Call for applications for new editorial board members of the journal Comparative Migration Studies

The journal of Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) was founded 10 years ago as a journal for comparative and open access publishing for the broad field of migration studies. The journal is associated to the International Migration Research Network IMISCOE and is published by Springer. It is now a ranked journal (SSCI) with an impact score #4.4.


The CMS editorial board defines and implements the journal’s strategy together with the editors in chief, helps connecting the journal to various parts of migration studies, helps encourage people to submit their excellent work to the journal, and manages review procedures of work submitted to CMS. The board operates as a team coordinating and dividing governance roles and review tasks in the journal. At least once a year the board will have an onsite meeting, mostly in relation to IMISCOE events. 


Applications are welcomed with particular reference to the following selection criteria:

  • A strong commitment to contribute to the field of migration studies, including theoretical, conceptual and methodological developments in the field, as well as the globalization of the field.
  • Experience with working in the field of migration studies in the broad sense and having a good oversight of the field.
  • Being excited to work collaborative in a global editorial team.
  • Contribution to the diversity of the journal’s management, in line with the diversity and globalization policies of the IMISCOE network.
  • Specific expertise on at least one of the following themes or methods; quantitative research methods, labour migration, global south perspectives, migration law.


Applications should involve one Pdf file consisting of the following elements:

  • A motivation letter stated why you are interested in this function and what you expect of being an editorial board member.
  • A short CV of maximum 2 pages, including your concrete experience with CMS.


Applications can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 1 November 2023.


Overview of current editorial board of CMS:

  • Martin Bak Jørgensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Pieter Bevelander, Malmo Institute of Migration, Sweden
  • Paolo Boccagni, University of Trento, Italy
  • Katrina Burgess, Tufts University, USA 
  • Nir Cohen, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • James Dennison, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Catherine Earl, RMIT University, Vietnam
  • Andrew Geddes, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Birte Nienaber, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Anju Mary Paul, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
  • Andreas Pott, Professor of Social Geography at the University of Osnabrück, Germany
  • Jacques Ramirez, University of Cuenca, Ecuador (Contemporary Anthropology Program)
  • Sanam Roohi, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Georg-August-Universität, Germany
  • Tabea Scharrer, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
  • Phil Triadafilopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
  • AKM Ahsan Ullah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Brunei



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