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

Open Access Policy

All articles published by JP&S are made immediately available worldwide on our website ( under a Creative Commons CC BY Attribution Licence which grants authors the most extensive rights.

Full open access publication of the JP&S means:

  • free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in the JP&S is available to anyone.
  • provided proper accreditation/citation, everyone is free to re-use published material.
  • peer-reviewed literature is freely available without charge or subscription.
  • literature is immediately available on our website in open access format (without any embargo period).
  • provided a full and correct citation to the original publication is given, published works can be re-used without obtaining permission.
  • Full unrestricted copyright is held by the author(s).
  • Authors retain full unrestricted publication rights.
  • There are no submission or article processing fees.