The Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (VYPR) is seeking submissions for a Special Issue entitled

“Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences”,

which will be guest edited by (in alphabetical order) Paola Di Giulio, Joshua Goldstein, Anne Goujon and Guillaume Marois. Examples of topics include:

  • What factors explain regional and country differentials in population vulnerability to the COVID-19 pandemic? What are the contributions of demographic factors such as age structure, spatial distribution, social stratification and migration, and social factors such as norms in explaining the vulnerability and responses to COVID-19?
  •  What are the demographic consequences of COVID-19 e.g. on fertility and partnership, mortality, health, and migration?
  • What are the economic consequences of COVID-19 and how will they affect population subgroups differentially?
  • What are the social and demographic consequences of the disruption of education systems due to COVID-19?
  • What are the lessons learned in terms of data needs and methods of analysis as well as policy priorities for the future?

Submission of full paper is now open. All submissions will be subject to external double-blind peer review.
Articles are going to be published in two steps: online first, as soon as the reviewing process for each contribution is finalised, and subsequently in the printed journal. Printed copies of the special issues are available annually in full colour, generally towards the end of the calendar year. Deadline for submission is 31 May 2021.

Please submit your full paper to our website:

The VYPR is an open-access journal that has been published annually by the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 2003. It is addressing population trends as well as a broad range of theoretical and methodological issues in population research. Article submission, processing, and publication, including coloured graphs, are free of charge. The journal is circulated in print and online with all articles freely available for download on the VID website and included in the JSTOR database.

Please find detailed information on the submission procedure as well as style and layout instruction on the VYPR website:

 For any further information, please contact the managing editor
 Maria Winkler-Dworak


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