About the Journal
The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) is an electronic, open-access, peer-reviewed journal focussing on the science pertaining to population data.
It publishes articles on all aspects of research, development and evaluation connected with data about people and populations. These include:
- Accessing distributed data
- Analytical advances
- Architectures and infrastructures
- Capacity building
- Delivering and measuring impact
- Data and linkage quality
- Ethical, legal and societal implications (ELSI)
- Legal and regulatory issues
- Linking to emerging/complex data types
- Outcomes-based research
- Privacy-protection methodologies
- Public involvement and engagement
- Service evaluations
- Technological advances in data storage and management
- Using big data
The creation of the IJPDS was inspired by the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN). The journal has a regular section for topics of particular interest to the IPDLN sub-edited by the Director(s) of the network.
At IJPDS we value research that truly impacts society. We are uniquely committed to connecting academia with the public and keeping them informed of exciting new research as it unfolds.
Working to bridge the gap between academic research and the public
The IJPDS' innovative model brings a new dimension to the traditional academic journal format by informing the public of the latest research and providing authors opportunities for direct impact and even greater visibility.
Speed of Publishing
As an e-journal, IJPDS has the flexibility to publish approved manuscripts immediately without having to wait for each Issue.
As soon as a manuscript is ready, we ensure that your work is instantly available to the right audience via Open Access giving authors the greatest possibility of citations.
Readership - Reaching the Right Audience
IJPDS benefits from an established specialist global audience spanning six continents within the field of population data science through its strategic partner, the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN). We publish articles from around the world in order to highlight how the field of population data science is impacting societies globally.
IJPDS publishes research of interest to a number of sectors including:
- Academia and research institutes
- Healthcare and hospitals
- Third sector organisations
- Private sector organisations (e.g. Information Technology, Manufacturing, Consultancies)
- Life Sciences
Our established readership spans a broad spectrum of specialist areas within population data science. Here is an example of the types of experts included in the Journal's readership:
- Government officials
- The public
- Academics (scholars, researchers, students)
- Information governance professionals
- Data Scientists
- Epidemiologists and public health workers
- Social scientists
- Technologists (computer and information sciences)
- Public Engagement professionals
The IJPDS has a particular interest in engaging with the public, the ultimate beneficiaries of population data science research, which sets us apart from other scientific journals.
We value research within the field of population data science that truly impacts society and are uniquely committed to connecting academia with the public to keep them informed of exciting new research as it unfolds.
'Non-standard' Manuscripts Welcome
At IJPDS we appreciate that good quality research is presented in different formats.
The Journal distinguishes itself by accepting a broad range of submission formats that may be considered to be 'non-standard' by other academic journals. These include:
- Research articles
- Methodological developments
- Applied Papers
- Case studies
- Features on a particular topic
- Comments and letters
- Reports of events
- Working papers
- General reader summaries of complex topics
- Help-sheets and tips
- Informative reports
No Article Processing Charges until December 2017
In the spirit of supporting the sharing of research, IJPDS is offering authors the opportunity to publish their work free of charge until December 2017.
Call for submissions for a special issue
We are delighted to announce that in addition to general submissions Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor Kerina Jones, is currently seeking manuscript submissions for the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) Special Issue on Cross-centre Working in Data-intensive Research.
There are two categories:
- Outcome based cross-centre research
- Practical issues in cross-centre working
Please refer to the author guidelines.
The closing date for this special issue is 30th November 2017.
Call for new submissions
IJPDS is now accepting new submissions and publishes on a continual basis. Please see the author guidelines for the types of manuscript accepted. There are no article processing fees at present.
Call for Peer-reviewers
IJPDS is looking to build up a database of peer-reviewers. If you would like to be added to the list, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. As well as this, we will seek peer-reviewers on an ad hoc basis depending on the nature of submissions received.