Academic journal article Population

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Academic journal article Population

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We became the editors of Population in September 2002. Over the last six and a half years, a total of thirty-two issues have been published in French, and the same number in English. With Henri Leridon, the previous editor, the journal became bilingual. It was our task to continue and develop this innovation. Population is currently the only social science and humanities journal in France with equivalent French and English versions.

The journal content has also evolved. In 2004, we introduced a new annual feature on demographic trends in the major regions of the world. Following on from the demography of sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab World and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South Asia, the current issue presents the demographic situation in East and Southeast Asia. Since 2004, the French version of Population also includes a book review section, covering publications in the field of demography and related disciplines. More than 300 books were reviewed from 2004 to 2008. And Population has also received a facelift, with a new cover design and page layout and the introduction of colour.

With its focus on the developing world, alongside the industrialized countries, Population holds a unique position among the community of major demographic journals. Its inter-disciplinary scope calls for a truly open approach in terms of article format. Alongside the quest for intellectual rigour that is crucial to an international journal, we have always sought to ensure clarity of expression as a vehicle for scientific dialogue. …

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