Migration Studies

Migration Studies was launched in 2013 by a team of early-career scholars at the University of Oxford and has been an unquestionable success. The journal prioritizes 'methodological, comparative and theoretical advances' rather than empirical case studies of the type that dominate most other migration journals. Migration Studies has recently loosened its Oxford affiliation by disbanding its locally based advisory board and establishing a new new Global Editorial Board.

How established is it?

Migration Studies is 10 years old (launched in 2013) and is published by Oxford University Press. The journal publishes fewer than 20 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 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 about average. See Scimago for additional information on citations.

What are the options for open access?

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?

Migration Studies invites articles of 7000 to 9000 words. For more information about submissions and access to past articles, see the journal's web site.

Examples of articles in Migration Studies

Bartram (2013)
Happiness and 'economic migration': a comparison of Eastern European migrants and stayers
Benson and O'Reilly (2016)
From lifestyle migration to lifestyle in migration: categories, concepts and ways of thinking
Schuster and Majidi (2013)
What happens post-deportation? the experience of deported afghans

PRIO Migration Centre articles published in Migration Studies

Rojan Tordhol Ezzati (2021)
‘United through our values’? Expressing unity through value-talk after terrorism in France and Norway

Journal article in Migration Studies

Lubomiła Korzeniewska & Marta Bivand Erdal (2019)
Deskilling unpacked: Comparing Filipino and Polish migrant nurses’ professional experiences in Norway

Journal article in Migration Studies

Kacper Szulecki et al. (2021)
To vote or not to vote? Migrant electoral (dis)engagement in an enlarged Europe

Journal article in Migration Studies

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