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Journal of Population Sciences

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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.

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

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. 

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.


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