About the Journal


Center for demographic research - Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)

Focus and Scope

The "Revue Quetelet/Quetelet Journal" (RQJ) is a bilingual thematic journal (English and French) of the Centre for Demographic Research of Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), in Belgium. RQJ accepts original contributions that follow the usual format of empirical papers but also papers that have unusual formats: theoretical literature review, methodological papers, "data papers", advocacy for heterodox or controversial ideas, negative results, replication of previously published results, descriptive results on new data, unusual datasets, mixed-methods, etc.
To submit your work, you will first need to register (as "author"). The Quetelet Journal has no author-side article processing charge or submission-related charge.
During the reviewing process, the emphasis will be on the scientific rigour and not on the (positive, negative, or null) direction of results found by the authors, in the spirit of “Blind-result review”.

Replicable research

We encourage the authors to make their dataset and codes available through a public repository (e.g. https://www.openicpsr.org/openicpsr/). The dataset if not exceeding 1GB, and the codes, can be shared through supplementary files to the article on the journal website (with the same copyright specification as for the main paper).

Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Submissions are subject to a standard review process. Any submitted article is transmitted anonymously (double-blind review) to at least two reviewers, one of whom is a member of the Editorial Team. The publication must be approved by all co-authors.

During the review process, authors should not withdraw their article or submit it to another outlet. The journal will not publish an article that has already been published elsewhere or is currently under consideration by another journal.

Submissions must take the form of regular articles.

License terms

Authors retain their article's copyright without restrictions. Published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Users can share, adapt the material for non-commercial purposes provided that they give appropriate credit and indicate if changes were made. If remixed, transformed, or built upon the material, the contribution must be distributed under the same license as the original. For details see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/.

About this Publishing System

This journal uses Open Journal Systems, which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project under the GNU General Public License.