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Journal of Population Sciences

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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 GENUS's 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).  

Understand the costs and funding options - Fees and funding

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 before submitting their manuscripts.


Article collections

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

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.

Call for Papers: Thematic Series on Students' University Mobility Patterns in Europe

This Genus Thematic Series aims to offer an examination of the dynamics and demographics and socio-economic implications of the students’ university mobility at a range of geographic, socio-economic, and temporal scales.

This thematic series will describe the dimension of the students’ university mobility at a European level   focusing on domestic or inter-country mobility for undergraduate, master, and PhD level. Focus is on the drivers of the mobility in terms of push and pull factors, with different perspectives, as national and/or European level, gender, job placement, field of study, socio-economic implications, migration chain, temporal patterns, return migration, motivation, relationship between within and between countries/regions, relationship with the university  “quality” of the universities, socio-demographic implications of the mobility from the origin region/country. Contributions that address the topic from a life course perspective are welcome.

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2020

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.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Feature collection: Advances in mortality forecasting

Within the field of mortality forecasting, various advances have taken place in recent years. These advances began with the development of  extensions and alternatives for the Lee-Carter model.  Additional important advances include the further development of coherent or multi-population forecasting methods, the inclusion of epidemiological evidence in the mortality forecast, and the development of different approaches to do so. In addition, we have recently witnessed the use of different measures beyond age-specific mortality rates for the mortality forecast. This collection explores these recent advances in mortality forecasting, particularly research dealing with coherent mortality forecasting and with including additional epidemiological information in mortality. 

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