The Foundation for Open Access Statistics (FOAS) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation registered in California. We have applied for federal tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Section 501(c)(3). FOAS has a worldwide mission to promote free software, open access publishing, and reproducible research in statistics.

Currently, the Journal of Statistical Software is the only FOAS project. JSS has grown rapidly over the 15 years of its existence, in page count, quality, and impact. The journal does not charge fees to authors or to readers. It needs a more stable support structure to guarantee its continued existence and growth.

On the FOAS website you can join, and/or make financial contributions. We invite you to contribute ideas, projects, and materials for the FOAS site.

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