Mission: The institute of mathematical statistics is an international professional society devoted to the development and dissemination of the theory and application of statistics and probability. Its activities include sponsorship of journals and other scientific publications, organization of scientific meetings and cooperation with other scientific organizations.
Programs: Publication, editorial and shipping for all publications. The scientific journals are the annals of applied probability, the annals of applied statistics, the annals of probability, the annals of statistics, and statistical science. The ims bulletin is the news organ of the institute. Jointly with other organizations, the institute publishes the electronic journal of probability, electronic communications in probability, electronic journal of statistics, journal of computational and graphical statistics, probability surveys, statistics surveys and current index to statistics. On behalf of other organizations, the institute produces stochastic systems, bayesian analysis, bernoulli, bernoulli news, brazilian journal of probability and statistics, and annales de l'institut henri poincare (b) probabilites et statistiques.
the ims sponsors and co-sponsors several meetings including: the joint statistical meetings, the ims annual meeting, enar/ims meeting, wnar/ims meeting, stochastic processes and their applications, ims china annual meeting, the ims asia-pacific rim meeting and mcmski.
the institute publishes several book series including, the ims lecture notes - monograph series and ims collections, ims monographs, ims textbooks, and nsf-cbms regional conference series in probability and statistics. Currently the ims has a total of 85 books among these series.