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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Comparative Migration Studies operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    115 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    96 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    171 days from submission to acceptance
    88 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
    102,324 downloads
    393 Altmetric mentions

    Citation Impact
    1.75 - CiteScore

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