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Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) welcomes proposals for special issues focusing on the Global South as well as authors from the Global South.

We are interested in articles that take a comparative focus and advance our understandings of migration, integration, and race and ethnic relations in new conceptual, methodological, and empirical, directions.

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. 

Articles

Article Collections

Migration Infrastructures
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection starts publishing in soon (2022)

Crossing Borders, Connecting Cultures
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 15 September 2021

Comparative perspectives on migration, diversities and the pandemic
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 27 May 2021 

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

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Paper Clusters

Violent Democracies and their Emigrants
Clarisa Perez-Armendariz
Comparative Migration Studies

Differentiated belonging, embedding and anchoring. The comparative studies of young adult Central European migrants in light of Brexit and pandemic
Izabela Grabowski, Louise Ryan
Comparative Migration Studies

Transnationalising the mixed-embeddedness approach in migrant entrepreneurship research
Giacomo Solano, Sakura Yamamura
Comparative Migration Studies


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

Beyond Race?
Sawitri Saharso, Tabea Scharrer, Anju Mary Paul
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 14 January 2022

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

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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Comparative Migration Studies received its first Web of Science Impact Factor score in June 2022. We are happy to report Journal Citation Report (JCR) rating of 4.417!


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