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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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 March 2023.
The prospective power of personality for childbearing: a longitudinal study based on data from Germany
Congressional symmetry: years remaining mirror years served in the U.S. House and Senate
Measuring the effect of employment uncertainty on fertility in low-fertility contexts: an overview of existing measures
Gendered division of housework and childcare and women’s intention to have a second child in Spain
The validity of astrological predictions on marriage and divorce: a longitudinal analysis of Swedish register data
Socioeconomic development and life expectancy relationship: evidence from the EU accession candidate countries
Social relations and life satisfaction: the role of friends
The impact of increasing education levels on rising life expectancy: a decomposition analysis for Italy, Denmark, and the USA
Catching up! The sexual behaviour and opinions of Italian students (2000–2017)
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.
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
Students’ university mobility patterns in Europe
Edited by: Massimo Attanasio
Collection first published: 21 June 2021
Population perspectives and demographic methods to strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems
Edited by: Romesh Silva
Collection first published: 22 July 2021
Population dynamics and demography of Covid-19
Edited by: Viviana Egidi, Piero Manfredi
Collection first published: 16 April 2021
Changes in the sexual behaviour of young people
Edited by: Marcantonio Caltabiano, Alessandra De-Rose, Maria Castiglioni
Collection first published: 24 May 2020
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.
Annual Journal Metrics
1.475 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.814 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
2.7 - CiteScore
53 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
68 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)
234 days from submission to acceptance
37 days from acceptance to publication
239,669 downloads (2021)
615 Altmetric mentions (2021)
- ISSN: 2035-5556 (electronic)