Mission statement for the new journal Comparative Migration Studies, due to launch early 2013
Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for comparative research in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies.
CMS distinguishes itself on the following three points;
- An explicit comparative orientation. We believe that a focus on comparative research can promote the theoretical development of migration studies. This can involve various types of comparative studies (between countries, groups, levels, historical periods).
- A wide disciplinary angle. CMS aims to develop a wider disciplinary angle than most existing journals: besides the traditional disciplines such as sociology and anthropology, aiming also at political sciences and economics in particular.
- 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 actually read it and refer to it.
The field of comparative migration studies has evolved rapidly in recent decades, with contributions from a variety of disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political sciences and economics. In methodological terms, migration studies has also become an increasingly diverse field. Comparative Migration Studies aims to reflect these developments and welcomes research based on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.
Contributions are invited on the following topics: migration, integration, assimilation, migration policies, incorporation policies, governance of migration and integration, ethnic/cultural/religious diversity, migrant rights, gender & migration, migration & citizenship, migration & national identity, migration & security, civic integration, nationalism and migration, ethnic entrepreneurship.
Articles can be submitted through an online submission portal of Amsterdam University Press. The word limit for articles is 8000 words, including references. Longer articles will not be accepted. All articles will be subjected to a double-blind review procedure. CMS uses the Harvard style for referencing.