Nordic Journal of Migration Research invites proposals for 1-2 Special Issues published in 2021 with a deadline September 15th 2019. Decisions will be taken by the end of September 2019. NJMR special issue proposals should be sent to the editor-in-chief Lena Näre (lena.nare(at)helsinki.fi).
The proposal should include:
The title and description of the theme, including a statement of what kind of a significant contribution the proposed issue will make to the field of migration research more broadly. (A Special Issue cannot be a mere collection of articles on the same topic.)
Short bios of guest editors as well as contact details
Abstracts of the articles to be included in the issue, contact details and bios of all the authors
Suggested timetable where you indicate clearly when you plan to submit the full papers for review, please note that the entire process from first submissions to revision(s) to acceptance to copyediting to publication takes 15-18 months.
In order to discuss the relevance of their topic for NJMR, potential special issue editors may want to contact the editor-in-chief before submitting a special issue proposal. Preliminary approval of the topic by the editor-in-chief is, however, not a decision of acceptance, and all articles are subject to peer review.
Normally, Special Issues consists of a maximum of 6 articles (8,000 words) as well as a shorter Introduction (4,000 words). Potential special issue editors may want to collect special issue articles in different ways. Those who want to announce an open call for abstracts should not mention NJMR in the call. However, if the call is sent to a selected, closed group of potential authors, NJMR can be mentioned as the intended journal to propose a submission, making it also clear that the call is not made on behalf of NJMR. In all cases, it is important to inform the potential authors that all articles will go through a blind peer review process, which will determine the eventual outlook of the issue. Only papers that pass the review process and are revised accordingly can be published.
The peer-review process in NJMR special issues works on three levels: (1) The guest editors pre-review the articles, after which (2) each article will be sent to external referees. (Normally, articles submitted to NJMR are sent to 2-3 external referees, but with special issues we place additional responsibility on the pre-screening to the guest editors.) (3) After this referee process, the editors-in-chief will also comment on the coherence of the whole issue in addition to commenting on individual papers.
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. We are open to different methodological approaches, and publish 1-2 guest edited Special Issues per year (see Guidelines for SI proposals).
The journal was founded in 2011 by Nordic Migration Research (NMR). It is a continuation of the Norwegian Journal of Migration Research (2000-2009) and the Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration (2006-2010). Our funding comes from the NMR network, as well as from partner organisations, such as research institutions.
Why subscribe and read
NJMR publishes high quality articles and book reviews on the Nordic region and beyond in the field of international migration and ethnic relations. It provides a unique and up-to-date window to top scholarship in its field.
NJMR is an effective channel of academic dissemination because it is widely read and distributed through Nordic and European research networks and libraries and read by policy makers as well.
The submitted manuscripts should be no longer than 8,000 words, including the abstract, keywords, endnotes, tables, figures and references.
In all manuscripts, there should be an abstract of 150 words, which summarises the content and conclusion of the article.
Please provide also five keywords in the end of the abstract.
Use the font size 12 (Times New Roman or equivalent) and double spacing throughout the text, also in the list of references and endnotes. Pages should be numbered consecutively.
Footnotes should be avoided, but there may be a limited number of endnotes, numbered consecutively at the end of the text.
Pictures (300 dpi), tables and figures (excel or Word) can be sent as separate files or they can be embedded in the text. When sending them as separate files, the eventual position should be clearly indicated in the text.
Articles should be original and not under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere, either in part or full. Please note that any attempts of plagiarism will be taken very seriously, and standard academic ethical guidelines should be followed by all our authors.
You will have to register when submitting to the system for the first time. When submitting a co-authored manuscript all authors will get an email after the submission, asking them to register to the platform.
The submitted manuscript should be fully anonymised, without a title page or any other details that may help the reviewers to identify the author(s). Please anonymise also the references to your own work.
When submitting a manuscript, please provide the journal also with 2-3 names of potential referees along with their contact details (email).
Please read carefully also the NJMR reference guidelines below, and follow them punctually.
NJMR REFERENCE GUIDELINES
When submitting your MS, you should provide complete, correct and properly structured references, as instructed in these guidelines.
Please note that his is not only a stylistic issue, but highly important also for the reference linking of your article: Complete and correct references may allow automatic creation of active links by the MetaPress technology that we use for making the electronic version of our journal. Active reference linking is regarded as the greatest benefit of electronic publishing and it adds a lot of value to your publication.
For the same reasons, it is important also for the Special Issue authors and editors to follow these guidelines in all referencing – including the citations to other articles in the same Special Issue. This means that the Special Issue authors should not use the expression (Author, this issue), but instead (Author, 2014).
The following sections give you detailed instructions on citing books, journal articles, newspaper articles, conference papers, webpages and others.
Please provide all the required elements in the references to your paper, paying particular attention to spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Accuracy and completeness of references are the responsibilities of the author.
Please note also that if your references have DOI numbers (DOI = digital object identifier, see http://www.doi.org/), these should be included in the references. DOIs are very easy to find. Most publishers, if they use DOI numbers, place them at the top of the article front page. The DOI number will automatically make the active reference link in an online publication, hence adding the value of your publication.
Harvard style referencing
NJMR uses Harvard style referencing, which means that you must provide (a) in-text (parenthetical, author/date) citations in the main body of the article, and (b) a list of references at the end.
N.B. If you need to clarify your arguments by adding notes in the text, please use endnotes.
The in-text (parenthetical) citation:
Each reference in the text must be identified with the name(s) of the author(s), the year of publication and pagination, which are separated from the text by parentheses.
Their subjectivity is at once deterritorialized in relation to a particular country, though highly localized in relation to family (Ong 1993: 771-772).
Ong (1993: 771-772) writes that…
Please note that there is no punctuation between the surname and the date, and that the page numbers are separated from the date by a colon.
Books, articles, conference papers, theses etc.:
with single author: (Holt 1997: 1)
with 2 or 3 authors: (McCarthy, William & Pascale 1997: 22-24)
with more than 3 authors: (Bond et al. 1985: 3)
with no author: (A history of Greece 1994: 45)
with organization as author: (UNHCR 2000: 33)
by same author(s) in the same year: (Bond 1991a, 1991b)
with no author: use first few words of the page title,e.g. (Improve indigenous housing 2007)
with no date: (Jones, n.d.)
web document: (Name of Document 2006)
- N.B. date here is the year of publication
Website: (Name of Website 2011)
- N.B. date here is the year when the website is accessed
Citing information someone else has cited:
(O'Reilly, cited in Byrne 2008: 2)
- in the reference list give the details of the work in which you found the citation (e.g. in this case Byrne)
N.B. More than one reference must be separated by a semicolon, and organized alphabetically: (Bond et al. 1985: 36-40; Guevarra 2010a: 2; Jones n.d.; UNHCR 2011)
The listing of references:
Please compile all the sources referred to in the text at the end of your MS, and organize them alphabetically under the title “References”.
N.B. The list should include all sources in one alphabetical order; there is no need to categorise the references into subgroups such as “Books and articles”, “Websites” etc.
Website, no date: Jones, MD n.d., Commentary on indigenous housing initiatives. Available from: <http://www.architecture.com.au>. [Last accessed 6.6.2009].
Web document: Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources 2006, Being Prepared for an Influenza Pandemic: a Kit for Small Businesses, Government of Australia, Available from: <http://www.innovation.gov.au>. [Last accessed 28.2.2009].
Published: Riley, D 1992, 'Industrial relations in Australian education', in Contemporary Australasian industrial relations: proceedings of the sixth AIRAANZ conference, ed. D. Blackmur, AIRAANZ, Sydney, pp. 124-140.
Electronic publications: Fan, W, Gordon, MD & Pathak, R 2000, 'Personalization of search engine services for effective retrieval and knowledge management', Proceedings of the twenty-first international conference on information systems, pp. 20-34. Available from: ACM Portal: ACM Digital Library. [Last accessed 24.6.2004].
Unpublished: Brown, S & Caste, V 2004, 'Integrated obstacle detection framework'. Paper presented at the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IEEE, Detroit MI.
Editor-in-Chief Lena Näre, University of Helsinki, Finland Synnøve Bendixsen, University of Bergen, Norway
Peter Holley Managing Editor Nordic Journal of Migration Research
Editorial Advisory Board Martin Baumann, University of Lucerne, Switzerland John Eade, Roehampton University, United Kingdom Gunilla Holm, University of Helsinki, Finland Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, USA Randy Lippert, University of Windsor, Canada Yngve Lithman, University of Bergen, Norway Diana Mulinari, Lund University, Sweden Sari Pietikäinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Pirkko Pitkänen, University of Tampere, Finland Alex Stepick, Florida International University, USA Charles Westin, University of Stockholm, Sweden
Editors Editorial board Anika Liversage, Socialforskningsinstituttet (SFI), Denmark Berit Berg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Camilla Nordberg, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Christine Jacobsen, University of Bergen, Norway Elli Heikkilä, Institute of Migration, Finland Erik Olsson, Stockholm University, Sweden Hilde Lidén, Institute for Social Research, Norway Kræn Blume, Danish Institute of Governmental Research, Denmark Maja Frykman, Malmö University, Sweden Trine Lund Thomsen, Aalborg University, Denmark Tünde Puskas, Linköping University, Sweden
Book reviews Anne Häkkinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Jaana Palander, University of Tampere, Finland Sayaka Osanami Törngren, Malmö University, Sweden Amanda Cellini, University of Oslo, Norway