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: technological advances in data storage and management; architectures and infrastructures; legal and regulatory issues; ethical, legal and societal implications (ELSI); privacy-protection methodologies; data and linkage quality; analytical advances; accessing distributed data; linking to emerging/complex data types; using big data; outcomes-based research; epidemiology; service evaluations; public involvement and engagement; capacity building; and delivering and measuring impact.

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.

IJPDS is based in Population Data Science at Swansea University.

IJPDS is published under Swansea University, a registered charity. No 1138342.

Executive Director

Professor David Ford
Swansea University, Wales, UK


Founding Editor-in-Chief

Professor Kerina Jones
Swansea University, Wales, UK


Director of Operations

Stephanie Lee FCIM Chartered Marketer 
Swansea University, Wales, UK


Marketing Manager

Sharon Hindley
Swansea University, Wales, UK



Michael Bale & Nicholas Corlett
Swansea University, Wales, UK



Alexander Roberts & Brian Rogers
Digital Humanities Team
Swansea University, Wales, UK