Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) welcomes proposals for the Open Call special issue – Fall 2023

We are looking for articles that push present understandings of migration, integration, and race and ethnic relations in new conceptual, methodological, and empirical, directions. A special issue should include at least 4 original articles, plus an introduction. Proposals should provide an outline of the special issue, provisional titles and author names of contributors (who should have confirmed their participation), and at least 1 complete paper. All articles for CMS should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and observe a word-limit of 9,000 words. 

All special issue proposals will be submitted to internal review by the editorial board CMS. If approved by the board, a clear deadline is agreed with the guest editors as for when all articles have to be submitted via the online submission portal of CMS. All individual articles can be submitted on a running basis and will be reviewed individually (reviewers will be notified that an article is part of a broader special issue). 

Guest editors will be informed on the progress of the review of individual articles. Guest editors are also responsible for the communication of deadlines to the contributors involved. The decision on acceptation of articles will be taken by the editorial board. Guest editors can be asked to suggest external reviewers. 

Comparative Migration Studies levies an article-processing charge of £890.00/$1290.00/€1090.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable. The APC is determined at the date of acceptance. More about this subject: and if you have questions regarding the OA fee also please contact the email mentioned below.

Deadline: 1 November 2023. Please send your proposal directly via e-mail to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest News