I am very happy to take over asthe Chief-Editor of Demography India, an online, biannual official publication of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). Continuously been published for almost fifty years, it focuses on the population dynamics in India and abroad. Being interdisciplinary in nature, the journal provides a platform tothe national and international scholars working on multiple issues pertaining to population and development tocommunicate their research findings acrossthe different regions of the world. The articles published in the journal have always reflected the trend in population studies. Starting with technical concerns regarding estimation of fertility, mortality, migration, and urbanization in 1970s, over the years it has covered population policy issues, reproductive health concerns, gender, development and empowerment, nutrition, employment and the impact of digitalization. The journal is open to new ideas and frontier areas of quality research. Adding to its prestige, the journal has a sound peer review system.
Our aim is to add to the prestige of Demography India, through a rigorous system of peer review, a standard formatting and language editing to bring it at par with the best international journals on population and related subjects. Both theoretical and empirical research papers, articles and notes are invited from social scientists and demographers based on large scale data, small primary data, meta-analysis and new theoretical discoursesfor the consideration of publication.
On behalf of the IASP and the editorial team, I express sincere thanks to all the reviewers for helping the journal with their scholarly comments, and recommendations in time, to enable publication of good contributions.
Arun Kumar Sharma
Emeritus Professor of Sociology (Ret.)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
I am happy to present this issue of Demography India. This issue covers a diverse range of topics concerning theoretical and applied demography. It encompasses evidence-based research on subjects, such as transgender community in India, concept of temporary life expectancy, implications of Covid- 19 epidemic, relationship between social network and substance use, implications of income inequality between spouses on violence against women, relationship between awareness of MCH services and behavior, modelling of Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and strategies to improve Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health + Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) strategy. Beginning from this issue, we are adding a section of commentary for interesting short articles. This time it is a paper on the journey of HMIS in India.
I am particularly happy to share that we are getting good quality of papers from diverse institutes, research centers and universities in India and abroad, from both younger and established demographers and social scientists. We follow a rigorous, blind review policy. We also try to communicate our decision regarding the status of the paper as early as possible. By publishing these articles, we aim to showcase our unwavering commitment to disseminating both technical and substantive research findings on population research in India. We extend an open invitation to scholars and experts to contribute their papers and articles on demographic change and its socio-economic implications, health and nutrition, program implementation, and critical analysis of state policies. We are confident that your journal Demography India will continue to fulfill the theoretical and methodological requirements of academicians, policymakers, and community organizations across the country.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to IASP president, Prof. Suresh Sharma, IEG, for supporting the activities of this journal. We are deeply committed to maintaining the continuity and impact of the journal, ensuring its growth and relevance in the field of demography. Furthermore, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to all our reviewers for their valuable insights and timely feedback on the research papers submitted for publication. I also thankful to the editorial team, particularly the Managing Editor, Dr. Gudakesh, Associate Managing Editor, Dr. Priyanka Yadav and staff for support in publishing the journal.
With the unwavering support of the demographic community in India and abroad, as well as the collaboration of social scientists working on population, health, and public policy issues, we will elevate Demography India to a new height of academic quality and impact. Together, we will shape a journal that continues to serve as a valuable resource for knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making.
In addition to research papers, we would also welcome short research communiques, views on published articles, notes, and commentaries. We will also be happy to receive books and reports for review in the journal. If you have published a book or report and you want it to be included in the next issue you may send two copies of it to the Managing Editor.
If you have any suggestion to improve the quality of the journal you may contact me directly at my email address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arun Kumar Sharma, Senior Professor, IIT Kanpur (Ret.)
Chief Editor, Demography India
Dheeraj Kumar Ojha
Nazmina Hussain and Labananda Choudhury
Benjamin Debbarma, Ankita Srivastava, and Nandita Saikia
Neethu Mohan Naik, Shivani Gharge, and Sayeed Unisa
Sumit Kumar and Bhaswati Das
Ajay Verma, Adrita Banerjee, Jadi Bala Komaraiah, and Achal Kumar Gaur
Shreyans Rai and Sayeed Unisa
Arup Kumar Das and Akhilesh Yadav
Dr. A.K. Sharma
Dr. Jyoti S. Hallad
Associate Chief Editor
Dr. Chander Shekhar
Associate Chief Editor
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chauhan
Associate Managing Editor
Dr. Priyanka Yadav
Associate Managing Editor