- Philosophy of Journal of Demography
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and Chula Digital Collections
Philosophy of Journal of Demography
For more information, please see Journal of Demography Aims and Scope page.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Demography provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Demography, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Demography. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Demography, please contact the editors.
The Journal of Demography requires all submitted articles to be constructed in accordance with the APA 7th publication style. Authors are expected to adhere to academic standards and provide proper citations for all quoted text, tables, and figures throughout the manuscript.
Submission guidelines and recommendations The author must submit an article in the format specified by the journal. Manuscripts must be submitted online through this link: https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/jdem
The article, which will be submitted for publication to the Journal of Demography, must be an original work that has never been published, distributed, or considered for publication by another publication. Academic and research papers submitted to this journal for publication will be reviewed by qualified professionals with expertise in that field, in accordance with the standard process of Double-Blind Peer Review. The Blind Peer Reviewers are composed of at least two experts in that field, and by three experts in that field beginning with No (2) in 2021.
All pages of the manuscript must be numbered. Manuscripts should include a structured abstract addressing the goals, methods, results, originality and conclusions of the study. The abstract should be accompanied by up to six key words or phrases that characterize the contents of the manuscript.
A submitted manuscript is normally ranged between 4,000 and 8,000 words, including notes, and appendices. The number of manuscripts’ pages is limited to 30 pages. Acronyms and abbreviations should be defined in full at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Format of the manuscript in English The preferred typeface is Times New Roman, double spaced.
a. Title: Font 14 point (bold); Name & Institute (font 12 pt); E-mail address (font 10 pt) b. Abstract: Font 12 pt (normal), including Key words (about 300 words) c. Text:Font 12 pt d. Subheading: Primary (size 16 bolded); Subordinate levels, such as 2, 3, and 4, use bold characters in the size 14 pt bold. e. Footnotes: Font 10 pt (normal) f. Table: Font 12 pt (normal) g. Figure: Font 12 pt (normal) h. Appendices: Font 12 pt (normal) i. References: Font 12 pt (normal)
Figures and tables Figures and tables should be clearly drawn on separate pages and not included as part of the text. Each table and figure should be supplied in a separate file in the finished format suitable for reproduction. Please insert a location note, e.g., Table 2 about here, at the appropriate place in the text. Figures not created electronically should be drawn in black drawing ink on good quality white paper or board. The lettering should be large enough to enable the necessary reduction in size for printing. Figure legends should be provided separately on a page with that title to enable the compositor to edit them separately from the artwork. The author(s) must obtain permission for the reproduction of tables and figures from other sources in manuscripts.
Bibliography and citations Citations and bibliography References in content and bibliography using the APA7 Reference System, the APA System (7th Edition). All references to monographs, articles, and statistical sources are to be identified at an appropriate point in the text by last name of author, year of publication and pagination where appropriate, all within parentheses.
For footnotes, use only important observations. An alphabetical list of references by the first author should be included at the end of the manuscript. All details should be filled out. including complete names of articles, books and journals
References should be indicated in the text by the name and date system: either ‘Recent work (Smith, 1984)’ or ‘Recently, Smith (1984: 22)….’ If more than two authors are listed, cite the reference as ‘Smith et al. (1984)….’ If no person is named as author, the name of the appropriate corporate body should be used: e.g. (National Bureau of Statistics of China, 2003). Footnotes are to be used only for substantive observations. A complete list of references arranged alphabetically by the first author should be included at the end of the manuscript. They should be complete in all details, including article, book and journal titles in full
Proofreading Proofs will be sent to corresponding authors by e-mail. They should be corrected and returned to the publisher within three working days. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.
Copyright The journal holds the rights to the first publication of all manuscripts. When the manuscript is accepted and published, the College of Population Studies will be the holder of all rights, including the right to reprint. After being published in the journal, authors can publish their articles, with a proper reference, in books they are authors or editors without fees.
Process and waiting period The editor-in-chief will screen articles prior to submitting them to the screening committee for consideration. The committee review's decision will be notified within three months of receiving a response from the review committee. This three-month period begins when the administrator forwards the editor in chief and EIC to the associate editor, who invites the reader after the reviewer's decision is made. The reader will have one month and will be referred to the associate editor for a final review of one month.
Within one month, the editorial team will send the article to the author for editing in accordance with the review committee's recommendations. The editors of the issue will express gratitude for an article's publication in a journal. However, publication may take longer if additional revisions are required.
The author of the article is responsible for correcting errors, improving the work in accordance with the advice of qualified individuals, and submitting it to the journal's editors within the specified time frame. If the action is not performed or is not completed within the specified time frame, or if you wish to cancel the publication of the article, you must notify the editorial board in writing.
Rights for Authors and Chula Digital Collections
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Chula Digital Collections all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.
Attribution and Usage Policies
Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Chula Digital Collections, requires credit to Chula Digital Collections as copyright holder (e.g., Chula Digital Collections © 2023).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Chula Digital Collections provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
- Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
- Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
- Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
- Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.
People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the Chula Digital Collections website and/or software agree not to misuse the Chula Digital Collections service or software in any way.
The failure of Chula Digital Collections to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Chula Digital Collections and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.