Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Harper; George Leeson
ISSN: 1874-7884 (print version)
ISSN: 1874-7876 (electronic version)
Journal no. 12062
There is growing awareness of the importance of population ageing in shaping the current and future society. Mainstream demographers, economists, biologists, sociologists, geographers and those from development and area studies and public health, are all entering the field of ageing research.
The Journal of Population Ageing (JPA) provides a forum for international, cross-disciplinary debate on population ageing. Its focus is on theoretical and empirical research and methodological innovation and development.
JPA addresses the broad questions of ageing societies internationally, thereby stimulating discussion of North American, European, and Transitional and Developing World issues. This interdisciplinary journal publishes high quality research of interest to professionals working in the fields of demography, bio-demography, development studies, area studies sociology, geography, history, social gerontology, economics, and social and health policy.
The Journal was launched in 2008 and publishes in four issues of 60 pages each per year, comprising of among others an editorial, original peer reviewed articles, book reviews and an abstract section. Recent articles include ‘Global and Regional Population Ageing: How Certain Are We of its Dimensions?’ by Wolfgang Lutz, Warren C. Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov (Volume 1 Issue 1, 2010); Institutional Care for Older People in Developing Countries: The Case of Buenos Aires, Argentina by Peter Lloyd-Sherlock and Nelida Redondo (Volume 2, Issues 1-2, 2010); and ‘Work, Retirement, and Depression’ by Jinkook Lee and James P. Smith (Volume 2, Issues 1-2, 2010). The journal also produces Special Issues, focused on a particular topic.
The Editorials from Volume 1, Issue 1 and Volume 2, Issue 1 are available for free at:
Forthcoming examples include special issues on health and ageing issues in China and migration.
JPA would like to invite contributions in line with its focus, as well as encouraging suggestions for themed editions. Those wishing to submit an article should do so via the: