Journal of Migration History

Journal of Migration History is a relatively new journal that serves a field that was already well established but lacked a scholarly arena of its own. Previously, articles on migration history were scattered across more general history journals, area studies journals, or migration journals that were open to historical contributions. Many articles cover 20th-century issues that are direct precursors to migration processes that are still unfolding.

How established is it?

Journal of Migration History is 8 years old (launched in 2015) and is published by Brill. The journal publishes fewer than 20 articles per year. It is included in 2 of the databases used for compiling the PRIO Guide to Migration Journals (Scimago Journal Ranks and Scopus).

How much are the articles cited?

The proportion of articles in Journal of Migration History that are cited at least once within a few years of publication is much lower than average for journals included in the guide. The average number of citations to each article is also much lower than average. See Scimago for additional information on citations.

What are the options for open access?

Journal of Migration History 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. The journal does not have a Sherpa Romeo page that displays the conditions for sharing the accepted manuscript online (Green Open Access), so that would have to be found out from the publisher.

How long are the articles?

Journal of Migration History invites articles of up to 10000 words. For more information about submissions and access to past articles, see the journal's web site.

Examples of articles in Journal of Migration History

Pooley and Pooley (2015)
"Mrs Harvey came home from Norwich … her pocket picked at the station and all her money stolen". Using life writing to recover the experience of travel in the past
Heynssens (2016)
Practices of displacement: forced migration of mixed-race children from colonial Ruanda-Urundi to Belgium.
Schrover and Walaardt (2017)
The influence of the media on policies in practice: Hungarian refugee resettlement in the Netherlands in 1956
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