Springer and IMISCOE partner on open access journal and book series on migration

Springer announces a partnership with IMISCOE, the largest network of excellence on migration and diversity in the world, for the publication of their open access journal Comparative Migration Studies and their book series IMISCOE Research Series.

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.Comparative Migration Studies presents readers with an extensive collection of comparative analysis, including studies between countries, groups, levels, and historical periods. It publishes research based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods and promotes the theoretical development of migration studies. All in all, the journal provides a unique and explicit comparative orientation in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies. Thanks to funding from IMISCOE, Comparative Migration Studies will be published fully open access as part of SpringerOpen and SpringerLink.

Springer will also publish the IMISCOE Research Series, the official book series of IMISCOE. Most titles in the series will be published open access and will be available through SpringerOpen as well as on SpringerLink. The series comprises publications which present empirical and theoretical research on different aspects of international migration. With authors being specialists, the books in this series provide a rich source of information for researchers and others involved in international migration studies. This series is published under the editorial supervision of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee which includes leading scholars from all over Europe.

“We are delighted to partner with IMISCOE,” said Evelien Bakker, Springer Editor Population Studies and Health. “We are committed to strengthening IMISCOE’s position in Europe as well as internationally through the open access publication and dissemination of their research.”

Peter Scholten, Associate Coordinator of IMISCOE, said, “Our collaboration with Springer and support for open access will ensure that the work published with us will receive the broadest possible dissemination. Together with Springer we will stand for high-quality academic research that should be open to all.”