Since its founding in 1964, the journal Demography has mirrored the vitality, diversity, high intellectual standard and wide impact of the field on which it reports.

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from past to present, and reaching toward the future.

Published bimonthly, Demography is the flagship journal of the Population Association of America, reaching the membership of one of the largest professional demographic associations in the world.

  • Most cited journal in the field (source ISI)
    Number One Journal in Demography
    Official Journal of the Population Association of America (PAA)
    Characterized by the highest methodological standards for population-based research

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  • Mark D. Hayward
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.489 (2018)
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3.958 (2018)
Five year impact factor
431,316 (2019)
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  • Population Association of America (PAA)

    Founded in 1930, the Population Association of America (PAA) is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization established to promote the improvement, advancement and progress of the human race through research of problems related to human population. PAA members include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field. PAA membership has grown to 3,000, reflecting professional interest in the field.

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