Population and Development Review

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Edited By: Geoffrey McNicoll and Landis MacKellar; Managing Editor: Rachel Friedman

Impact Factor: 1.667

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 6/25 (Demography); 19/142 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1728-4457

Associated Title(s): Studies in Family Planning


Aims and Scope

Population and Development Review is essential reading to keep abreast of population studies, the relationships between population and social, economic, and environmental change, and related thinking on public policy. Its interests span both developed and developing countries, theoretical advances as well as empirical analyses and case studies, a broad range of disciplinary approaches, and concern with historical and present-day problems.

It maintains a high level of readability and scholarship, focusing on ideas and insights rather than analytical technicalities. Through its articles and commentaries, review essays, book reviews, and excerpts of prescient writings from the past, it contributes to the liveliness and critical depth of its field.  An appreciative readership and strong citation counts attest to its value.

Cumulative Contents (V 1- 37) and List of Books Reviewed (V 1-37) reports can be found at the Population Council site (http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/pdr.asp#/index) or accessed directly from the Special Features menu to the left.


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Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Abstracts in Social Gerontology (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Abstracts on Hygiene & Communicable Diseases (CABI)
  • Academic ASAP (GALE Cengage)
  • Academic Search (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Elite (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO Publishing)
  • AgeLine Database (EBSCO Publishing)
  • America: History & Life (EBSCO Publishing)
  • ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Biofuels Abstracts (CABI)
  • Business ASAP (GALE Cengage)
  • CAB Abstracts® (CABI)
  • CABDirect (CABI)
  • CSA Biological Sciences Database (ProQuest)
  • CSA Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database (ProQuest)
  • CSA Human Population & Natural Resource Management (ProQuest)
  • CSA Sustainability Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • Dairy Science Abstracts (CABI)
  • Ecology Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Environment Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • ERA: Educational Research Abstracts Online (T&F)
  • Excerpta Indonesica (KITLV & IIAS)
  • Expanded Academic ASAP (GALE Cengage)
  • GEOBASE (Elsevier)
  • Global Health (CABI)
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing)
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (ProQuest)
  • InfoTrac (GALE Cengage)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition (HW Wilson)
  • PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service (ProQuest)
  • Poultry Abstracts (CABI)
  • ProQuest Central (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Discovery (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Platinum (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
  • Protozoological Abstracts (CABI)
  • RePEc: Research Papers in Economics
  • Review of Medical & Veterinary Entomology (CABI)
  • Rural Development Abstracts (CABI)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • SocINDEX (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Studies on Women & Gender Abstracts (T&F)
  • Tropical Diseases Bulletin (CABI)
  • World Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Abstracts (CABI)
  • Worldwide Political Sciences Abstracts (ProQuest)