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Population Horizons (Journal)

Population Horizons (Journal)

Editor-in-Chief: G. Leeson; J. Hoffman

ISSN: 2451-3121 (online version)


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.

In particular, we welcome articles dealing with population change policy, population and education, fertility and education, and population and the environment and how these 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.

In addition to reporting on empirical research, authors are invited to submit 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.

Guidelines for papers are available on the journal’s website at  Population Horizons 

Population Horizons is an open access peer-reviewed journal. Those wishing to submit an article should contact