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Aims and scope

GENUS is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of population sciences. Founded in 1934 by Corrado Gini, GENUS is among the oldest demography journals in Europe. GENUS publishes articles on topics that include, but are not limited to: family and fertility; ageing; health and mortality; migration and mobility; formal demography; historical demography; relations between population dynamics and biological, environmental, economic, and social change. Former Directors have been: Nora Federici (1965-1992), Antonio Golini (1993-2008), Graziella Caselli (2009-2010), and Viviana Egidi (2011-2018). GENUS is affiliated with Sapienza University of Rome and published under the auspices of the Italian Association for Population Studies (AISP).

AISP-Genus Early Career Award

The prize is awarded to the best three papers presented by an early-career scholar at the PopDays 2023 conference. The three finalist papers will be published – after successful peer-review– Open Access as a thematic series in Genus. The article must be submitted by email by the leading author to the address: no later than 15 March 2023.


Genus has been selected for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)!

Understand the costs and funding options - Fees and funding

Starting from 2019 through 2024, 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 before submitting their manuscripts.


Learn more about Genus

To find out more about Genus - Journal of Population Sciences, read the interview with Graziella Caselli published in the SpringerOpen blog.

Article collections


Thematic series
Students’ university mobility patterns in Europe
Edited by: Massimo Attanasio
Collection first published: 21 June 2021

Thematic series
Population perspectives and demographic methods to strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems
Edited by: Romesh Silva
Collection first published: 22 July 2021


Thematic series
Population dynamics and demography of Covid-19
Edited by: Viviana Egidi, Piero Manfredi
Collection first published: 16 April 2021


Thematic series
Changes in the sexual behaviour of young people
Edited by: Marcantonio Caltabiano, Alessandra De-Rose, Maria Castiglioni 
Collection first published: 24 May 2020


Thematic series
Advances in mortality forecasting
Edited by: Fanny Janssen
Collection first published: 27 September 2018

Call for Thematic Series

Genus welcomes proposals for Thematic Series on a suitable demographic theme. This is an invitation to scholars who are interested in editing a Thematic Series.

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