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Aims and Scope: Population and Environment

Population & Environment is the sole social science journal focused on interdisciplinary research on social demographic aspects of environmental issues.  The journal publishes cutting-edge research that contributes new insights on the complex, reciprocal links between human populations and the natural environment in all regions and countries of the world. Quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods contributions are welcome.

Disciplines commonly represented in the journal include demography, geography, sociology, human ecology, environmental economics, public health, anthropology and environmental studies. The journal publishes original research, research brief, and review articles.

Examples of relevant topics include:

Fertility and land availability, tenure systems * Mortality or morbidity and environmental, pollutant exposures * Migration and natural resource decline * Health, well-being and environmental implications of development * Social stratification and natural hazards * Quality of life and environmental amenities * Population redistribution and land use change * Population composition and energy consumption * Urbanization’s impact on environment and human health * Gender and environmental concern * Disease patterns and climate change * Demographic aspects of consumption-environment linkages.

Authors can make supplementary materials available with their online article.  These might include color maps, tables, videos, or datasets.

Population and Environment provides several submission categories:

- Research Article: A research article advances new knowledge while being thoroughly grounded in existing scholarship. These submissions must have a clear theoretical foundation, sound methodological approach, clear presentation of results and careful consideration of implications. Submissions for research articles should be double-spaced and no more than 25 pages in length (not including references, tables, figures).

- Research Brief: A research brief represents a more concise presentation appropriate for case studies, pilot research of sound methodology, or methodological advancements. Such submissions must include a succinct review of relevant literature as well as a clear statement as to the importance and implications of the research. Submissions for research briefs should be double-spaced and no more than 15 pages in length (not including references, tables, figures).

- Review Article: A review article provides a state of the art assessment of a specific topic. These submissions clearly define the scope of the review, describe a systematic approach to the literature, raise important theoretical, methodological, or analytic problems and their solutions. Submissions for review articles should be double-spaced and no more than 20 pages in length (not including references, tables, figures).   

In addition, Population and Environment welcomes proposals for special issues focused on innovative topics in the field. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief to propose a special issue.