As the flagship journal of China Population Association, this journal provides an international platform for discussions on topics related to various population phenomena and development issues. The journal, hosted by China Population and Development Research Center, features the international perspective on the field of population studies. This journal publishes original research papers including empirical studies, theoretical and methodological analysis, policy reviews, and survey reports in population and development related fields. Interdisciplinary perspectives are also encouraged to help improving understandings of demographic dynamics as well as refining research methods. This journal follows a double-blind peer review procedure.

Relevant topic areas include but are not limited to:
•Demography and population studies
•Population policy and planning
•Population and health
•International and internal migration
•Ageing and population dynamics
•Fertility, fertility preference, sex ratio at birth
•Population Economics
•Comparative population studies
•Modeling and projection
•Social science methods and methodology
•Population Sociology

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  • Zhenzhen Zheng
Executive Editor-in-Chief
  • Hongyan Liu
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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64,695 (2021)

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  • Call for papers: Special issue on Unmet Need for Contraception and Unintended Pregnancy

    In this special issue, we are looking for papers on the theme of contraceptive use, unmet need for contraception and unintended pregnancy. The papers can be empirical, theoretical, commentary contributions; full length or short descriptive. We would like to invite submission of papers that address contraceptive use and pregnancy intention, including investigating the relationship between unmet need for contraception and unintended pregnancy, and identifying factors contributing to unmet need for contraception and unintended pregnancy. Comparative studies across countries, or between Asia and other regions, are encouraged. 

  • Special Issue on Second Demographic Transition in Asia

    The concept of second demographic transition (SDT), which was initially coined to explain the demographic situation in European countries after the completion of the first demographic transition (FDT) in the 1960s, has received increasing attention recently among the Asian scholars in an attempt to examine the population changes occurred in many of the Asian populations in the 21st century in particular along with the socioeconomic development and the below-replacement fertility.

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