Focus and Scope

The Journal of Population and Social Studies (JPSS) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal published by the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University. The Journal of Population and Social Studies (JPSS) ceased its hard copy publication in 2013, became an online-only journal since 2014, and currently publishes 4 issues per year. Yet, the Journal of Population and Social Studies (JPSS) continues to be a free* of charge journal for publication.

The Journal of Population and Social Studies (JPSS) welcomes contributions from the fields of demography, population studies, and other related disciplines, including health sciences, sociology, anthropology, population economics, population geography, human ecology, political science, statistics, and methodological issues. The article subjects range from population and family changes, population aging, sexuality, gender, reproductive health, population and environment, population and health, migration, urbanization and Labour, determinants and consequences of population changes to social and behavioral aspects of population.

We aim to provide a platform for the researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners, and graduate students from all around the world to share knowledge on the empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews, and book reviews that are of interest to the academic community, policy-makers, and practitioners.

(Note: * See publication fee)

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are first reviewed internally by the JPSS editors. Those that meet the journal's requirements for content, language, overall length, and format of citations and references will be sent for external peer review. The JPSS uses a 'double-blind' peer review process where neither the authors nor the reviewers know each other's identity. The review process usually takes about 6-8 weeks. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.