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 105 (Autumn 2020): Roger Schofield, 1937-2019

Richard Smith, Roger Schofield as Historian and Demographer: an Appreciation

Simon Szreter, Taking Forward Roger’s Interest in the Relationship between the Early Modern Family, Demography, Economy and Government Policy

Rosemary Leadbeater, ‘I Think it Highly Necessary to Have it Done Before They Go Out into the World’: Inoculation, Responsibility and Patterns of Familial Transmission of Smallpox

Samantha Williams, Plague and Poor Relief in Cambridge, 1665–1666

David Cressy, Literacy, Social Structure, and Local Social Dramas

David Levine, The Rich Past and Desiccated Future of Parish Register Demography

DeLloyd J. Guth, Taxation, Writs, and Populations—Roger Schofield Measures History

Robert Gant, Tenement Size and Social Difference: Reflections on Chepstow in 1901

Michael J. Slater, Cross-Correlation of Numbers of Baptisms and Burials in Sixteenth-Century Parish Registers: an Exploratory Analysis

William Farrell and Andrew Hinde, Review of Recent Periodical Literature