Category: Journal CMS
Publisher: Springer
Library: Journal Comparative Migration Studies
Year: 2023


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 understanding 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.  


  1. The interdependency of border bureaucracies and mobility intermediaries: a street-level view of migration infrastructuring - Special Issue: Migration infrastructures
    Federica Infantino - 

  2. Negotiated belonging in sub-state nationalist contexts: young adult migrant narratives in Scotland and South Tyrol
    Andrea Carlà & Marcus Nicolson - 

  3. Rethinking place-based gender relations in the new country: the case of tertiary level Syrian students in Istanbul
    Şeyma Karameşe - 

  4. Who supports refugees? Diversity assent and pro-refugee engagement in Germany
    Lucas G. Drouhot, Karen Schönwälder, Sören Petermann & Steve Vertovec - 

  5. Who do you think I am? Immigrant’s first name and their perceived identity
    Karin Amit & Pnina Dolberg - 

  6. “Crossing borders, connecting cultures”: an introduction to the special issue Special Issue: Crossing borders, connecting cultures
    Birte Nienaber, Nicole Holzapfel-Mantin & Gabriele Budach - 

  7. The student migration transition: an empirical investigation into the nexus between development and international student migration
    Tijmen Weber & Christof Van Mol - 

  8. Between here and there: comparing the worry about the pandemic between older Italian international migrants and natives in Switzerland
    Sarah M. Ludwig-Dehm, Iuna Dones & Ruxandra Oana Ciobanu - 

  9. Instead of ‘writing against’ and discarding ‘immigrants’ integration, why not reconceptualize integration as a wicked concept? - Commentary series: Who needs integration? Debating a central, yet increasingly contested concept in migration studies
    Senanu Kwasi Kutor, Godwin Arku & Elmond Bandauko - 

  10. Intergenerational trajectories of inherited vulnerabilities amongst young women refugees in South Africa
    Tamaryn L. Crankshaw, Jane Freedman & Victoria M. Mutambara - 

  11. Taking high-stakes venture to make ends meet? Determinants and impacts of international migration of Ethiopians to the Middle East
    Beneberu A. Wondimagegnhu & Lemlem Fantahun - 

  12. Beyond ‘race’?: a rejoinder - Commentary series: Beyond race?
    Tabea Scharrer & Sawitri Saharso - 

  13. Immigrants and refugees, tourists and vagabonds: why and how they integrate differently
    Çetin Çelik - 

  14. Membership intermediaries: a study of pluri-generational mixed-status families in Italy and France
    Paola Bonizzoni & Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot - 

  15. Exploring the ideational explanation for pro-immigrant sentiment: evidence from a South Korean survey
    Seungbin Park & Kim-Lee Tuxhorn - 

  16. A global network of scholars? The geographical concentration of institutes in migration studies and its implications
    Lorenzo Piccoli, Didier Ruedin & Andrew Geddes - 

  17. Gender and the return migration process: Gulf returnees in Ghana
    Md Mizanur Rahman & Mohammed Salisu - 

  18. A voluntary-sector meeting place as a site for interpreting and ‘doing’ integration: a case of later-life Russian-speaking migrants
    Anastasia Asikainen - 

  19. The coloniality of migration and integration: continuing the discussion
    Giovanna Astolfo & Harriet Allsopp - 

  20. Beyond vulnerability: contextualizing migrant worker views on rights and wellbeing in the Gulf Arab states
    Michael Ewers, Abdoulaye Diop, Nathan Duma & Kien Le - 

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