International Migration Review, generally known as IMR, has perhaps been regarded as the most prestigious of all migration journals, though others are now also in position to vie for that role. The journal is owned by the Centre for Migration Studies in New York and the editors have been professors at universities in the US and Canada. The IMR's 50-year history and profile was reviewed in an introductory article) to the anniversary special issue in 2014.
How established is it?
International Migration Review is 59 years old (launched in 1964) and is published by Sage. The journal publishes about 40 articles per year. It is included in 4 of the databases used for compiling the PRIO Guide to Migration Journals (Google Scholar Metrics, Scimago Journal Ranks, Scopus, and Web of Science Core Collection).
How much are the articles cited?
The proportion of articles in International Migration Review that are cited at least once within a few years of publication is higher than average for journals included in the guide. The average number of citations to each article is also higher than average. See Scimago for additional information on citations.
What are the options for open access?
International Migration Review 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 Migration Review invites articles of up to 10000 words. For more information about submissions and access to past articles, see the journal's web site.