An open access, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal exploring all aspects of the relationship between human numbers and environmental issues.



The Journal of Population and Sustainability (JP&S) is an open access interdisciplinary journal exploring all aspects of the relationship between human numbers and environmental issues. The journal publishes both peer reviewed and invited material. It is intended that the JP&S act as an interdisciplinary hub facilitating collaboration and furthering the development of the field. While published by environmental charity Population Matters, the JP&S is editorially independent and welcomes contributions from scholars with a variety of perspectives on the role of population in environmental problems. The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the editor, the editorial board or publisher.

Editor: David Samways

Editorial Board:

Sunday Adedini (Wits University, South Africa & Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)

Ugo Bardi (University of Florence, Italy)

Jeroen van den Bergh (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)

John Cleland (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)

Diana Coole (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

Sara Curran (University of Washington, USA)

Herman Daly (University of Maryland, USA)

Kerryn Higgs (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Theodore Lianos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

Graeme Maxton (Club of Rome, Switzerland)

Fred Naggs (Natural History Museum, UK)

Jane O’Sullivan (University of Queensland, Australia)

William Rees (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Bill Ryerson (Population Media Centre, USA)

Peter Slater (University of St Andrews, UK)


We invite contributions from the social sciences, humanities, environmental and natural sciences including those concerned with family planning and reproductive health. We also invite contributions from those working for NGOs with interests in population and environmental issues. We are interested in publishing original research papers, reviews of already published research, commentary, opinion pieces, book reviews and praxis articles outlining practical interventions in the field.

For submission details please click here: Submission guidelines

We do not charge submission fees. All articles published by JP&S are made immediately available worldwide on this website under a Creative Commons CC BY Attribution Licence which grants authors the most extensive rights.


Online: 2398-5496

Print: 2398-5488