains papers involving innovative applications of methods and providing practical contributions and guidance, biological insight, and/or significant new findings. Reader Reaction papers refer directly to articles previously published in the journal, and Letters to the Editors provide comments and suggestions on the journal and its content.
The Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES), is published jointly with the American Statistical Association (ASA). The mission of JABES is to contribute to the development and use of statistical methods in the agricultural sciences, the biological sciences including biotechnology, and the environmental sciences including sciences dealing with natural resources.
BIOMETRIC BULLETIN is a quarterly newsletter containing reports on Society and member activities, letters to the editor, editorial commentaries, and advertisements. The Bulletin provides a venue for members and others to express ideas on statistical and biometrical matters.
The Society sponsors the biennial International Biometric Conference (IBC), held in sites throughout the world, bringing together statisticians and others interested in the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods to the biosciences. The meeting program includes oral and poster presentations of methodological advances, applications to specific subject-matter challenges, and educational offerings.
Many Regions also sponsor regular conferences, alone or in cooperation with other Regions or societies with related missions. Both the International Conference and these Regional meetings afford members opportunities to present papers and to exchange ideas through formal presentations and informal contacts with fellow biometricians and other scientists.
Individuals can join the Society by sending a completed application to the regional Secretary in the appropriate geographical or regional area. IBS strongly recommends joining the Society through your local area Region or group. If there is no Region in your area, or for additional information about the Society, view the membership information page.
An annual membership include electronic subscriptions to Biometrics, JABES and the Biometric Bulletin, as well as a variety of other benefits. Fees are determined separately by each Region and are paid directly to the Regional Treasurer or National Secretary. Fees collected by the Regions include a payment by each Region to the Business Office to cover societal expenses.