Comparative Migration Studies is a general migration journal with a particular emphasis on comparative research. Within this common frame, articles vary greatly in the nature and prominence of comparison. The journal is published in association with IMISCOE, Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration. The article processing charge is waived for authors based at an IMISCOE member institute.
How established is it?
Comparative Migration Studies is 10 years old (launched in 2013) and is published by SpringerOpen. The journal publishes about 30 articles per year. It is included in 4 of the databases used for compiling the PRIO Guide to Migration Journals (DOAJ, Google Scholar Metrics, Scimago Journal Ranks, and Scopus).
How much are the articles cited?
The proportion of articles in Comparative Migration Studies that are cited at least once within a few years of publication is much higher than average for journals included in the guide. The average number of citations to each article is higher than average. See Scimago for additional information on citations.
What are the options for open access?
Comparative Migration Studies is a gold open-access journal, meaning that every article is free for all to read but requires an article processing charge paid by authors or their institutions.
How long are the articles?
Comparative Migration Studiesinvites papers of 8000 to 9000 words but has, in fact, published articles that are more than twice as long (de Haas 2021).