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

Executive Director

Professor David Ford
Swansea University, Wales, UK


Founding Editor-in-Chief

Associate 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