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 106 (Spring 2021)

Marion R. Hardy, The Seasonality of Marriages and Baptisms in some Devon Seafaring Parishes

Dave Postles, Literacy and Locality in Two Midlands Industrialising Places, 1754-1812

Cathy Day, Illegitimacy and its Effects on Marriage Prospects in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Rural England

Sarah L. Rafferty, Can Indirect Estimation Methods and the Medical Officer of Health Reports ‘Correct’ Distorted Infant Mortality Rates Reported by the Registrar General? The Case of London, 1896–1911

Book Reviews

Chris Galley, Infant Mortality in England, 1538-2000: Stability and the Beginnings of Change, 1837-1910 [Open Access]