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Return migration and embedding in light of Brexit

This Cluster, offered to Comparative Migration Studies, presents theoretical and empirical insights into the processes of return and embedding in temporal, comparative and international perspectives. Drawing on new mixed methods, empirical data with Polish and Lithuanian migrants in the UK, and returnees back to the origin countries, these papers use Brexit as a lens to develop theoretical innovations. Through the application of the theoretical lens of embedding, as well as other relevant concepts including anchoring and belonging, we aim to gain new understandings of complex, multi-level and dynamic processes across various domains, sectors and segments of life. In so doing, the papers in this cluster go beyond simplistic, static and one-dimensional notions of migration integration in destination societies or, indeed, reintegration in the origin society.

Edited by Izabela Grabowska & Louise Ryan

Bringing Anchoring and Embedding Together: Theorising Migrants' Lives Over-Time 
By Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska & Louise Ryan
Published on: 4 November 2022

Your heart is where your roots are? Place attachment and belonging among Polish and Lithuanian returnees
By Agnieszka Trąbka, Luka Klimavičiūtė, Olga Czeranowska, Dovile Jonavičienė, Izabela Grabowska & Iga Wermińska-Wiśnicka 
Published on: 19 July 2022

Between settlement, double return and re-emigration: motivations for future mobility of Polish and Lithuanian return migrants
By Olga Czeranowska, Violetta Parutis & Agnieszka Trąbka
Published on: 11 September 2023

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Annual Journal Metrics

2022 Citation Impact
3.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.679 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
1.340 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

2022 Speed
58 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
226 days submission to accept (Median)

2022 Usage 
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