International Journal of Migration and Border Studies is a migration journal with a broad scope, but with a concentration of articles on migration control, migrant trajectories, and border management. The journal's publisher Inderscience has been the object of online discussions about quality and legitimacy, but several of their other journals are indexed in Web of Science.
How established is it?
International Journal of Migration and Border Studies is 9 years old (launched in 2014) and is published by Inderscience. The journal publishes about 20 articles per year (estimated by Google Scholar). It is not included in any of the five databases used for compiling the PRIO Guide to Migration Journals.
How much are the articles cited?
The proportion of articles in International Journal of Migration and Border 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 unknown (because the journal is not covered by "Scimago).
What are the options for open access?
International Journal of Migration and Border Studies has a hybrid publication model, meaning that only subscribers have access to all articles, but that individual articles can be made open access on the basis of paying a fee. See the journal's Sherpa Romeo page about the conditions for sharing the accepted manuscript online (Green Open Access).
How long are the articles?
International Journal of Migration and Border Studies invites articles of 5000 to 7000 words. For more information about submissions and access to past articles, see the journal's web site.