Skip to main content


Journal of Population Sciences

Genus Cover Image

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).

Refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants. Characteristics, trends, determinants, consequences

GENUS is calling for submissions to our latest collection on Refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants. Characteristics, trends, determinants, consequences.

Interest in the role that grandparents play in family life has grown considerably over the last decades as populations age.

Take a look at Genus' latest Thematic series, Italian grandparenthood within the European context, which investigates the demography of grandparenthood and implications of grandparenting.

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)!


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
Refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants. Characteristics, trends, determinants, consequences
Edited by: Manuela Stranges, Elena Ambrosetti
Collection first published: 01 May 2023


Thematic series
Italian grandparenthood within the European context
Edited by:  Karen F. Glaser, Marco Albertini, Bruno Arpino, Cecilia Tomassini, University of Molise 
Collection first published: 27 November 2021

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.

Understand the costs and funding options - Fees and funding

GENUS is a 100% Gold Open Access journal. APCs are charged on article acceptance. For further details, see our article-processing charge webpage.

Publishing is not without costs; however, authors do not typically pay the fee themselves, and the way your APC is covered has no bearing on the editorial outcome of your submission.

Did you know that there are almost 200 open access article processing charge (APC) funds available to researchers worldwide? Many funding bodies require that research publications resulting from their grants are made freely available to all. By publishing your research with us you fully comply with open access mandates, and the publishing costs may be entirely covered by the research grant. This means that you won’t have to pay any publishing fee and you retain the copyright. Check here how to discover more..

You may also be eligible for a waiver/discount, based on unavailability of research funding and/or country of origin. Click here to discover more.

Are you still unable to find coverage for your article? SpringerOpen offers a free funding and support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit the OA funding and policy support page to learn more about our email support service.


From 2019 to 2024, Sapienza University is fully sponsoring a number of articles. In 2023, AISP is also contributing to the journal sponsorship plan. Authors with no Open Access funding can request the sponsorship by contacting Daniele Vignoli before submitting the manuscript.

Affiliated with

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.260 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.914 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    12 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    192 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    1,305 Altmetric mentions