Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
Call for Special Issue Proposals
The Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies (JIRS) invites Special Issue Proposals.
The deadline for submission is 15 January of each year. Please send your proposal to [email protected] to the attention of Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou and Dr. Irina Isaakyan, by 17.00 hours CET, January 15th.
Special Issue proposals should be between 4,000 and 5,000 words and should include the following information:
A short conceptual, empirical and methodological rationale, explaining:
why this Special Issue is important in scholarly and political/policy terms;
what it adds to existing literatures on the topic;
why the selected papers, case studies and approaches have been chosen;
how the Special Issue connects the proposed papers into a coherent whole (in other words how is this SI different than the sum of its parts);
Very short biographical notes of the contributing authors (3-4 lines)
Long biographical notes or short CVs of the guest editors (max 1 page each)
Length of proposed Special Issues: a max of 7 papers of 7,500-8,000 words each and an introduction paper (6,000 to 8,000 words)
Proposals Review Procedure
Proposals are evaluated by the Editor in Chief and Associate Editor of the JIRS and at least 2 additional members of the journal’s Editorial Board. We expect to announce the results in March.
What happens after your proposal is selected?
Selected proposals will be invited to proceed with the preparation of the special issue for double-blind peer review. Normally guest-editors should do at least one round of peer review themselves, and then submit officially to Scholar One. We usually try to assign 3-4 reviewers that assess several papers or the entire Special Issue to ensure they have an overall view of the Special Issue. During the reviewing phase, we keep guest-editors informed of the progress. Once a SI is accepted, the aim is to help authors improve their papers and have them published. However, there could be instances where a paper is rejected and not included in the Special Issue.
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More about the journal
The last decade has seen an important transformation in international migration: not only have migration flows increased and origins/destinations multiplied but it has also become particularly difficult to distinguish between migrants (moving for economic reasons) and refugees (fleeing persecution and violence).
The Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies is a double-blind, peer-reviewed publication, interdisciplinary and international in scope. It is unique in its character as it covers both migration and refugee studies, with a truly global coverage, across continents and topics. The journal publishes full-length theoretical and empirical research discussing migration governance, migrant/refugee integration, and related policies and practices. The journal privileges international and comparative perspectives but also accepts case studies focusing on specific groups, regions, or countries. Both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches are welcome.
The journal does not have a book review column and does not accept review articles unless there has been a prior agreement with the Editor in Chief.
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