First Issue of the International Journal of Population Data Science Published

Published on: 20th April 2017

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 and policy 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.

The first issue is dedicated to the proceedings of the IPDLN conference held in Swansea, Wales, in August 2016. The Journal would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract to the conference. The accepted peer-reviewed abstracts are now published and can be found here.

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 submissions for a special issue

As well as general submissions, IJPDS is calling for manuscripts for a special issue on Cross-centre Working in Data-intensive Research. There are two categories:

  1. Outcome based cross-centre research
  2. Practical issues in cross-centre working

The closing date is 30th September 2017. Please refer to the author guidelines. There are no article processing fees for this special issue.


IJPDS is looking to build up a database of peer-reviewers. If you would like to be added to the list, please email: As well as this, the Journal will seek peer-reviewers on an ad hoc basis depending on the nature of submissions received.

Contact IJPDS

If you have any comments, queries or suggestions, please contact IJPDS:

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