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. 

For more information about Demography, visit our journal page.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Demography's funding model

Press release: Duke University Press Converts Flagship Journal Demography to Open Access

Demography Prospectus for Funders

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

Level 1/$4,000 and up (list of supporters forthcoming)

Level 2/$2,000 to $3,999
  • University of Texas at Austin Libraries

Level 3/$1,000 to $1,999
  • University of Rhode Island Libraries​

Level 4/$500 to $999
  • Göttingen State and University Library