Publishes the latest peer reviewed international research to inform the safety, quality, outcomes and experiences of pregnancy, birth and maternity care for childbearing women, their babies and families. The journal’s publications support midwives and maternity care providers to explore and develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes informed by best available evidence.
Midwifery provides an international, interdisciplinary forum for the publication, dissemination and discussion of advances in evidence, controversies and current research, and promotes continuing education through publication of systematic and other scholarly reviews and updates. Midwifery articles cover the cultural, clinical, psycho-social, sociological, epidemiological, education, managerial, workforce, organizational and technological areas of practice in preconception, maternal and infant care, maternity services and other health systems.
Publication frequency: Monthly
Population, Space and Place
Population, Space and Place aims to be the leading English-language research journal in the field of population geography and in geographical population studies. This implies all submitted papers should have a geographical or spatial component. It intends to:
- Inform population researchers of the best theoretical and empirical research on topics related to population, space and place
- Promote and further enhance the international standing of population research through the exchange of views on what constitutes best research practice
- Facilitate debate on issues of policy relevance and encouragesi the widest possible discussion and dissemination of the applications of research on populations
- Review and evaluate the significance of recent research findings and provide an international platform where researchers can discuss the future course of population research
- Provide a forum for population researchers to assess and apply philosophical and methodological developments in the social and behavioural sciences
- Encourage quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches to population research
The scope of the journal is international, covering developed and less developed countries and embracing all the main fields of interest in population studies, including:
- Population and society
- Fertility, mortality and migration
- Quantitative and qualitative methods of population analysis
- Ageing populations
- Census analysis
- Spatial demography
- Population policies
- Theory and population
- Population distribution and change
- Population and development
Publishing frequency: 8 times a year
Population Studies: A Journal of Demography
For over half a century, Population Studies has reported significant advances in methods of demographic analysis, conceptual and mathematical theories of demographic dynamics and behaviour, and the use of these theories and methods to extend scientific knowledge and to inform policy and practice.
The Journal’s coverage of this field is comprehensive: applications in developed and developing countries; historical and contemporary studies; quantitative and qualitative studies; analytical essays and reviews. The subjects of papers range from classical concerns, such as the determinants and consequences of population change, to such topics as family demography and evolutionary and genetic influences on demographic behaviour. Often the Journal’s papers have had the effect of extending the boundaries of its field.
Publishing frequency: 3 times a year
Population Research and Policy Review
Provides a broad, interdisciplinary coverage of population research, and offers an up to date and solid basis of information on the policy implications of recent research relevant to the causes and consequences of changing population size and composition. PRPR is the only demography journal that publishes work using ethnographic methods, comparative-historical methods, discourse analysis, and others.
Coverage includes demographic, economic, social, political and health research papers and related contributions which are based on either the direct scientific evaluation of particular policies or programs, or general contributions to advance knowledge that informs policy and program development. The journal publishes top quality material of interest to professionals working in the fields of population, and those fields which intersect and overlap with population studies.
Publishing frequency: 6 times a year
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.
Authors whose work is published in Demography benefit from the wide audience of population scientists their research will reach. Also in 2011 Demography remains the most cited journal among population studies and demographic periodicals.
Publishing frequency: Quarterly
Population and Environment
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. The journal 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
Publishing frequency: Quarterly
Delivering a holistic view of the pandemic, The Lancet HIV publishes original research, comment, and correspondence that unifies clinical, epidemiological, and operational disciplines across a single vision of health for those living with HIV. The journal will cover innovative treatments and the biological research underpinning such developments, novel methods of service delivery, and new ways of confronting HIV/AIDS worldwide.
Publishing frequency: Monthly
Journal of Population Research
Publishes peer-reviewed papers on demography and population-related issues. International in scope, the journal presents original research papers, perspectives, review articles and shorter technical research notes. The range of coverage extends to substantive empirical analyses, theoretical works, applied research and contributions to methodology. The journal also offers special issues arising from conferences and other meetings.
Publishing frequency: Quarterly
Journal of Adolescence
An international, broad based, cross-disciplinary journal that addresses issues of professional and academic importance concerning development between puberty and the attainment of adult status within society. It provides a forum for all who are concerned with the nature of adolescence, whether involved in teaching, research, guidance, counseling, treatment, or other services.
The aim of the journal is to encourage research and foster good practice through publishing both empirical and clinical studies as well as integrative reviews and theoretical advances. The Journal of Adolescence is essential reading for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and youth workers in practice, and for university and college faculty in the fields of psychology, sociology, education, criminal justice, and social work.
Research Areas Encompassed:
- Adolescent development with particular emphasis on personality, social, and emotional functioning
- Effective coping techniques for the demands of adolescence
- Disturbances and disorders of adolescence
- Treatment approaches and other interventions
Publishing frequency: 8 issues a year
European Journal of Population
Aims to improve understanding of population phenomena by giving priority to work that contributes to the development of theory and method, and that spans the boundaries between demography and such disciplines as sociology, anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, epidemiology and other sciences contributing to public health. Contributors come from around the world, and the coverage includes both European and non-European countries.
The journal addresses a broad public of researchers, policy makers and others concerned with population processes and their consequences.
Publishing frequency: Quarterly