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Osnabrück University
Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS)
Editorial office ›Journal of Migration Studies‹
49069 Osnabrück, Germany

The Journal of Migration Studies (ZMF) offers a forum for the scolarly examination of the background and conditions of spatial movements of people in the past and present as well as of social change induced by migration processes in contexts of origin, transit and destination. The contributions present new findings from various disciplines and fields of research, discuss concepts or formulate theoretical proposals. All contributions are subject to a review process for quality assurance and are discussed by the editors. An intensive consultation process with the authors also takes place

The Journal of Migration Studies is a freely accessible open access journal, published by the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück. Some issues are open to any subject matter, others focus on specific topics. It is published twice a year, completed articles are published "online first". The journal includes two different categories of contributions, in German or in English:

Essays offer insights into specific questions of migration research. They argue against the background of the current scolarly debate and reflect their findings methodologically and theoretically. The essays undergo a double-blind external peer review process. They should not exceed a length of 65,000 characters (including spaces).

Discussion papers take up current conceptual, methodological or theoretical debates in migration research or offer conference, practice and literature reports or collective reviews. Their quality is thoroughly checked by the journals’s editors, but the discussion papers are not subject to the external review process. They should not exceed a length of 35,000 characters (including spaces).

The Journal of Migration Studies is published on behalf of the Board of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) by Julia Becker, Marcel Berlinghoff, Aladin El-Mafaalani, Thomas Groß, Vera Hanewinkel, Ulrike Krause, Johanna Neuhauser, Jochen Oltmer, Jannis Panagiotidis, Andreas Pott, Christoph Rass, Jens Schneider, Helen Schwenken, Laura Stielike, and Frank Wolff

Editor-in-Chief: Jochen Oltmer and David Templin

Editorial team: Hannah Niedenführ and Jutta Tiemeyer

Cover design: Evelyn Ziegler

Scientific Advisory Board: Jürgen Bast, Petra Bendel, Herbert Brücker, Janine Dahinden, Andreas Fahrmeir, Thomas Faist, Martin Geiger, Sabine Hess, Yasemin Karakaşoğlu, Leo Lucassen, Paul Mecheril, Andreas Niederberger, Boris Nieswand, Sieglinde Rosenberger, Antonie Schmiz, Kyoko Shinozaki, Haci-Halil Uslucan, Ulrich Wagner, Anja Weiß, Andreas Wimmer, Anna Zaharieva, and Andreas Zick

ISSN: 2747-4631 (Online)