Journals about Migration

Below is a selection of migration-related journals available at SFM.

  • Bulletin de l'Académie suisse des sciences humaines et sociales ASSH OA

    Bulletin de l'Académie suisse des sciences humaines et sociales ASSH

    "L'Académie suisse des sciences humaines et sociales (ASSH) est une association faîtière qui regroupe environ 60 sociétés savantes. De la littérature à la théologie, en passant par les sciences de la communication ou les sciences politiques, les sociétés membres représentent un large éventail de disciplines."

  • Citizenship studies

    Citizenship studies

    "Citizenship Studies publishes internationally recognised scholarly work on contemporary issues in citizenship, human rights and democratic processes from an interdisciplinary perspective covering the fields of politics, sociology, history, anthropology, and cultural studies. It leads an international scholarly debate on citizenship, and also aims to cross the division between academic and public debate."

  • Crossings: Journal of migration and culture

    Crossings: Journal of migration and culture

    "Crossings provides information about all aspects of migration such as questions of dislocation, travel, borders, diasporic identities, transnational contacts and cultures, cultural memory and questions of hybridity and cultural difference."

  • Diaspora: a journal of transnational studies

    Diaspora: a journal of transnational studies

    "Diaspora is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of the history, culture, social structure, politics & economics of both the traditional diasporas & those transnational dispersions which in the past three decades have chosen to identify themselves as diasporas."

  • Ethnic and racial studies

    Ethnic and racial studies

    "Ethnic and Racial Studies aims to be the leading journal for the analysis of the role of race, racism, ethnicity, migration and forms of ethno-nationalism. These social phenomena are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the modern world. As the leading journal in these areas we seek to provide an interdisciplinary academic forum for the presentation of research and theoretical analysis, drawing particularly on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, international relations, geography, history, social psychology and cultural studies."

  • Ethnicities


    "There is currently a burgeoning interest in both sociology and politics around questions of ethnicity, nationalism and related issues such as identity politics and minority rights. Ethnicities is a cross-disciplinary journal that will provide a critical dialogue between these debates in sociology and politics, and related disciplines."

  • Ethnicity and health

    Ethnicity and health

    "Ethnicity and health provides original articles abaout the health and welfare of ethnic communities and also of refugees."

  • European journal of migration and law

    European journal of migration and law

    "The European Journal of Migration and Law is a quarterly journal on migration law and policy with specific emphasis on the European Union, the Council of Europe and migration activities within the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe."

  • Fluchtpunkt OA


    "Der Fluchtpunkt ist das kleine aber feine Magazin der Schweizerischen Flüchtlingshilfe SFH und erscheint viermal pro Jahr. Wir geben Ihnen darin Einblicke in unsere Arbeit und in spannende Themen rund um Asyl und Migration."

  • Forced migration review OA

    Forced migration review

    "Forced Migration Review (FMR) is the most widely read publication on forced migration – available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, and free of charge in print and online. It is published by the Refugee Studies Centre in the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Through FMR, authors from around the world analyse the causes and impacts of displacement; debate policies and programmes; share research findings; reflect the lived experience of displacement; and present examples of good practice and recommendations for policy and action."

  • Global networks

    Global networks

    "Global Networks is a path-breaking journal devoted to the social scientific understanding of globalization and transnationalism. Contributions are drawn mainly from anthropology, geography, international political economy, business studies and sociology, but they also include history, political science, international relations, cultural studies and urban and regional studies."

  • Hommes et migrations

    Hommes et migrations

    "Hommes et Migrations diffuse depuis cinquante ans des connaissances sur les migrations en France et dans le monde et aborde les grands enjeux contemporains : diversité culturelle, intégration, citoyenneté, rapport à l’autre. Pluraliste et pluridisciplinaire, la revue confronte la réflexion des chercheurs à l’expérience des praticiens. Elle publie des dossiers thématiques sur les flux migratoires, les réalités de l’immigration, les politiques publiques, et le dialogue interculturel."

  • IMIS-Beiträge


    "Die IMIS-Beiträge bieten Aufsätze zu allen Arbeitsbereichen des Instituts in geschlossenen Themen- oder in offenen Sammelheften. Die Zeitschrift wird an ca. 1.900 institutionelle und private Adressen weltweit vertrieben, kann als pdf-Datei heruntergeladen werden oder ist kostenlos zu bestellen beim IMIS."

  • Immigrants and minorities

    Immigrants and minorities : Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora

    "Immigrants and Minorities , founded in 1981, provides a major outlet for research into the history of immigration and related studies. It seeks to deal with the complex themes involved in the construction of ’race’ and with the broad sweep of ethnic and minority relations within a historical setting. Its coverage is international and recent issues have dealt with studies on the USA, Australia, the Middle East and the UK. The journal also supports an extensive review section."

  • Intercultural education

    Intercultural education

    "Intercultural Education is a global forum for the analysis of issues dealing with education in plural societies.Topics covered include: terminological issues, education and multicultural society today, intercultural communication, human rights and anti-racist education, pluralism and diversity in a democratic frame work, pluralism in post-communist and in post-colonial countries, migration and indigenous minority issues, refugee issues, language policy issues, curriculum and classroom organisation, and school development."

  • International journal of intercultural relations

    International journal of intercultural relations

    "IJIR is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of theory, research and practice in the field of intercultural relations, including, but not limited to, topics such as immigrant acculturation and integration; intergroup relations, and intercultural communication that have implications for social impact. The journal publishes quantitative and qualitative empirical research and reviews of research literature."

  • International journal of migration and border studies IJMBS

    International journal of migration and border studies

    "IJMBS addresses the whole range of technological, human/social, political, policy, organisational and managerial issues related to migration and border studies. IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which offers a forum for disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research concerning conceptual, theoretical, empirical and methodological dimensions of migration and border studies. It aims to bring together a diverse range of international scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge, improve practice, and act as a definitive source on migration and border issues."

  • International journal of refugee law

    International journal of refugee law

    "The International Journal of Refugee Law is the leading peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of international law relating to forced migration. It publishes articles on issues at the forefront of the law on forced migration, rigorous analysis of refugee law jurisprudence and State practice, as well as scholarship on the history and evolution of refugee law. It also contains summaries of recent key cases from around the world and important documents relating to international protection."

  • International migration

    International migration

    "International Migration is a refereed, policy oriented journal on migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and other social scientists from all parts of the world. It covers the entire field of policy relevance in international migration, giving attention not only to a breadth of topics reflective of policy concerns, but also attention to coverage of all regions of the world and to comparative policy."

  • International migration review IMR

    International migration review IMR

    "International Migration Review is an interdisciplinary journal created  to encourage and facilitate the study of all aspects of sociodemographic, historical, economic, political, legislative and pastoral aspects of human mobility. It is internationally regarded as the principal journal in the field facilitating study of human migration, ethnic group relations, and refugee movements. Through an interdisciplinary approach and from an international perspective, IMR provides the single most comprehensive forum devoted exclusively to the analysis and review of international population movements."

  • Journal of citizenship and globalisation studies

    Journal of citizenship and globalisation studies

    "The Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies (JCGS) is interested in the complex and often contradictory meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation at the local, national and transnational levels."

  • Journal of comparative migration studies (Comparative migration studies)

    Comparative migration studies (CMS) 

    Comparative migration studies is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for articles that focus on comparative research in migration, integration, and ethnic studies. It presents readers with an extensive collection of comparative analysis, including studies between countries, groups, levels, and historical periods. CMS publishes research based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods and helps promote the theoretical development of migration studies. Contributions cover a wide disciplinary angle, from sociology to political science, anthropology to economics and law. Topics include: assimilation, migration policies, incorporation policies, governance of migration and integration, ethnic/cultural/religious diversity, migrant rights, gender and migration, migration and citizenship, migration and national identity, migration and security, civic integration, nationalism and migration, and ethnic entrepreneurship.

  • Journal of ethnic and migration studies JEMS

    Journal of ethnic and migration studies JEMS

    "The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) publishes the results of first-class research on all forms of migration and its consequences, together with articles on ethnic conflict, discrimination, racism, nationalism, citizenship and policies of integration. Contributions to the journal, which are all fully refereed, are especially welcome when they are the result of comparative research, for example within Europe or between one or more European country and the countries of North America and the Asia-Pacific."

  • Journal of identity and migration studies JIMS OA

    Journal of identity and migration studies JIMS

    "The Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (JIMS) is an open-access semi-annual online review that promotes high quality academic work and is committed to publishing cutting-edge, provocative, and thoughtful scholarship in the field of migration and identity, as well as in other related fields in the social sciences."

  • Journal of immigrant and minority health

    Journal of immigrant and minority health

    "Journal of immigrant and minority health is an international forum for the publication of peer-reviewed original research pertaining to immigrant health. Contributors are experts public health, epidemiology, medicine and nursing, anthropology, sociology, population research, immigration law, and ethics."

  • Journal of immigrant and refugee studies

    Journal of immigrant and refugee studies

    "The Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies is a double-blind, peer-reviewed publication that is interdisciplinary and international in scope exploring issues such as immigration/emigration, social work and social policy issues related to immigrant and refugee integration. The journal explores the effects of worldwide migration."

  • Journal of intercultural studies

    Journal of intercultural studies

    "Journal of Intercultural Studies is an international, interdisciplinary journal that particularly encourages contributions from scholars in cultural studies, sociology, migration studies, literary studies, gender studies, anthropology, cultural geography, urban studies, race and ethnic studies. It is a peer-reviewed, critical scholarly publication that features articles, review essays, book reviews and symposia."

  • Journal of international migration and integration JIMI

    Journal of international migration and integration JIMI

    "The Journal of International Migration and Integration (JIMI) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original research papers and policy discussions that enhance the understanding of immigration, settlement and integration and that contribute to policy development. It consistently covers an array of subject areas including labor market integration; refugee status in various nations; adaptation strategies of immigrants in industrialized settings; racial and gender variations in migration; the role of social work in the integration of new citizens; and retention of ethnic and older national identities in new environments. These are issues of concern throughout the world."

  • Journal of refugee studies

    Journal of refugee studies

    "Journal of Refugee Studies provides a forum for exploration of the complex problems of forced migration and national, regional and international responses. The journal covers all categories of forcibly displaced people. It is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, and is published in association with the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford."

  • Migraciones internacionales

    Migraciones internacionales

    "Migraciones Internacionales es una revista de investigación científica con arbitraje, de publicación semestral, que difunde trabajos sobre migración internacional en todo el mundo, en español e inglés."

  • Migration Letters OA

    Migration Letters

    "Migration Letters is an international leading scholarly open-access journal for researchers, students, and scholars who investigate human migration as well as practitioners and quick dissemination of research in the field through its letter-type format enables concise sharing of short accounts of research, debates, case studies, book reviews and viewpoints in this multidisciplinary field of social sciences. Migration Letters is the first-ever letter-type journal in migration studies launched in 2004. It is following a strict double-blind peer review policy for research articles. From July 2023, Migration Letters publishes on a monthly basis."

  • Migration, mobility, and displacement

    Migration, mobility, and displacement

    "Migration, Mobility and Displacement is an online, open-access, peer- reviewed journal. It seeks to publish original and innovative scholarly articles, juried thematic essays from migrant advocacy groups and practitioners, and visual essays that speak to migration, mobility and displacement and that relate in diverse ways to the Asia-Pacific."

  • Migration studies

    Migration studies

    "Migration Studies is an international refereed, online only journal dedicated to advancing scholarly understanding of the determinants, processes and outcomes of human migration in all its manifestations. It furthers this aim by publishing original scholarship from around the world. Migration shapes human society and inspires ground-breaking research efforts across many different academic disciplines and policy areas. Migration Studies contributes to the consolidation of this field of scholarship, developing the core concepts that link different disciplinary perspectives on migration. To this end, the journal welcomes full-length articles, research notes, and reviews of books, films and other media from those working across the social sciences in all parts of the world. Priority is given to methodological, comparative and theoretical advances. The journal also publishes occasional special issues."

  • Migrations et société URMIS

    Migrations et société URMIS

    "Les Cahiers de l’Urmis sont publiés par l’unité mixte de recherche « Migrations et société » (URMIS) spécialisée dans l’étude des migrations et des relations interethniques, associant le CNRS, l'Institut de Recherche pour le Développement et les Universités Paris Diderot et Nice Sophia Antipolis. Les Cahiers de l’Urmis ont l’ambition de fournir un espace de publication, d’échange et de confrontation pour les recherches menées dans le champ des migrations et des relations interethniques."

  • Mobilities


    "Mobilities covers both the large-scale movement of peoples, objects, capital and information across the world, as well as the local processes of daily transportation and travel."

  • Movements OA


    Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies

    Movements widmet sich interdisziplinär den Bewegungen der Migration sowie den Versuchen diese zu kontrollieren und zu regulieren. Die Zeitschrift verfolgt das Ziel, eine Migrations- und Grenzregimeforschung voranzutreiben, die selbstreflexiv und machtkritisch in das Wissensfeld der Migration interveniert.

  • New diversities

    New diversities

    "New diversities is an online journal published by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. It carries on the work of its predecessors Diversities and The International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS). Diversities and the IJMS published policy relevant social science research on multiculturalism, including ethnicity, religion, language, gender, sexuality, disability, social status and age."


  • Nordic journal of migration research

    Nordic journal of migration research

    "Nordic Journal of Migration Research is a double blind peer-reviewed, open access international journal that is cost free for authors and readers alike. The journal publishes theoretical and empirical analyses of migratory processes, dealing with themes such as nationalism and transnationalism, ethnic relations and racism, border practices and belonging. The journal gives priority to Nordic issues, but publishes articles also from other geographical contexts."

  • Refugee survey quarterly

    Refugee survey quarterly

    "The Refugee Survey Quarterly is a peer-reviewed, academic journal that focuses on the challenges of forced migration from multidisciplinary and policy-oriented perspectives. It provides a vehicle for wide-ranging analyses and exploration of forced migration related issues."

  • Revue européenne des migrations internationales : REMI

    Revue européenne des migrations internationales REMI

    "La Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales (REMI) a pour vocation de publier les travaux de recherche, empiriques et théoriques, des différentes disciplines concernées par les migrations internationales et les relations interethniques. Tout en privilégiant la dimension européenne comme cadre spatial de référence, la revue est ouverte à d’autres champs, à travers d’autres systèmes migratoires dans le monde."

  • Studi emigrazione

    Studi emigrazione

    "Studi Emigrazione pubblica saggi di alto valore scientifico nell’ambito della mobilità umana, trattando e approfondendo tematiche di ricerca d’interesse sia nazionale che internazionale, con un approccio interdisciplinare ai fenomeni migratori. I manoscritti presentati e ritenuti idonei alla revisione vengono valutati da revisori anonimi."

  • Swiss Journal of Sociology = Revue suisse de sociologie = Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie OA

    Swiss Journal of Sociology = Revue suisse de sociologie = Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie

    "The Swiss Journal of Sociology was established in 1975 on the initiative of the Swiss Sociological Association. It is published three times a year with the support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences. The journal is a multilingual voice for analysis and research in sociology. It publishes work on the theory, methods, practice, and history of the social sciences in English, French, or German."

  • Transit


    "Transit is a Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World. It is published by the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley; affiliated with the Multicultural Germany Project; supported by funding from the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities and the Institute of European Studies; and available in desktop, mobile, RSS, or newsletter format."

  • Zeitschrift für Auslanderrecht und Ausländerpolitik ZAR

    Zeitschrift für Auslanderrecht und Ausländerpolitik ZAR

    "Die ZAR informiert umfassend über den gesamten Bereich des Ausländerrechts und der Ausländerpolitik des In- und Auslands. Sie trägt damit einem stetig wachsenden Informationsbedürfnis der mit Ausländerfragen befaßten Personen und Institutionen Rechnung. Jedes Heft enthält außer Abhandlungen aktuelle Informationen zu Gesetzgebung, Politik, Rechtsprechung, neuen Büchern, Aufsätzen und sonstigen Veröffentlichungen sowie Veranstaltungen."

  • Zeitschrift für Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung (Z‘Flucht)

    Zeitschrift für Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung (Z‘Flucht)

    "Die Zeitschrift für Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung. German Journal of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (Z’Flucht) ist ein peer-reviewed journal, das wissenschaftliche Beiträge aus unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen zu Fragestellungen der Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung veröffentlicht."

  • Zeitschrift für Migrationsforschung OA

    Zeitschrift für Migrationsforschung / Journal of Migration Studies (ZMF)

    "Die Zeitschrift für Migrationsforschung (ZMF) bietet ein Forum für die wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit den Hintergründen und Bedingungen räumlicher Bewegungen von Menschen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart sowie mit durch Migrationsprozesse hervorgebrachtem gesellschaftlichem Wandel in Herkunfts-, Transit- und Zielkontexten. Die Beiträge präsentieren neue Forschungsergebnisse aus verschiedenen Disziplinen und Forschungsfeldern, diskutieren Konzepte oder formulieren theoretische Angebote. Alle Beiträge durchlaufen zur Qualitätssicherung ein Begutachtungsverfahren.

    Die Zeitschrift für Migrationsforschung ist als Open Access-Journal frei zugänglich und wird vom Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS) der Universität Osnabrück veröffentlicht."

Professional journal «Asyl»


Forced Migration Review (FMR)

The German Journal for Refugee Studies (Z’Flucht)


Tangram: Zeitschrift für die Untersuchung und Analyse von Rassismus in der Schweiz. Revue spécialisée dans l’étude et l’analyse du racisme en Suisse.