Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Migration Letters is a leading scholarly multidisciplinary academic journal for researchers, students, scholars who investigate human migration as well as practitioners and quick dissemination of research in the field through its letter type format enabling concise sharing of short accounts of research, debates, case studies, book reviews and viewpoints in this multidisciplinary field of social sciences. Migration Letters cover a wide range of topics including psychology of immigrants to remittances and development.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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SI: Immigration and Crime

This is a section for a Special Issue on Immigration and Crime edited by Robert M. Adelman, Charis Kubrin, Graham Ousey, Lesley Williams Reid and to be published in 2018.

Editors
  • Robert Adelman
  • Graham Ousey
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
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SI: Expatriation as a Matter of Family

When Expatriation is a Matter of Family.
Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriates’ Migration
 
Guest Editors: Flavia Cangià and Tania Zittoun

Editors
  • Flavia Cangia'
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
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SI: High skilled migration

Editors
  • Metka Hercog
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
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Special Issue Articles

Editors
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
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Articles

Editors
  • Jeffrey Cohen
  • Elli Heikkilä
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
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Case Studies

Editors
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
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Viewpoints

Editors
  • Jeffrey Cohen
  • Elli Heikkilä
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
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Reviews

Editors
  • Jeffrey Cohen
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
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Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

Migration Letters follows a double blind peer review policy. Articles submitted to the journal are screened by the editorial team and then, if appropriate, sent to two reviewers. Finally, in the light of reviewer comments, the editorial team reaches a decision about publication. This decision is final.

Research Articles, Letters, Brief Communications, Case Studies, Reports, Analysis, Reviews, and Viewpoints are peer-reviewed. All forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors. Other contributions are not usually peer-reviewed. 

All submitted manuscripts are read by our editorial staff. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent to reviewers. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are desk rejected without external review. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to two or more reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice.

Reviewers are welcome to recommend a particular course of action, but they should bear in mind that the other reviewers of a particular paper may have different technical expertise and/or views, and the editors may have to make a decision based on conflicting advice. The most useful reports, therefore, provide the editors with the information on which a decision should be based. Setting out the arguments for and against publication is often more helpful to the editors than a direct recommendation one way or the other.

Our editors evaluate the strength of the arguments raised by reviewers and by the authors, and may also consider other information not available to either party. Our primary responsibilities are to our readers and to the scientific community at large, and in deciding how best to serve them, we must weigh the claims of each paper against the many others also under consideration. Reviewers' criticisms are taken seriously, particularly the technical criticisms.

Migration Letters follows the rules of publication ethics to ensure academic objectivity and rigour of the 
journal.

 

Publication Frequency

Migration Letters is published three times a year in January, May and September.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Abstracting and Indexing

Migration Letters is indexed and abstracted in: 
Cabell's Directory of Educational Curriculum & Methods 
Cabell's Directory of Psychology & Psychiatry 
China Academic Journals Database (CNKI Scholar): CNKI arama
EBSCO Academic Search international 
EBSCO Academic Search Complete 
Index Copernicus: Copernicus arama 
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS
ProQuest Social Sciences: Search Proquest 
ProQuest Sociology:Search Proquest 
Research Papers in Economics (RePEc): RePEc arama 
SCOPUS: Search Scopus 

Abreviated title of Migration Letters: Migrat. Lett.

 

Publishing Ethics

We value the importance of academic rigour  and peer-review process in ensuring the development of a coherent and respected knowledge. These evaluations ensure the quality of work and referred to by the institutions and interested public. This community of academic publishing involves the author(s), the journal editor, the peer reviewers, and the publishers.

Our editors have a duty to fair play, ensuring confidentiality, disclosing conflicts of interest where applicable and cooperation in investigations when needed regarding publication decisions in line with the editorial preferences and goals of the journals.

Reviewers are expected to contribute to editors' decisions by promptly and objectively reviewing and commenting on the papers they are assigned to review while also maintaining confidentiality and disclosing conflicts of interest where applicable and known.

Authors are required to abide to reporting standards, maintain originality of submitted papers, avoid plagiarism as well as avoiding multiple submissions and concurrent publications. They are required to acknowledge resources and authorship of papers submitted. They are required to disclose any conflict of interest. Authors are required to disclose any fundamental errors in published works so these can be publicised and rectified if possible.

The Publisher is committed to ensure objectivity in academic review and publication process. Hence the Publisher avoids advertising, reprint or other commercial interest has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

 

BOOK REVIEWS POLICY

For Books to be reviewed, it is kindly requested that publishers please contact the Book Review Editor before sending any books for review. We prefer the books to be sent to the reviewer directly once a reviewer is identified by the Book Reviews. Book reviews editor is Dr Pinar Yazgan (pyazgan@gmail.com). 



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