Announcement from Michael Lewis-Beck, Associate Editor, IJF.

Dear Fellow Election Forecasters,

The INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING has taken a special interest in political forecasting, and in aid of that has appointed me as Associate Editor. I have been asked to organize two sessions on US presidential election forecasting, for the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FORECASTING meetings, to be held in NYC, June, 2007. Please send me a proposal. The intention would be to PUBLISH the six papers selected in the April 2008 issue of the journal, assuming they met usual editorial conditions.

We are not seeking any particular methodological approach. In fact, all approaches are worthy of consideration, and a mix would make it more lively.

Officially, paper abstracts must be submitted by March 2, 2007, and official announcements of acceptance made by April 6, 2007.

Here is the link to the meeting: 27th Annual International Symposium on Forecasting.

This is a great opportunity to gain attention for our forecasting enterprise in a vital scientific community. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mike Lewis-Beck Associate Editor, IJF