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Sampling Migrants in Europe: How to develop a comparative design?
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 3 November 2017

The Impact of Economic Crisis on Local Immigrant Policies: Evidence from European Cities
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 1 September 2017

The Civic Turn of Immigrant Integration Policies in the Scandinavian Welfare States
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection published: 1 March 2017

Social Remittances and the Changing Transnational Landscape
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection published: 3 November 2016

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

Commentary Series

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