Demography: A Platinum Open-Access Journal

"The conversion of Demography is a significant opportunity for the library community to join with other stakeholders in support of sustainable, open-access, university-based publishing."
—Celeste Feather, LYRASIS


Demography’s platinum open-access funding model relies entirely on financial support from libraries and research centers. The journal’s content will be available open access from the 2021 volume forward. The library membership organization LYRASIS will facilitate contributions to the journal.


Please contact or if your institution would like to contribute.


Community Partners

The support of many organizations ensures that Demography's content is available open access for population researchers all over the globe. Visit the page with the list of Demography Community Partners

If you have questions about which level might be most appropriate for your institution, please contact We welcome support at any level. 

WEBINAR From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of America and Duke University Press Converted Demography


  • Celeste Feather, LYRASIS
  • Robin Sinn, Johns Hopkins University Libraries
  • Dean Smith, Duke University Press
  • Danielle Staudt, Population Association of America