The Foundation of the African Society of Probability and Statistics (SPAS) is responsible for the African Journal of Probability and Statistics (JAFSA). This is one of its official journals.
The SPAS is a foundation in the administrative sense that the members do not contribute. It works through the donations of founding members. The founding members are those who give their time, their money and their works for the SPAS works well. They may be persons or institutions. The system of founding members works as an academy. The members already admitted do elect the others on the basis of demonstrated engagement and decication to the Society.
The SPAS is also a scholarly association in the sense that for all scientific activities are manage the activities by he committees that are set on a pure system of peer evaluation. The decisions of scientific committees, editorial committees, and similar committees are sovereign. The engagement in running the activities of the scociety is a mean to get and earn the quality founding membership.
Historically, SPAS was launched in 2005 by an initiative of Professor Gane Samb Lo of Gaston Berger University. This has been welcomed throughout the continent. The internet served as a vector.
The balance sheet of the SPAS is marked by three important points:
SPAS is at a crossroads. It must go to a validation phase. It is counting on all to strengthen the means and activities. The publication of the African Journal of Probability and Statistics (JAFSA) falls within this framework.
In summary, here are important elements to remember about the Foundation of the African Society of Probability and Statistics (SPAS)
The new website of the SAPS is being designed. It will be soon available again.