The International Migration Review (IMR) journal publishes manuscripts that reflect the highest quality of international migration scholarship. IMR intends to publish significant new knowledge relevant to processes of international migration and international migration policy. The journal communicates a corpus of research that is geographically and demographically inclusive both of topics in the international migration field and of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and analytic approaches to those topics. Given the increase in the volume of social scientific research on international migration worldwide, publication of papers in the International Migration Review is a highly selective process.
IMR publishes original scholarly papers following a process of peer review. In order to ensure impartiality in the selection of manuscripts for publication, all papers deemed appropriate during an initial review by the editors of IMR are sent out anonymously to external reviewers for further evaluation. External reviewers are selected based on their knowledge and experience related to the topic, analytic perspective and/or methodologies. Based on these reviews and confidential recommendations to the Editor, a decision may be made to: (1) accept the paper (usually with minor revisions) (2) request revisions to the manuscript and resubmission to the editor for reconsideration; or (3) decline the paper for publication.
Authors are not paid for accepted manuscripts. If manuscripts are accepted and published, all rights, including subsidiary rights, are owned by the Center for Migration Studies. The author retains the right to use his or her article without charge in any book of which he or she is the author or editor, but only after the article has appeared in the printed format of IMR; original publication in IMR should be acknowledged.
Submission of a manuscript to IMR is taken to indicate the author’s commitment to publish in this journal. Manuscripts submitted to IMR are not to be submitted simultaneously to another publication. In addition, manuscripts which have been made publicly available on the internet will normally not be eligible for publication in the journal. Manuscripts that have appeared in repositories as peer-reviewed working papers or discussion papers are considered by the IMR as previously published and are not eligible for publication in the journal. Once a submitted article has been accepted for publication, authors must, if possible, modify manuscripts or headers in non-peer-reviewed electronic collections (including their own personal web sites) to indicate that the paper is forthcoming in the International Migration Review. Once the article is published, authors should modify manuscripts or headers to indicate that a revised version of the paper is now published, and should include a complete citation to the published paper.
- Book Reviews
Books and reports are selected for review by the IMR editors. The Book Review Editor identifies and extends invitations to potential reviewers of books and reports. IMR does not accept unsolicited book or report reviews.
Publishers may send books for review to the IMR Book Review Editor:
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Geography
144 Eggers Hall
The Maxwell School
Syracuse, NY 13244
SUBMISSIONS PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES:
As part of our continuing efforts to support both authors and reviewers, the International Migration Review (IMR) has adopted the web-based submission and peer review system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. All manuscript submissions must now be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/imreview. Full instructions and support are available on the site, and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit.
In submitting an original paper for consideration for publication in IMR, authors are asked to follow the guidelines below. Failure to adhere to these instructions may lead to return of the manuscript without review.
Please note that manuscripts submitted directly to IMR prior to December 10, 2012 under the former submission process are not accessible via ScholarOne. These manuscripts will continue under the former manual process through to a final decision. For questions regarding manuscripts submitted before December 10, 2012, please contact the IMR editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon login to the IMR ScholarOne Manuscripts page, authors will be prompted to submit author and manuscript details (e.g. corresponding author name, co-authors, contact information, institutions, acknowledgments, etc.), as well as the abstract. It is no longer necessary to submit a separate title page document or abstract.
Authors will also be prompted to indicate in ScholarOne whether or not the manuscript has been published elsewhere or made publicly available (e.g., in institutional repositories, working paper series, conference proceedings). If an earlier version of the manuscript has been published or made publicly available, the author should indicate the location of the manuscript and specify how the paper submitted differs from the earlier version.
Authors should then upload the following to ScholarOne:
(1) an anonymous manuscript omitting all references to the author(s)’s name(s) or identity; and
(2) any tables and figures (which may be incorporated at the end of the manuscript body or may be submitted as a separate file)
A completed submission is confirmed by email immediately and your paper will then enter the editorial process. Your manuscript will have a unique manuscript number and you can check the progress of your manuscript at any time by returning to onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/imre. Authors will also be notified by email when a decision is issued. If a positive decision is made, revisions should also be submitted online, with an opportunity to view and respond to all comments from the editor and reviewers.
Full support is provided, by clicking on the ‘Get Help Now’ icon located on every page to connect directly to the online support system at http://mchelp.manuscriptcentral.com/gethelpnow/index.html. If you do not have Internet access or cannot submit online, please contact the IMR Editorial Office at the Center for Migration Studies by calling (212) 337-3080 or emailing email@example.com.
Submission Style Format
All copy of the manuscript and accompanying documents should be typed in 12-pt Times New Roman font and doubled-spaced, including indented matter, footnotes, and references. Submissions should not include comments or tracked changes. All documents will be converted to .pdf format and renamed by ScholarOne.
While IMR has no prescribed page or word limit, most articles are roughly 25-35 pages double spaced. Lengthy articles (i.e., more than 35 pages double spaced) are better suited for another outlet. However, longer manuscripts may be considered for publication depending on the topic and scope of the paper. IMR also publishes a small number of shorter ‘research notes’ focusing on specific analytic issues.
- Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should be prepared for communication of results and not include output from statistical software. Tables and figures should appear at the end of the manuscript or be submitted in a separate file. Within the body of the paper, authors should insert a location note (e.g., “Table 2 about here,” at the appropriate place in the text).
Tables should not contain more than 20 two-digit columns or lines or the equivalent.
- Citations and References
In-text citations and references should follow the Author-Date format of The Chicago Manual of Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html). In-text citations should be parenthetical. For example, sources should be identified at an appropriate point in the text by last name of author, year of publication, and pagination, all within parentheses (e.g. Kraly, 2013, 24-27). Use of footnotes should be minimized and used only for substantive observations.
In an appendix entitled “References,” list all referenced items alphabetically by author, then by year of publication beginning with the most recent year. For multiple author or editor listings, give authors. Use italics for titles of books and journals.
For any further inquiries on IMR, please direct correspondence to the IMR Editorial Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.