Migration Letters

Migration Letters is a general migration journal that stands out primarily by virtue of its short articles. It was established on the model of other 'letters' journals that offer rapid publication of concise papers, though with a word limit that is much lower than that of Migration Letters.

How established is it?

Migration Letters is 19 years old (launched in 2004) and is published by Transnational Press London. 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 Migration Letters that are cited at least once within a few years of publication is lower than average for journals included in the guide. The average number of citations to each article is also lower than average. See Scimago for additional information on citations.

What are the options for open access?

Migration Letters has no option for open-access publishing of articles. See the journal's Sherpa Romeo page about the conditions for sharing the accepted manuscript online (Green Open Access).

How long are the articles?

Migration Letters invites articles of 3500 to 4000 words. For more information about submissions and access to past articles, see the journal's web site.

Examples of articles in Migration Letters

Bircan and Sunata (2015)
Educational assessment of Syrian refugees in Turkey
Cui and Cohen (2015)
Reform and the hukou system in China
Hercog and Sandoz (2018)
Selecting the highly skilled: norms and practices of the Swiss admission system for non-eu immigrants
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