Call for Abstracts: Mathematical Population Studies

Call for Abstracts: Mathematical Population Studies on theme issue on “Spatial and Mathematical Demography” (abstracts due May 1, 2017).
 Stephen A. Matthews, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology & Demography (Courtesy Geography) at Penn State, seeks high-quality manuscripts for submission for a theme issue on “spatial and mathematical demography” to be published in the journal Mathematical Population Studies (Taylor and Francis Science Publishers, SSCI).
 He is especially interested in submissions that leverage geospatial and contextual data to investigate substantive demographic questions, integrate theory, measurement and careful data analysis, use new and innovative methods, and harness large-scale demographic data sets or use emergent data. Submissions focusing on econometric analysis, small area estimation, Bayesian spatial and hierarchical modeling, spatio-temporal analysis and spatial simulation are strongly encouraged.
He encourages all those interested in submitting an abstract to consult the Mathematical Population Studies website http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gmps20/current for general information on the journal and to examine back issues and published papers.
 If you are interested in your work being considered for the special issue please submit a 2-4 page abstract to Stephen A. Matthews at matthews@psu.edu by May 1, 2017. Each abstract will be reviewed by Matthews in consultation with Noël Bonneuil, Editor-in-Chief (Institut national d’études démographiques (INED) and École des hautes études en sciences sociales (ÉHESS), Paris, France). Selected authors will be invited to submit complete manuscripts by August 31, 2017. All pre-selected manuscripts will be peer reviewed in accordance with standard practice at the journal. Any manuscripts receiving a positive review will be required to conform to the “Instructions for Author” guidelines available at the journal website.