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Population Horizons

Analysis and debate on policy questions raised by population change

Population Horizons represents a forum for analysis and debate on the many complex and contested policy questions that are raised by the prospect of population change. Our aim is to combine the reasoned exploration of differences of opinion about how society should adapt to the pressures of population change, with the methods and conclusions of evidence-based policy making. The journal publishes themed issues containing a mix of submitted manuscripts and commissioned articles, with a strong emphasis on reviews, commentaries, analytical papers and 'think pieces'.

We encourage submissions that:

  • inform policy makers and policy researchers of developments;
  • make a critical assessment of the contribution of current research to policy analysis and debate;
  • stimulate and inform debate on policy issues;
  • identify unanswered questions and unresolved problems.

In particular we welcome articles dealing with population change policy, population and education, fertility and education, and population and the environment and how these three factors intersect in the developing world.

In that context we hope to receive manuscripts that:

  • explore the role of education as a driver in fertility reduction;
  • examine the importance of environmental change in household reproductive decision making;
  • review the evidence base, or evaluate the impact, of family planning programmes in different developmental contexts with different educational and environmental policy trajectories.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

The journal now operates an open submission policy, see here for the call for papers.

Why subscribe and read

Access cutting edge analysis and debate on the vital and complex issue of population change

Why submit

Reach an audience of leading academics, policy-makers and practitioners working in the field of population change.

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The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

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Supplementary Materials

Submit your manuscripts to the journal via email to publications@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Dr George Leeson, OIPA, UK & Professor Jacobus Hoffman, NWU, South Africa

Managing Editor
Nana Nanitashvili

Editorial Advisory Board
Professor Sarah Harper, OIPA, UK
Kenneth Howse, OIPA, UK
Professor Gunnar Andersson, U Stockolm, Sweden
Professor Stan Becker, JHU, USA
Professor Juan José Calvo, U Montevideo, Uruguay
Professor Ernestina Coast, LSE, UK
Professor Akim Mturi, NWU, South Africa
Professor Verónica Montes de Oca Zavala, UNAM, Mexico
Dr Suresh Sharma, U Delhi, India

Graphics Editor
Maja Zaloznik


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