Nordic Journal of Migration Research

The Journal of Nordic Migration Research

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Call for Proposals – Special Issues for 2019
The editors-in-chief of Nordic Journal of Migration Research invite proposals for Special Issues published in 2019 the earliest. Please see the attached call for details and send us ( and your proposal by September 15th, 2017.

Call for Proposals Special Issues for 2018

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.

Why submit

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.

Institutions supporting the Nordic Journal for Migration Research (NJMR)
IMER Bergen, Norway
NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS, Norway
Institute for Social Research (ISF), Norway
FAFO, Norway
Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Norway
Hugo Valentin Centre, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Department of Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm, Sweden

The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi), Norway

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:


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Lena Näre, University of Helsinki, Finland
Synnøve Bendixsen, University of Bergen, Norway

Managing Editor
Erica Righard, Malmö University, Sweden

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

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

Managing Editor

Book reviews
Anne Häkkinen
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Jaana Palander:

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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.


Please submit your manuscript in RTF or Word format through the Editorial Manager submission platform at .

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.


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, 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.

Other examples:

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.

Below, such categorization is used so as to instruct on the correct format of different types of references. Please make sure, that the punctuation, spacing and formatting follows these guidelines :


  • with single author:
    Holt, DH 1997, Management principles and practices, Prentice-Hall, Sydney.
  • with more than one author:
    McCarthey, EJ, William, DP & Pascale, GQ 1997, Basic marketing, Irwin, Sydney.
  • with no author:
    A history of Greece 1994, Irwin, Sydney.
  • with organization as author:
    UNHCR 2000, The state of the world's refugees 2000: fifty years of humanitarian action, UNHCR, Geneva.
  • with single editor:
    Jones, MD (ed.) 1998, Management in Australia, Academic Press, London.
  • with more than one editor:
    Bullinger, HJ & Warnecke HJ (eds) 1985, Toward the factory of the future, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • E-book: Aghion, P & Durlauf, S (eds.) 2005, Handbook of economic growth, Elsevier, Amsterdam. Available from: Elsevier books. [Last accessed 04.11.2004].
  • Different works by the same author the same year:
    Bond, G 1991a, Business ethics, McGraw-Hill, Sydney.
    Bond, G 1991b, Corporate governance, Irwin, London.

Articles and book chapters:

  • Journal article: Conley, TG & Galenson, DW 1998, ‘Nativity and wealth in mid-nineteenth century cities’, Journal of Economic History, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 468-493, DOI:10.2478/s11533-007-0023-3.
  • Articles/chapters in an edited book: White, H 2002, 'The westernization of world history' in Western historical thinking: an intercultural debate, ed J Rusen, Berghahn Books, New York pp. 111-119.


  • Website, no author:
    Improve indigenous housing now, government told, 2007. Available from: . [Last accessed 8.2.2009].
  • Website, no date:
    Jones, MD n.d., Commentary on indigenous housing initiatives. Available from:
    . [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: . [Last accessed 28.2.2009].
  • Website:
    Australian Securities Exchange 2009, Market Information. Available from: . [Last accessed 5.7.2009].

Conference papers:

  • 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.

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