The first issue of the Statistical Review of Lower and Oplolean Silesia journal was published in 1991.

The short history of the journal is presented in the foreword. “The changes in the socio-economic life of Lower Silesia and Opole region caused the Council of Wrocław Branch of Polish Statistical Society to publish Statistical Review of Lower and Opole Silesia, starting from the year 1991.

This idea could come to life thanks to the generous help of directors of Voivodeship Statistical Offices in Jelenia Góra, Legnica, Wałbrzych and Wrocław, with a special involvement of the director of Statistical Office in Wrocław”.

            Jacek Kaleta was the director of Statistical Office in Wrocław, while the real founder of this journal was Szyja Bronsztejn (1923 – 1995). He was its first Editor-in- Chief. They both played a very important role in the development of statistics in Poland. Bronsztejn’s short biography was presented in the fifth issue (1996) of the journal.

            Starting in the year 2002 the journal has been published with a new layout and under a new title: Silesian Statistical Review. Together with Statistical Review (Przegląd Statystyczny) and Statistical News (Wiadomości Statystyczne), Silesian Statistical Review is now one of three main journals in Poland dedicated to general statistical problems.

            The initial goal of the founders was to dedicate the journal to “ecological problems, demographic issues as well as social and economic well-being”. To this day the journal’s profile has exactly been the same. General methodological issues are discussed, as well as the applications of various statistical methods in solving real social and economic problems. Special attention is given to two important topics: quality of life and theoretical and practical issues of actuarial statistics. Historical essays are included on regular bases.

Amongst the authors are some prominent experts in the fields of quality of life, history of science and statistics, sustainable development and dissemination of knowledge.