Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, generally known as JEMS, is a well-established general migration journal. It started out as 'Community' and later 'New Community' in the 1970s before being given its current name in 1998. The journal rose to international prominence under the 2000-2013 editorship of Russell King (University of Sussex) and has thereafter continued its rise in volume and influence. In recent years, JEMS has published over 300 articles and been cited more than 5000 times.
How established is it?
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies is 52 years old (launched in 1971) and is published by Routledge. The journal publishes about 170 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 Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 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 much higher than average. See Scimago for additional information on citations.
What are the options for open access?
Journal of Ethnic and Migration 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?
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies invites articles of up to 10000 words. For more information about submissions and access to past articles, see the journal's web site.