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Comparative perspectives on migration, diversities and the pandemic

First paper of thematic series Comparative perspectives on migration, diversities and the pandemic published! Check it out. 

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Call for Special Issues

CMS accepts proposals for special issues twice a year. Special issue proposals (as PDF files) can be sent to Karin Milovanovic (info@comparativemigrationstudies.org) and Esther Otten (Esther.Otten@springernature.com).  Check out the full guidelines...

Articles

Article Collections

Political parties as actors of transnational politics
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 25 March 2021 

Migrations and diversifications in the UK and Japan
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 26 February 2021

How do organisations shape migration and inclusion?
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 29 January 2021

Mediterranean Migration Research: variable focal length
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 8 February 2019

Innovative strategies for the reception of asylum seekers and refugees in European cities: Multi-level governance, networks and local engagement
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 13 March 2020

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Paper Clusters

NEW! CMS introduces  a continuously call for Paper Clusters. A paper cluster has no more than 4 articles. Are you interested in submitting a proposal? Check out our guidelines. 

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 race and ethnic relations. 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 studies. Contributions cover a wide disciplinary angle across the social sciences and the humanities. We are looking for articles that push present understanding of migration integration, and race and ethnic relations in new conceptual, methodological, and empirical directions.

Topics include, but are not limited to: migration and integration in relation to citizenship, national identity, refugee and asylum policy, social movements (pro and anti-immigration), gender, racialization, whiteness, ethnic and religious diversity and (post)colonialism.

Most cited articles of the past two years

New directions in migration studies: towards methodological de-nationalism
by Bridget Anderson

Integration: twelve propositions after Schinkel​​​​​​​
by Adrian Favell

From controlling mobilities to control over women’s bodies: gendered effects of EU border externalization in Morocco​​​​​​​
by Elsa Tyszler

Who needs integration? Debating a central, yet increasingly contested concept in migration studies
by Sawitri Saharso

Between fragmentation and institutionalisation: the rise of migration studies as a research field
by Nathan Levy et al.

Most popular articles published in 2020

After the refugee crisis: public discourse and policy change in Denmark, Norway and Sweden
by Anniken Hagelund

Rethinking minority status and ‘visibility’
by Miri Song

Atypical citizenship regimes: comparing legal and political conceptualizations
Daniel Naujoks

Another nexus? Exploring narratives on the linkage between EU external migration policies and the democratization of the southern Mediterranean neighbourhood
by Luisa Faustini-Torre

Between fragmentation and institutionalisation: the rise of migration studies as a research field
Nathan Levy et al.

Word limit

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

Commentary Series

The coming of age of migration studies: Debating the evolution and impact of a research field
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 6 July 2020
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Who needs integration? Debating a central, yet increasingly contested concept in migration studies
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 25 September 2018

Multiculturalism-Interculturalism 
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 4 September 2017

Solidarity in diverse societies: Nationhood, immigration and the welfare state
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 20 June 2016

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