Address and contacts

General Secretary
Anne Shepherd
Population Investigation Committee
Room POR.2.01
London School of Economics
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE 

Tel: 020 7955 7666

Aims and scope

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.


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

Papers for publication

All manuscripts that seem suitable for consideration by the Journal are sent to two or more external referees for assessment. Electronic submissions are preferred.

However, in case of difficulty, papers may be submitted as attachments to|.

Books for review, and other editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

The Editors
Population Studies, Population Investigation Committee
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20-7955-7666
Fax: +44 (0)20-7955-6831

Publication details

Volume 59, 2005, three issues per year, published in March, July and November
ISSN Print 0032-4728 ISSN Online 1477-4747

Population Investigation Committee