Longitudinal and Life Course Studies has an impact factor of 1.000 (2020). 


It has been accepted (2018) into the Social Sciences Citation Index®, maintained by Clarivate Analytics, along with their Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, and Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences.


It has been in the Emerging Sources Citation Index since 2016, and is also indexed by Google and by the SCOPUS citation database (since 2014).

The SLLS is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of negotiations to go into a partnership with Bristol University Press (BUP) to publish Longitudinal and Life Course studies. The agreement was signed on 14th September 2018.

BUP have seen that our journal merited the very favourable terms they have offered. The BUP is a new non-profit University Press with particular interest in the social sciences. They have grown out of Policy Press, which has been publishing for the past 20 years, and are increasing their portfolio of journals. Their expertise and marketing networks will bring many benefits to the editors and readers, and will help bring the journal to a wider audience, and raise its already rising reputation.


The Bristol team took over the full production of the journal from January 2019, with the first issue of Volume 10 published on 30th January.


For a transition period, and beyond, the editorial team will continue to be supported by our esteemed journal manager, Sarah Jeal, on a part-time basis. BUP will also be streamlining our subscription procedures.


Natural disasters and life course

consequences in a time of pandemic

The editors welcome contributions using evidence from COVID-19 and other natural disasters such as climate change, and papers paying specific attention to racial and other inequalities in their impact. It is expected that the papers will be able to mobilize some form of longitudinal evidence about the experience of such contexts. The aim is to publish at least one special issue of the journal in 2022.


In the first instance, please submit abstracts of 200-500 words by 31st March 2021 to the journal office (sjeal@slls.org.uk)

The full papers, to be selected from these abstracts, should be no more than 7,000 words in length, and should be ready for submission to peer review by the journal by 30th June 2021. The abstract should include a title, names and affiliations of authors, and should make it clear what longitudinal evidence it is proposed to use.

Marc Scott, NYU, Ben Edwards, ANU


Longview established the Journal Longitudinal and Life Course Studies* with the help of a development grant from The Nuffield Foundation. The aim of the Journal is to provide an outlet for people across the world, working in the field of longitudinal research, to publish substantive and methodological articles on their work, within the broad framework of life course enquiry.


In January 2012, responsibility for the Journal was transferred to the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS). News about the Journal can be obtained from the Society's bi-monthly newsletter, access to which is restricted to Society members.






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Executive Editor

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Journal Manager

Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS)


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Section Editor: Statistical Sciences and Methodology

New York University, USA


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Section Editor: Health and Population Sciences

Orebro University, Sweden


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Section Editor: Social and Economic Sciences

University of Warwick, UK




Section Editor: Developmental and Behavioural Sciences

University of Queensland, Australia



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