Here are announcements:

Altmetric is coming to IJPDS!

August 16, 2021

Altmetric is coming to IJPDS soon, to help track the impact of your research across the internet, giving our authors an at-a-glance summary of all the online attention each published article has received. Altmetric will be live on IJPDS in September.

IJPDS is indexed in PubMed Central

September 14, 2020

The leading Population Data Science journal further expands its growing credentials with its inclusion in PubMed Central

Swansea, Wales, September 2020 - The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) is proud to announce their inclusion in PubMed Central.

It seems that 2020 is certainly the year for IJPDS! Not only has the journal recently been indexed in Scopus, but we are also delighted to announce that IJPDS has been accepted for indexing in PubMed Central® (PMC), and is now live on the platform. The IJPDS team based in Population Data Science at Swansea University Medical School has invested two years preparing for PMCs exacting requirements followed by a very rigorous 6 stage evaluation and set up process, before gaining PMC approval and securing this outstanding achievement. This is a significant addition to the journal’s impressive list of credentials and another positive step forward in the advancement of the field of Population Data Science.

IJPDS is indexed in Scopus

September 3, 2020

The leading Population Data Science journal expands its growing credentials with its inclusion in Scopus

Swansea, Wales, September 2020 - The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) is proud to announce their inclusion in Scopus, ‘The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.’

In just 3 years since its launch, IJPDS has ensured its presence in some of the world’s leading scholastic indexes and directories, and has acquired an impressive list of credentials. Continuing this trend and to ensure ongoing high quality services for its authors, all articles published in IJPDS are now fully searchable and available via open access on Scopus.

Strategic Partners IPDLN and IJPDS Formalise Alliance

July 27, 2020

The International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) and the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) are proud to announce their alliance with the signing of their first formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Call for Manuscripts 'Public Involvement & Engagement' - Deadline Extended

June 1, 2020

We have been overwhelmed with responses to the PI&E special issue call and, as we have received requests from a number of authors that are unable to meet the original deadline date due to the global crisis, it is with pleasure that we are extending the deadline to Friday 31st July 2020, with further calls to follow.

Special Call for manuscripts – Population Data Science for COVID-19

April 6, 2020

All submissions for this Special Issue will be charged at only 50% of the standard APC

We find ourselves in a global pandemic, referred to as COVID-19. There is much research underway on all aspects of the pandemic, including to slow its spread, improve diagnostic tests and develop a vaccine. Population Data Science has a unique part to play because of the availability of large-scale datasets on the general population or on specific cohorts, such as age groups, geographic regions, particular health conditions or socio-economic levels.

The datasets are being used in many ways, such as to contribute to mapping infection patterns, identifying at risk groups, modelling likely case numbers and predicting when risks might reduce. In some cases, additional datasets such as virus surveillance data, symptom tracking, and other study data are augmenting routine health and administrative datasets.

As well as studies involving data analysis, the pandemic is influencing how data are used under these circumstances, including what our policies should be, how to engage effectively with the public and how to manage data governance to preserve robustness and simultaneously expedite data access.

This special call covers all types of manuscript:

With the array of issues to consider, some manuscripts might be about research studies, others might be methodological, some might address the ethical, legal and social issues, or be about policy implications and impacts, amongst other possibilities.

  • All manuscripts must be centred on Population Data Science, as per the scope of IJPDS.
  • The 50% discount will remain open from 1st July - 31st October 2021 (please refer to the Author Guidelines for Article Processing Charges
  • We will endeavour to expedite the review process and to publish articles in this special issue as a priority.

All submissions should be via the IJPDS website. If you have any queries or would like to send a draft abstract for advice, please


April 21, 2017

IJPDS is looking to build up a database of peer-reviewers.