Founded in 1967 with the name "Rivista di Statistica Applicata", it was re-founded in 1989, when it took its current name, Applied Statistics - Italian Journal of Applied Statistics. It is a quarterly journal for the dissemination of research results - in empirical, methodological, epistemological and computational contexts - in the field of applied statistics.

The online version of the journal is also available, with the same numbering as the printed journal.