Focus and Scope
The journal publishes research articles only.
Contributions to the journal must be previously unpublished unless published as working papers or preprints (see our preprint policy).
Papers may cover a wide range of topics in the fields of sociology, demography, psychology, political science, and population studies, either focusing on empirical analysis, conceptual theories, statistical methods or state of the art reviews. The journal welcomes contributions with a spatial or cross-nationally comparative perspective.
Submissions are subject to double-blind peer review and are selected for publication based on quality, innovativeness, relevance, and fit with journal scope. Quantitative and qualitative approaches are equally appreciated.
JFR publishes special issues, which are centered around a single research topic and dealing with a broad array of specific aspects of that topic.
Special issues are being prepared and supervised by guest editors upon invitation from the editors. Proposals from the academic community for preparing a special issue are also welcome at all times and will be decided upon by the editors.
A maximum of two issues per annum may be dedicated to special issues.
All articles of special issues are subject to double-blind peer review and are selected for publication based on quality, innovativeness, relevance, and fit with the scope of the special issue.