Sample Library Recommendation Email

Please use the sample message below and customize it for your institution. 

Dear Librarian,

I am a member of the Population Association of America (PAA), whose flagship journal, Demography, converted to an open access model in 2021. In adopting this model, the PAA has made the journal’s research available to policy decision makers, the general public, and the global community of population studies scholars. [Add a personal reason about why Demography is important to your workdo you use it for your own research? For your courses?

Demography’s open-access funding model relies entirely on financial support from Community Partnerslibraries and other institutions who believe in making this critical scholarship open to all. Its publisher, Duke University Press, welcomes contributions at any level. Please contact for more information about contributing to Demography.

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