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Open call for special issues 2018

The editors of Comparative Migration Studies are holding an open call for special issue proposals.  

Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed 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. 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, ethniccultural/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. CMS also sponsors the best paper award of the CES Immigration Research Group. CMS is a regular peer reviewed journal that publishes Open Access. We are the only journal in our field that provides OA publishing ‘free of charge’ because of sponsorship from the IMISCOE network.

All hot topics within the scope of the journal will be considered. When published, a special issue should contain a minimum of 4 and maximum of 7 articles including the editorial/introduction.  The maximum word count for original articles should be 9000 words and the editorial/introduction should be no more than 3-4000 words.  

The next deadline for submitting proposals is 30 September 2018. Proposals can be sent (as pdf files) to:

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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.