About the Journal

Focus and scope

Finnish Yearbook of Population Research, published since 1946, deals with a wide range of global demographic issues as well as current population trends in Finland, Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, and other parts of Europe.

The Yearbook publishes articles from different fields of population studies (fertility, mortality, migration, family and population structure), original articles as well as book reviews and commentaries. Updated population data on Finland and bibliography of Finnish population research have been regularly included in the journal.

Peer review process

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal and considered for publication undergo a double blinded peer review by at least two reviewers. Final decisions about publication are made by the Editor in Chief taking into account reviewers' comments and in consultation with the Scientific Advisory Board of the Yearbook. The Finnish Yearbook of Population Research has implemented the label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and is committed to follow the guidelines for the label. More information about the label.

The Publication Forum in Finland has rated Finnish Yearbook of Population Research on level 1 of the Publication Forum Classification. More information about the Publication Forum.

Open access policy

The Finnish Yearbook of Population Research is an open access journal which means that all content in electronic format is freely available. The journal is published in electronic format and it provides readers immediate free access to electronic content. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

There are no article processing charges (APCS), submission charges or publication fees.

Copyright notice

Authors who publish with the Finnish Yearbook of Population Research agree to the following terms:

- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


The Yearbook is abstracted/indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Popline, Sociological abstracts, SocINDEX (Sociological research), FENNICA (The National Bibliography of Finland) and ARTO (Reference Database of Finnish Articles).