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Author Guidelines

The aim of the Migration Letters journal is to provide a medium for the publication of original papers covering the entire span of migration research. The editors are particularly keen to publish new and critical work on current developments in research and analysis.

All contributors must now submit to Migration Letters via online submission process after registering with this website

Papers submitted for publication are entered into a double-blind peer review system and normally read by at least two assessors.  The Editors' decision will be final. Articles submitted to Migration Letters should be an original piece of work, not been published before and not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form.

Please make sure your manuscript is prepared according to the guidelines provided on our website.

Papers submitted to Migration Letters should be original unpublished accounts about 3500-4,000 words or 10-14 printed journal pages in length, excluding the footnotes and references.

If the online system is not responsive, submissions can be sent by e-mail to the editor at editor@migrationletters.com. Manuscripts must be submitted as word documents (.txt, .doc, .rtf extensions are accepted).

Any opinions expressed in Migration Letters are those of authors and do not necessarily those of the editors or publisher.

Authors are personally responsible for obtaining permission for the reprint of any previously published material.

By submitting a manuscript to the Migration Letters journal, the author(s) agrees to pass copyright to the Journal and the Publisher. The Publisher is authorised to disseminate the submitted material in print and electronic formats following thorough peer-review and editorial process.

All manuscripts must be submitted in English. To disseminate your research more effectively, you may consider getting help here.

Footnotes in the text should be numbered seriatim and include information which is not appropriate in the main text.

Tables and figures should be integrated in the text and the copy editors may alter the layout whenever necessary. The title page must include an abstract of about 100 words and 5 key words. Full contact information with institutional affiliations must also be provided. Introduction, literature review and data should be kept to a minimum unless it is essential to the paper.

Manuscripts submitted to Migration Letters will not be returned.

Manuscripts accepted for publication or published by Migration Letters cannot be distributed, reproduced or reprinted without prior permission of Migration Letters.

Please submit the following :

Please include your full details, contact and mail addresses as well as affiliations (if any) and a short biography when submitting online. Please also include the names and contact details of three potential reviewers while submitting online (there is a section to enter notes to the editor).

Manuscript including the abstract (max. 150 words) and up to 5 keywords. (Please do not include any personal or affiliation information in the manuscript).

Manuscripts must be submitted as word documents (.txt, .doc, .rtf extensions are accepted). Please also send excel tables for graphics and/or figures used in the paper (if applicable). Please ensure your manuscript is paginated.

Format of the text should be as follows:

All articles must follow APA style of referencing. References must be complete. All references to books, articles and other sources should be inserted in the text; references should contain the last name of the author, year of publication and pagination where appropriate, e.g. (Smith, 2003: 187).

For co-authored sources, provide names for two authors if dual authorship e.g. (Kubat, 2011; Simpson, 2001, 2007), and for more than two authors use et al. after the first author's name (Broderick et al., 2009).

For institutions, use abbreviations in the text.

Acknowledgements should be given either in a footnote on the first page or at the end of the manuscript, before the list of references.

The reference list should be placed at the end of the text and must only include sources referred to in the text. All items should be listed alphabetically by author and by year of publication. Italics must be used for titles of books and journals.

The list of references should appear at the end of the text. It should be double spaced and listed in alphabetical order by author's name.

Please follow APA style for in text referencing and reference list at the end of your article.

For books, reports, thesis, etc.

Rossi, P. (1955). Why Families Move: A Study in the Social Psychology of Urban Mobility. New York: Macmillan.

Burgess, E. W. and Bogue, D. J. (eds.) (1967). Urban Sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Rouse R. (1989). Mexican Migration to the United States: Family Relations in the Development of a Transnational Migration Circuit. Unpublished PhD thesis, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

For articles in edited works

Wolf, D.L. (2002). "There’s no place like “home”: emotional transnationalism and the struggles of second-generation Filipinos". In: P. Levitt and M.C. Waters (eds.) The Changing Face of Home: The transnational lives of the second generation, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

For articles in periodicals

Illés, S. (2005). "Elderly immigration to Hungary", Migration Letters, 2 (2): 164-169.

Levitt, P., DeWind, J. and Vertovec, S. (2003). "International perspectives on transnational migration: An introduction". International Migration Review, 37 (3): 565-575.

Borjas, G. J. and Bratsberg, B. (1996). "Who Leaves? The Outmigration of the Foreign-born". Review of Economics and Statistics, 78: 165-176.

Illustrations should be inserted in the text. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures, and should be numbered. Illustrations can be in colour and appear in colour for the online version but the print version of the journal will be printed in one colour.

Tables should also be numbered consecutively in the text and must be inserted in the text. There should not be redundant tables in the manuscript.

Any submission which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before consideration for publication.

Editorial Policy

All submitted papers are screened and reviewed by the editorial and/or external reviewers. Referees are expected to provide supportive comments regarding their decisions. Following the receipt of a manuscript in the appropriate format, we anticipate a decision within three months.

Migration Letters, Editor

E-mail: editor@migrationletters.com

Web:http://www.migrationletters.com

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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All copies of part or all of the Article made under any of the Author Rights shall include the appropriate bibliographic citation and notice of the TPL copyright.

By submitting a paper to the TPL journal, authors agree to this Agreement, and represent and warrant that the Article is original with the author(s) and does not infringe any copyright or violate any other right of any third parties, and that the Article has not been published elsewhere, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in any form, except as provided herein. The submitting author(s) also represent and warrant that they have the full power to enter into this Agreement and to make the grants contained herein.

 

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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

[ OPTIONAL ] ML Fast-Track Review: 100.00 (GBP)
This fee is optional for authors who are in need of expedited decision. The funds raised are used to incentivise speedy reviews by referees. With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to be completed in 4 weeks or less.

Migration Letters actively promotes research and scholarship in the field and therefore does not charge fees for submission or publication.



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