The North American Actuarial Journal (NAAJ)


The NAAJ recognizes 2016 Best Paper

The North American Actuarial Journal Editorial Board is pleased to announce the Annual Prize for the best paper published in 2016. The winning paper, “Empirical Evidence on the Use of Credit Scoring for Predicting Insurance Losses with Psycho-social and Biochemical Explanations,” was written by Linda L. Golden, Patrick L. Brockett, Jing Ai, and Bruce Kellison and published in Volume 20, Issue 3 of the NAAJ. An Annual Prize of $500 and a plaque are awarded to the author(s) writing the best eligible paper published in the NAAJ. Past winners can be found here.

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The NAAJ Expands its Reach, Now Included in the ESCI

The NAAJ has been selected as a listing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a new index in the Web of Science Core Collection.

Inclusion in the ESCI will expand the citation universe for the NAAJ, making it more visible to readers. Most significantly, any citations to the NAAJ will now be discovered by, and included in, the citation count of other journals in other citation indices such as the Social Science Citation Index, for example. To be included in various indexes is increasingly important to the assessment of the quality of a journal and the standing of the researchers whose papers are subsequently published in this publication genre. An additional benefit of the listing is that others will be prompted to cite the NAAJ in their research papers as well, which again extends the reach of this scholarly journal.

Inclusion in the ESCI also elevates the quality of the NAAJ and further increases the international recognition of this prestigious journal, broadening the ability to solicit distinguished authors worldwide, as well as top-tier papers.

Patrick L. Brockett, Ph.D. named Editor of North American Actuarial Journal

About the NAAJ

The North American Actuarial Journal (NAAJ) is the premier publication of the Society of Actuaries as its only refereed journal. In addition to the Society membership, it serves the international, scientific, academic, business and governmental communities, making it the most widely distributed actuarial journal. The NAAJ scientifically addresses the domestic and international problems, interests and concerns of actuaries, their customers, and public policy decision makers.

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