What we do?

an interdisciplinary focus by publishing articles of “pure” demography and articles aiming to further a better knowledge of the interrelationship between demography and Statistics, biology, social and economic phenomena, connected with the evolution of the population.

About Demography India

Demography India is an Official Journal of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP) which is published twice in a year and now it is an open access peer-reviewed journal.

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Paper Submission

Authors need to register with IASP prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the submission.

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All Issues

The journal aims to provide a platform for researchers worldwide to promote and share cutting-edge knowledge and advances in different areas of population sciences.

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Current Issue

Demography India, Vol. 51, Issue 1, June 2022

From the Chief Editor’s Desk

I deem it a great honor and take great pride to helm ‘Demography India’ – the flagship journal of the Indian Association of Study of Population - as its Chief Editor. Of particular interest to me is the fact that the time of my assuming this office has happened during this land mark year when our country has completed 75 glorious years of Independence is celebrating Azad Ka Amrit Mahotsav. At this juncture, I wish to recollect how the wealth of data available in different formats in the country and the appropriate use of the same has been instrumental in informing the programs and the policies in the country. I think this is an opportune time to reflect on the advancements and contributions made by our scientific community and take pride in the difference that we have made in analytical thinking and the scientific landscape of our nation.

As Donald J. Bougue says, “Demography is a statistical and mathematical study of the size, composition, spatial distribution of human population, and of changes over time in these aspects through the operation of the five processes of fertility, mortality, marriage, migration and social mobility”. Rightly so, Demography India journal has been providing an inimitable platform for all to disseminate and share high-quality knowledge generated through analysis of data and statistical modeling, methodological advancements, discuss contemporary issues related to demography and its cross-cutting areas including health, economics, environment and overall development of our nation. Additionally, it has also been providing some invaluable insights to young researchers for undertaking new areas of exploration and research.

Over all these years, rigorous peer review, constructive feedback, and leadership of the past Chief-Editors, have helped in accelerating the quality of the journal. No wonder, today, it stands as one of the most sought-after journals in social sciences. I hope to take the baton forward and strive further to enhance the journal’s metrics, reduce the turnaround time of articles in terms of their peer review, minimizing the median time and time between acceptance and publication. I have an excellent and experienced editorial team to rely on and I am sure our concerted efforts, the journal will emerge as an avenue for publishing world-class research from diverse subject areas with very high intellectual standards in the field of demography so as to be ever relevant to academics, policy, and regulation. I sincerely wish and wish all our readers an intellectually stimulating read.

Dr. M Vishnu Vardhana Rao
Chief Editor, Demography India


Who we are

Demography India, publishes high quality original research and emerging issues in population processes; dynamics of fertility, mortality, and migration; and linkages with socioeconomic, biological and environmental change across times, spaces, and cultures.

Dr. M Vishnu Vardhana Rao
Chief Editor

Dr. A.K. Sharma
Associate Chief Editor

Dr. C.M. Pandey
Associate Chief Editor

Dr. Jyoti S. Hallad
Associate Chief Editor

Dr. Chander Shekhar
Associate Chief Editor

Dr. William Joe
Managing Editor

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chauhan
Associate Managing Editor

Dr. Gudakesh
Associate Managing Editor

News and Announcements

Publication is a marathon, not a sprint. Writing the book is only the start.


Demography India

Vol. 50, Special Issue: Emerging Research from Population Research Centres (PRCs), December 2021