Population Matters

Relaunch of our Journal

Relaunch of our Journal

The first edition of our relaunched publication, the Journal of Population Matters, will be issued in Spring 2015. This online, open-access journal will provide a hub for the reporting of developments and academic research on a myriad of population sustainability-related topics.


This cross-disciplinary approach will produce an essential resource for anyone who is interested in population issues. The journal will enable readers to gain a current and very comprehensive insight into relevant fields such as science, technology, philosophy, sociology and economics.

This is a call for:

Contributors and articles – we very much welcome the submission of articles from those whose research, specialisms or experiences are relevant to the journal’s remit

Reviewers – to write reviews of books or academic papers

Volunteers – proofreaders, resource researchers, etc.

Suggestions and ideas – input about what readers would like to see included in the journal

If you are interested in becoming involved, or have any questions, please contact the Editor, Cheryl Mills.


The Journal of Population Matters aims to facilitate open and evidence-based communication of population sustainability-related concerns, with the view to facilitate further research and development within the field. As such, the journal will promote the recognition and advancement of population sustainability as an intellectual discipline in its own right.

High-quality contributions will be carefully sought, reviewed and selected from a wide range of knowledgeable individuals and organisations. Contents will include research articles, book and academic paper reviews, speculative articles and features, all ranging from the technical to philosophical. Contributions from readers also will be included.

Example topics covered in the Journal of Population Matters include, but are not limited to:

• Optimum population size
• Population trends
• Resource sustainability
• Energy
• Green technology
• Housing
• Sociology
• Economics
• Public finances
• Politics
• Conflict
• Moral / ethical issues
• Science communication
• Culture
• Human rights and equality
• Public health
• Family planning
• Education
• Immigration
• Climate change
• Biodiversity loss
• Consumption

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