Revue Quetelet/Quetelet Journal


An open-access journal of population research


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La Revue Quetelet / Quetelet Journal (RQJ) is a bilingual (English and French) thematic journal of the Demographic Research Center of the University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. The RQJ accepts original contributions that follow the usual format of the empirical articles but also documents that have unusual formats: review of theoretical literature, methodological articles, advocacy for heterodox or controversial ideas, negative results, reproduction of previously published results, results description of new data, unusual data, mixed methods, etc.

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Quetelet Journal - Call for contributions : Demographic Transitions and spatial-temporal approaches: Historical and contemporary perspectives


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Editorial board and associate editors


Each article published in the Quetelet Journal is available online, upon receipt of the final version accepted by the Editorial Board and the author. For the articles published in 2013 and 2014, a biennial paper version also compiles the articles available online.

Articles are subject to a critical appraisal process. Any article proposal is transmitted anonymously (double-blind) to at least two readers, including a member of the Reading Committee. The decision of the Drafting Committee and the comments of the evaluators are transmitted to the authors. The article is published only if the author takes into account the critical remarks made by the evaluators and the Editorial Board. The publication must be approved by all co-authors.

During the critical appraisal process, any author agrees not to withdraw his text and not to submit it to another publication. The journal will not publish an article already published or submitted for publication in another journal or book.

The article submission process is to be carried out via the website dedicated to the Quetelet Review. It is also via this platform that the follow-up procedure of submission, reading, modification and exchanges with the authors will be carried out.


Published articles

Only the issues published in 2013 and 2014 were published in electronic and paper versions. The "paper" versions can still be ordered directly on the website of Presses Universitaires de Louvain.

Now the articles are only published online and can be found on the website dedicated to Revue Quetelet / Quetelet Journal.

List of articles already published in the Revue Quetelet / Quetelet Journal:




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Editorial board

  • Philippe Bocquier (president)
  • Mélanie Bourguignon
  • Joan Damiens
  • Yoann Doignon
  • Thierry Eggerickx
  • Chrsitine Schnor
  • Isabelle Theys (secretary)


Associate editors

  • Sandra Brée - Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (Larhra)
  • Marie-Laurence Flahaux - IRD
  • Sylvie Gadeyne - VUB
  • Mathias Lerch - Max Planck
  • Michel Oris - Univ. de Genève
  • Clémentine Rossier - Univ. de Genève
  • Nathalie Sawadogo - ISSP
  • Bruno Schoumaker - DEMO/UCLouvain
  • Marie Vandresse - Bureau du plan