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

Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Journal of Population and Sustainability (JP&S) is an editorially independent, open access, peer reviewed journal published by the environmental charity Population Matters.

This website is owned by Population Matters and operated by the editor of the JP&S. The views and opinions expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the editor, the editorial board or publisher.

Population Matters is the working name of the Optimum Population Trust, a charity registered (England & Wales) no. 1114109 and a company limited by guarantee (England) no. 3019081. Our registered address is 135-137 Station Road, London, E4 6AG, UK.

Information we may collect

We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information whenever a user visits the site, including the user’s IP address, referring URL, browser type and the date and time of the visit. We may also merge such information collected about a user with that collected from other users in order to identify and analyse trends to improve the site.

We may collect personal information, including but not limited to name, street address, e-mail address and telephone number, in order to make you aware of new issues of the JP&S or call for papers.

We conform to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law which came into effect on 25 May 2018. Under this legislation, we agree to only communicate with you in the ways for which you have given us consent. Your data will be securely stored on our database that is only accessible by employees and accredited contractors working for the journal. Your data will be stored in this manner for the duration of your relationship with the JP&S, and will be erased or anonymised after a period of six years following our last contact with you. We retain data for this period as this is the duration that HMRC requires us to store certain financial transaction data for tax purposes. If you wish to enact your ‘right to be forgotten’ sooner, please contact us by email

Unless we receive your consent, we promise not to share your personal data with any organisations likely to contact you directly. From time to time it is necessary for us to share your data with third parties, such as mailing houses, that process data on our behalf.

The publishers of the JP&S will take commercially reasonable efforts to prevent the loss or unauthorised disclosure of information. However, the security of data transmitted over the Internet cannot be completely guaranteed, and the publisher shall not be responsible for any harm that users or any third party may suffer as a result of a breach of security with respect to use of the site or any information transmitted to the site.

Information from underage users

The site is intended for adults and the publishers will not knowingly collect any personal information from children 13 years of age or younger. If we discover or are notified that we have collected any personally identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our records as soon as reasonably possible.


The only cookies used on this website relate to Google Analytics. Google Analytics is the most widely used website statistics service, and is used by over half of the 10,000 most popular websites. We use Google Analytics to help us understand what users like about our website so that we can improve their experience.

Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.

The Google Analytics Terms of Service, which all Analytics customers must adhere to, prohibits the tracking or collection of Information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or billing information, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information. Google Analytics data may not be shared without user consent, except under certain limited circumstances, such as when required by law. Find out more about Google Analytics and how to opt out.

Confidentiality and disclosure

We understand that some information collected may be sensitive or confidential in nature, and we will take reasonable measures to keep this information private. In the event that the publisher is required by law or court order to disclose the information submitted by a user, we will provide the user with notice (unless such notice is prohibited) so that the user may object to or seek to limit the disclosure.

Third-party websites

The site may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by the publishers. We are not responsible for the actions or privacy practices of any third-party websites accessed from the site.

Changes to privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it periodically. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify users by posting a notice on the site.