About the Journal

Aims and scope

Australian Population Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal containing short, high-quality papers on Australian population issues. Its aim is to be the leading outlet for Australian population research. The scope of the journal spans the full range of topics in demography and population studies, but contributions should focus on Australia and be written for a wide-ranging readership. In addition to traditional research topics, the editors invite submissions on prominent contemporary population matters, real-world applied research, and policy-relevant issues. Reports of case studies, new demographic datasets, and public domain code/software are encouraged.

The journal publishes two issues per year, in May and November.


The journal does not charge any fees. The journal is supported financially by the ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research and the Queensland Centre for Population Research at The University of Queensland.

Copyright and reproduction

All work in Australian Population Studies is copyright of the author(s) and is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial licence 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC 3.0 AU). You may share and reproduce work for non-commercial purposes but appropriate credit must be given to the authors of the work.


Australian Population Studies is published by the Demography and Ageing Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. Website hosting is provided by PKP.


Suggestions, complaints, or inquiries may be directed to the Editor, Dr Tom Wilson. Email: auspopstud@gmail.com.