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The publication costs for Comparative Migration Studies are covered by IMISCOE, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Call for Special Issues

CMS accepts proposals for special issues twice a year. The next deadline for submitting proposals is November 30, 2016. Special issue proposals (as Pdf files) can be sent to

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Volumes 1 and 2 of Comparative Migration Studies are available here

Aims and scope

Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for articles that focus on comparative research in migration, integration, and ethnic studies. It presents readers with an extensive collection of comparative analysis, including studies between countries, groups, levels, and historical periods. CMS publishes research based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods and helps promote the theoretical development of migration studies. Contributions cover a wide disciplinary angle, from sociology to political science, anthropology to economics and law. Topics include: assimilation, migration policies, incorporation policies, governance of migration and integration, ethnic/cultural/religious diversity, migrant rights, gender and migration, migration and citizenship, migration and national identity, migration and security, civic integration, nationalism and migration, and ethnic entrepreneurship.

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Word limit

Submissions to Comparative Migration Studies should be between 8,000 and 9,000 words.

Article Collections

Highlighted Special Issue

Solidarity in diverse societies: Nationhood, immigration and the welfare state

Comparative Migration Studies
Collection published: 20 June 2016