Jonas Ranstam's website

  ORCID: 0000-0002-8287-7273 🔗

Jonas Ranstam BSc PhD is a former professor of medical statistics at Lund University, Sweden, and an internationally active medical statistical consultant with extensive experience from collaboration in randomised trials and epidemiological studies. He has for a long time had a particular interest in statistical reviewing, clinical trials, and chronic disease epidemiology and was in 2016 the overall winner of Publons' Sentinels of Science Awards. Of the more than 3 million researchers currently registered at Publons, Dr Ranstam is still the most experienced reviewer.

Statistical review is about evaluating empirical evidence. The statistical reviewer focuses on the uncertainty of the outcome of research projects, especially regarding the limitations imposed upon the findings by the specific research question, study design, data collection, and used statistical methods. Consequently, the evaluation of manuscripts based on subjective opinion instead of objective evidence, e.g. qualitative studies, hypothesis presentations, and case reports, does generally not benefit much from statistical reviewing. The reviewer can perhaps check that no unsubstantiated claims of objectivity and reproducibility are made, but an opinion need not be based on evidence.

Jonas Ranstam is a member of ISCB 🔗 and ISI 🔗.