The Journal of Population Economics is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers research on economic and demographic problems. It is the official journal of the European Society of Population Economics and is published by Springer Science+Business Media in collaboration with POP at UNU-MERIT and the Global Labor Organization. It was established in 1987 by Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT), who remains the editor-in-chief.
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Social Science Citation Index, Scopus, EconLit, CAB International, CAB Abstracts, and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 1.470. As of August 2013, the journal was ranked by h-index 74th out of 2,153 economics journals listed in RePEc.
Since 1995, the journal awards the "Kuznets Prize", named after the 1971 Nobel Prize laureate Simon Kuznets, a pioneer in populations economics, for the best article published in the journal. The editors judge the best papers, originally for a three-year period and since 2014 annually.