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.

Brings in the environmental aspects centrally into demographic scholarship

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  • Elizabeth Fussell
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2.439 (2019)
Impact factor
2.889 (2019)
Five year impact factor
44 days
Submission to first decision
283 days
Submission to acceptance
98,492 (2020)
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Volume 42

Issue 4, June 2021

Demographic Responses to Changes in the Natural Environment

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