Focus and Scope

The Journal of Population and Social Studies (JPSS), an esteemed open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, has established itself as a leading scholarly publication. In 2013, JPSS ceased its hard copy publication, transitioning to an online-only format the following year. Presently, JPSS presents an impressive compilation of approximately 48 articles per volume annually.

JPSS actively encourages contributions from a diverse range of disciplines, notably demography, population studies, and other interconnected fields, including health sciences, sociology, anthropology, population economics, population geography, human ecology, political science, statistics, and methodological issues. The breadth of article subjects encompasses population and family dynamics, population aging, sexuality, gender, reproductive health, population-environment interactions, population health, migration, urbanization, labor, the determinants and consequences of population changes, as well as the intricate social and behavioral aspects of population.

Our primary objective is to establish a robust platform that facilitates the dissemination of empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews, and book reviews. This platform serves as an avenue for researchers, academicians, professionals, practitioners, and graduate students from all corners of the globe to share their knowledge. These contributions hold significant value for the academic community, policy-makers, and practitioners, fostering a richer understanding of population-related matters.

Peer Review Process

Upon manuscript submission, all papers undergo a rigorous internal review conducted by the esteemed editors of JPSS. Only manuscripts that meet JPSS's meticulous criteria regarding content quality, linguistic proficiency, overall length, and adherence to citation and reference formatting guidelines proceed to the next stage. These selected manuscripts are then subjected to an external peer review process, following a 'double-blind' approach, ensuring the anonymity of both authors and reviewers.

The double-blind peer review process implemented by JPSS entails shielding the identities of the authors and reviewers from one another. This impartial procedure aims to ensure objectivity and unbiased evaluation of the manuscript's scholarly merit. The review process typically spans a duration of approximately 6 to 8 weeks, allowing ample time for comprehensive assessment and thoughtful consideration of the manuscript's contributions to the field.

Open Access Policy

JPSS adheres to the fundamental principle of immediate open access, recognizing that unrestricted access to research findings fosters a profound global exchange of knowledge. By removing barriers to accessing scholarly content, we affirm our commitment to facilitating the dissemination of research to a broad audience, empowering individuals worldwide to engage with and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.