About the Journal


Focus and Scope

The Journal of Population and Sustainability (JP&S) is an OPEN ACCESS interdisciplinary journal exploring all aspects of the relationship between human numbers and environmental issues. The journal publishes both peer reviewed and invited material. It is intended that the JP&S act as an interdisciplinary hub facilitating collaboration and furthering the development of the field. The JP&S is editorially independent and welcomes contributions from scholars with a variety of perspectives on the role of population in environmental problems. The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the editor, the editorial board or the publisher.


Peer Review Process

Papers submitted are screened for suitability by the editor, and all potentially publishable papers are then sent to two scholars with appropriate research interests who have agreed to act as referees. The editor acts on the referees' advice in taking the final decision on whether to accept, reject or request modifications by the author(s).


Open Access Licensing

All articles in JP&S are published under a Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0



The journal is funded entirely through the generous support of Population Matters.


Journal History