Guidelines for Submission

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.

Author Guidelines

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the submission. Before your submission, please check that your manuscript has been prepared in accordance to the step-by-step instructions for submitting a manuscript to our online submission system.

Manuscript Format

Your manuscript should be in MS Word format. All manuscripts must be written in clear, comprehensible English. Both British and American English are accepted. Usage of nonenglish words should be kept to a minimum and all must be italicized with the exception of “e.g.”, “i.e.” and “etc.”  If you have concerns about the level of English in your submission, please ensure that it is proof read before submission by a native English speaker or a scientific editing service. You are advised to download the document Instructions for typesetting manuscripts (which can be found on http://.............) as a template or for more details on preparing your submissions to Demography India for consideration.

Cover Letter

All submissions must include a cover letter as a separate file. A cover letter should contain a brief explanation of what was previously known, the conceptual advancement with the findings and its significance to broad readership. The cover letter is confidential and will be read only by the editors. It will not be seen by reviewers.

Title Page

The title page includes the title of the manuscript and a list of all authors with their full affiliations. The title should not be more than 50 words and should give readers an overall view of the paper’s significance. Titles should avoid using uncommon jargon, abbreviations, and punctuation.

List of Authors

The names of authors must be spelled out rather than set in initials along with their affiliations. Corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk. Affiliations should contain the following core information: department, institution, city, state, postal code, and country. For contact, the email address of authors must be included. The educational degree of each author should be provided.


Articles must include an abstract containing a maximum of 200 words. The purpose of the abstract is to provide sufficient information for a reader to determine whether or not to proceed to the full text of the article. After the abstract, please give at most 6 key words. Key words should be listed alphabetically, separated by commas and full stop at the end.


The text of the manuscript should be in Microsoft Word in the following manner.


The introduction should provide a background that gives a broad readership an overall outlook of the field and the research performed. It tackles a problem and states its importance regarding the significance of the study. The introduction can conclude with a brief statement of the aim of the work and a comment about whether that aim was achieved.

Materials and Methods

This section provides the general experimental design and methodologies used. The aim is to provide enough details for other investigators to fully replicate your results. It is also required to facilitate better understanding of the results obtained. Procedures for new methods must be included in detail.


This section can be divided into subheadings. This section focuses on the results of the experiments performed.


This section should provide the significance of the results and identify the impact of the research in a broader context. It should not be redundant or similar to the content of the results section.


Please use the conclusion section for interpretation only, and not to summarize information already presented in the text or abstract.

Conflict of Interest

All authors are required to declare all activities that have the potential to be deemed as a source of competing interest in relation to their submitted manuscript. Examples of such activities could include personal or work-related relationships, events, etc. Authors who have nothing to declare are encouraged to add "No conflict of interest was reported by all authors" in this section.

Funding and Acknowledgements

Authors should declare all financial and non-financial support that has the potential to be deemed as a source of competing interest in relation to their submitted manuscript in this section. Financial support is generally in the form of grants, royalties, and consulting fees. Examples of non-financial support could include the following: externally-supplied equipment/biological sources, writing assistance, administrative support, contributions from non-authors, etc.


This section is optional and is for all materials (e.g., advanced technical details) that have been excluded from the main text but remain essential to readers in understanding the manuscript.

Tables & Figures

Authors should include all tables and figures in the manuscript and submit figures in the JPEG format. Please number each tables and figures in boldface (e.g., Table/Figure 1, Table/Figure 2, etc.) and add captions below the figure. The caption should describe the entire figure. Tables created using the Microsoft Word table function are preferred. The tables should include a title at the top.


Author should uses APA style for referencing - The APA referencing style is an "author-date" style, so the citation in the text consists of the author(s) and the year of publication given wholly or partly in round brackets. Use only the surname of the author(s) followed by a comma and the year of publication.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees. There will be no submission fees. If the paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay Rs. 1000/- for Indian author and USD 50 for other as article publication fee to cover publications costs. If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive article publication fee only. We do not want to prevent the publication of worthy work.