The Journal

The journal Local Population Studies was first published as a newsletter and magazine in 1968, and later became a formal historical journal. It is published twice a year, and is unique in its focus on population and society in a local and a community context. Subscription to Local Population Studies is included in membership of the LPSS.

We welcome submissions of research articles and shorter pieces to the journal. If you are interested in submitting your work, please see the submit an article page.

Accessing the LPS journal online

Recent issues of the journal can be downloaded by subscribers at the Ingenta Connect website. You will need to register your details with Ingenta to get access to these issues, and they will then check your membership status with LPSS. Please read this document for more detailed instructions on how to access the current journal issues online.

You will need to ‘refresh’ your LPS registration with Ingenta every year after the 1st of May by logging into your account on the IngentaConnect website and adding LPS as one of your journals.

The Society has also made older issues of the Journal freely available on the Society website, although they have not yet been transferred over to this new site. If you would like a copy of a specific article, please contact web[at]

Current issue

Local Population Studies Number 104 (Spring 2020)

Anne Coyne, Karen Rothery and Tom Heritage, Paths to Marriage: Courtship in England and Wales, c. 1700– c. 1945: Local Population Studies Society Autumn Conference 2019
Peter M. Solar, Background Migration over Time: the Irish in mid-Victorian Cornwall
Prisca Greenhow, A Comparison of Poor Relief in Norfolk and Huntingdonshire
Sue Jones, Religious Change and Baptismal Days in Sixteenth-Century Non-Metropolitan Surrey
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