Demography: A Platinum Open-Access Journal

"The conversion of Demography is a significant opportunity for the library community to join with other stakeholders in support of sustainable, open-access, university-based publishing." 
—Celeste Feather, LYRASIS

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Demography’s platinum open-access funding model relies entirely on financial support from libraries and research centers. The journal’s content will be available open access from the 2021 volume forward. The library membership organization LYRASIS will facilitate contributions to the journal.


Please contact FundDemographyNow@dukeupress.du or if your institution would like to contribute.



If you have questions about which level might be most appropriate for your institution, please contact We welcome support at any level. 

Level 1/$4,000 and up
  • Duke University Libraries

Level 2/$2,000 to $3,999
  • Johns Hopkins University Libraries
  • University of Texas at Austin Libraries

Level 3/$1,000 to $1,999
  • University of Rhode Island Libraries​

Level 4/$500 to $999
  • Göttingen State and University Library
  • McMaster University Libraries

Level 5/ up to $499

WEBINAR From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of America and Duke University Press Converted Demography


  • Celeste Feather, LYRASIS
  • Robin Sinn, Johns Hopkins University Libraries
  • Dean Smith, Duke University Press
  • Danielle Staudt, Population Association of America