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Social Sciences - Population Studies | Aims and Scope: Population and Environment

Aims and Scope: Population and Environment

Population and 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.

Population and Environment covers important international issues and embraces all the main fields in population studies and their environmental dimensions.  Quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods contributions are welcome.

Disciplines commonly represented include demography, geography, sociology, human ecology, environmental economics, public health, anthropology and environmental studies. 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..

- 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.

- Book Reviews: In general, book reviews are solicited. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief if you are interested in undertaking a review, or wish to recommend a publication to be reviewed.

In addition, Population and Environment welcomes proposals for thematically-clustered groups of submissions.