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.[2] It was established in 1987 by Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT), who remains the editor-in-chief.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Kuznets Prize

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.[5] The editors judge the best papers, originally for a three-year period and since 2014 annually.[5]