• Stanovništvo is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of population studies that publishes research papers and related material from the range of disciplines in the field of demography, including those from the social sciences, the life sciences, statistics, geography, and policy research.
  • It is dedicated to the dissemination of relevant demographic knowledge among researchers of other scientific disciplines, encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to the study of demographic phenomena, spreading a positive population climate, and raising awareness of the importance of the population factor. It, also, aims to provide a forum for researchers concerned with population studies in the region of former Yugoslavia and neighboring countries, including researchers, teachers, students, data producers, and users of demographic knowledge.
  • As one of the oldest demographic journals in the world (the oldest in the Balkans), Stanovništvo began to be published in 1963 by the Demographic Research Center of the Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade (Serbia). Since 1990, the co-publisher is the Association of Demographers of Serbia.
  • The initiator and first editor was academician Miloš Macura.
  • Demographers from around the world contributed to the reputation and significance of the journal with their papers, including the most famous researchers from the science on population such as: Frank Lorimer, Eugene Hammel, Edward Rosset, Massimo Livi-Bacci, Zdenek Pavlik, Robert Cliquet, Jean-Paul Sardon, and Alain Parant.
  • The journal is issued semiannually, both in electronic (open access) and printed version.
  • All articles are licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0), have DOI and are indexed in CrossRef database.
  • The journal does not charge any fees at submission, reviewing, and production stages.
  • The publishing of the journal is financially supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
  • On occasion of the 50th anniversary of the journal, the special issue dedicated to the development of population studies in Stanovništvo has been published in December 2013.
  • Stanovništvo is covered by the following services: CEEOL, CNKI, DOAJ, doiSerbia, EBSCO, and SCOPUS.