Journal of Refugee Studies presents itself as 'a forum for exploration of the complex problems of forced migration and national, regional and international responses', within and beyond the legal category of refugees. It is the leading journal in its field, published in association with the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Articles in the Journal of Refugee Studies often cite, and are cited by, articles in general migration journals such as JEMS and IMR.
How established is it?
Journal of Refugee Studies is 35 years old (launched in 1988) and is published by Oxford University Press. 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 Journal of Refugee Studies that are cited at least once within a few years of publication is about 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?
Journal of Refugee 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 Refugee Studies invites articles of up to 8000 words. For more information about submissions and access to past articles, see the journal's web site.