Aims and scope
GENUS - Journal of Population Sciences - is an open access peer-reviewed journal published by Springer on behalf of the Sapienza University of Rome. Founded in 1934 by Corrado Gini, GENUS has always adopted an interdisciplinary approach to population studies. In keeping with the times – particularly in 1965-1992 under Nora Federici, and in 1993-2008 under Antonio Golini as directors – an increasing number of articles have been published on general population theories, population dynamics and mathematical demography. Graziella Caselli has directed the journal in the period 2009-2010, continuing as Editor in Chief since then. Viviana Egidi was appointed Director in Chief in 2011 and has maintained the direction till 2018.
The journal has an interdisciplinary focus by publishing articles of “pure” demography and articles aiming to further a better knowledge of the interrelationship between demography and biological, social and economic phenomena, connected with the evolution of the population. GENUS promotes open dialogue across cultural, ideological and at times theoretical walls in the attempt to understand the complexities underlying population issues.
GENUS is published under the auspices of AISP - Italian Association for Population Studies.
Why publish your article in Genus?
Genus's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Genus offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Genus and SpringerOpen.
Online publication in Genus gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Genus are included in article alerts and regular email updates.
In addition, articles published in Genus may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Genus.
Authors of articles published in Genus retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).
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All articles published by the Genus are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in the Genus you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.
For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.
Open access publishing is not without costs. Genus therefore levies an article-processing charge of £755.00/$1180.00/€960.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.
If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
SpringerOpen provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
Starting from 2019 through 2021, Sapienza University is fully sponsoring a number of articles. Authors with no open access funding at their institution can request that the article processing charge (APC) is paid via Sapienza University, and they need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting their manuscripts.
All articles published in Genus are included in:
- ProQuest Central
- Google Scholar
The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink.
Citing articles in Genus
Articles in Genus should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Journal Abbreviation [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Diagn Pathol 2009, 1:115.
1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
All manuscripts submitted to Genus should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.
Once your article is accepted, it will be processed by production and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication. If you have any concerns or particular requirements please contact the Journal.
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Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.