Aims and Scope

Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for articles that focus on comparative research in migration, integration, and race and ethnic relations. It presents readers with an extensive collection of comparative analysis, including studies between countries, groups, levels, and historical periods. CMS publishes research based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies. Contributions cover a wide disciplinary angle across the social sciences and the humanities. We are looking for articles that push present understandings of migration integration, and race and ethnic relations in new conceptual, methodological, and empirical, directions.

Topics include, but are not limited to: migration and integration in relation to citizenship, national identity, refugee and asylum policy, social movements (pro and anti-immigration), gender, racialization, whiteness, ethnic and religious diversity and (post)colonialism. 

CMS is published by Springer.

Finally, CMS is an open access journal. We believe open access nowadays is the best way to get the widest possible exposure for the work published in our journal. Publishing your articles with CMS means that other scholar will have easy access to your work and will be more likely to read it and refer to it.

The association between IMISCOE and Comparative Migration Studies means that the journal can publish Open Access. Please read more regarding the Open Access fees here.

ISSN 2214-8590, Online ISSN: 2214-594X

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Submitting an article to CMS

As of 2015, CMS is published by Springer. After the transfer to the new publisher Springer, journal articles will also be made available on SpringerOnline. Submissions to the journal can only be made through Editorial Manager. More information on Author Guidelines and the composition of the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board are available on this website.