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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • When preparing this manuscript, the authors have adhered to the ethical standards of scientific conduct and, in particular, to the Editorial Policy and Ethics Guidelines of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (
  • The submission consists of an anonymized manuscript and a separate cover page.
  • The cover page file includes the title of the submission, the names of all authors (main author first), institutional affiliation, postal address and email, an abstract (about 150 words), 4-6 keywords, and acknowledgements, if any.
  • The anonymized manuscript contains the title of the submission as well as the abstract on the first page. The following pages contain the text of the paper, illustrations (figures, tables, drawings, photographs), notes, list of references, and appendices. All identifying information is removed from the manuscript.
  • The manuscript file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, WordPerfect, or LaTeX document file format. (Please inquire with the managing editor about other formats if necessary.)
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics; all illustrations, figures, and tables are either placed within the text or indicated at the appropriate points; all illustrations, figures, and tables are provided in editable form (in an auxiliary file, preferably in Microsoft Excel).

Author Guidelines

Please consult the Guidelines for Authors when preparing your manuscript for submission. Style and Layout guidelines can be found here.

Submission is possible into the following sections:

Research Articles

This section features original, peer-reviewed articles presenting new research results.

Review articles

Peer-reviewed contributions providing a broader overview of a selected topic, with a focus on summarising existing research, main arguments and discussions, identifying research gaps and outlining future research agenda.

Data & Trends

Peer-reviewed analytical or descriptive articles that focus primarily on empirical analyses or present databases and data infrastructures. 


Peer-reviewed short contributions and essays focusing on ideas, concepts or theories, either discussing existing research or proposing new frameworks and interpretations

Letters & Commentaries:

Comments, reflections, updates and critique on the past contributions published in the journal. These can either be brief and focused (Letters) or broader-based and more elaborate (Commentaries) spontaneous contributions, which will be assessed by the journal editors. If accepted, they will be published online and linked to the article they discuss. The authors of the discussed articles may be invited to respond.


Invited short contributions and reflections discussing selected question or issue. These contributions are assessed by issue editors only. They do not need to cover relevant data and literature in detail and might be speculative. Submission to this section is reserved to authors commissioned by the editors.

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