Journal overview


For over half a century, Population Studies has reported significant advances in methods of demographic analysis, conceptual and mathematical theories of demographic dynamics and behaviour, and the use of these theories and methods to extend scientific knowledge and to inform policy and practice.

The Journal’s coverage of this field is comprehensive: applications in developed and developing countries; historical and contemporary studies; quantitative and qualitative studies; analytical essays and reviews. The subjects of papers range from classical concerns, such as the determinants and consequences of population change, to such topics as family demography and evolutionary and genetic influences on demographic behaviour. Often the Journal’s papers have had the effect of extending the boundaries of its field.

Papers for publication and books for review should be submitted via Population Studies’ Manuscript Central site, at

Other editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

The Editors
Population Investigation Committee
Room PS201
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Telephone +44 (0)20-7955-7666
Fax +44 (0)207 955 6831


Contributors and readers include demographers, sociologists, economists, anthropologists, social statisticians, geographers, historians, epidemiologists, health scientists, and policy analysts.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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Volume 75, Issue sup1, 2021

75 years of Population Studies: A diamond anniversary special issue. Guest edited by Wendy Sigle, Alice Reid, Rebecca Sear