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Feb 21, 2005



Population Research and Policy Review

Special Issue on Spatial Demography

Paul R. Voss

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Guest Editor


July 29, 2005 – Deadline for paper proposals

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Aims and Scope of this Special Issue

The goal of this special issue is to introduce demographers to new analytical approaches involving demographic data that are spatially referenced.  It is anticipated that most articles will use U.S. census data, although other types of data (e.g., disease incident events or crime events) are solicited, and similar kinds of data and analyses from other countries are quite welcome.  Analytical papers that address issues of large-scale spatial heterogeneity and small-scale spatial dependence and include specification and estimation of spatial models (including space-time models and hierarchical models involving a level of spatially aggregated data) will be given preference for manuscript acceptance, although the standard peer-review process, the usual publication standards and formatting requirements of Population Research and Policy Review remain in place.  Maps and graphs should be prepared for B&W (grayscale) printing.



Please submit a 300 to 500 word proposal for your paper to the guest editor by July 29, 2005.  A plain text abstract in e-mail or an attached document either in MSWord (.doc) or WordPerfect (.wpd) is required.  Send queries and proposals to:


            Please note that proposals are not an absolute prerequisite for submitting a paper.  However, they are strongly preferred as they will help the guest editor to shape the special issue and help you plan your paper.  If you miss the proposal submission deadline, please contact the guest editor at  to let him know you intend to submit a paper.


      Paper Submissions

Authors should submit an electronic copy (in MSWord or WordPerfect format) by e-mail, with full contact details to

Manuscript preparation and style must follow the usual guidelines of Population Research and Policy Review.  Please consult “Instructions to Authors” at


       Important Dates

July 29, 2005 – Deadline for paper proposals

•August 26, 2005 – Feedback to proposal authors

January 27, 2006 – Deadline for full paper submissions

•May 19, 2006 – Review results returned to authors

September 8, 2006 – Deadline for revised papers

•November 17, 2006 – Review results returned to authors

January 19, 2007 – Deadline for final submissions



Full contact information for Paul Voss


      Department of Rural Sociology

      University of Wisconsin-Madison

      316 Agriculture Hall


1450 Linden Drive

      Madison, WI 53706

      Phone: 608 262 9526

      Fax: 608 262 6022