About the Journal

Focus and Scope of Migration Letters

Migration Letters is a leading scholarly multidisciplinary academic 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 enabling concise sharing of short accounts of research, debates, case studies, book reviews and viewpoints in this multidisciplinary field of social sciences. Migration Letters cover a wide range of topics including the psychology of immigrants to remittances and development.

ISSN: 1741-8984 Print  1741-8992 Online

Abstracting and Indexing

Migration Letters has been indexed and abstracted in:

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Peer Review Process

Migration Letters follows a double blind peer review policy. Articles submitted to the journal are screened by the editorial team and then, if appropriate, sent to two reviewers. Finally, in the light of reviewer comments, the editorial team reaches a decision about publication. This decision is final.

Research Articles, Letters, Brief Communications, Case Studies, Reports, Analysis, Reviews, and Viewpoints are peer-reviewed. All forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors. Other contributions are not usually peer-reviewed. 

All submitted manuscripts are read by our editorial staff. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent to reviewers. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are desk rejected without external review. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to two or more reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice.

Reviewers are welcome to recommend a particular course of action, but they should bear in mind that the other reviewers of a particular paper may have different technical expertise and/or views, and the editors may have to make a decision based on conflicting advice. The most useful reports, therefore, provide the editors with the information on which a decision should be based. Setting out the arguments for and against publication is often more helpful to the editors than a direct recommendation one way or the other.

Our editors evaluate the strength of the arguments raised by reviewers and by the authors, and may also consider other information not available to either party. Our primary responsibilities are to our readers and to the scientific community at large, and in deciding how best to serve them, we must weigh the claims of each paper against the many others also under consideration. Reviewers' criticisms are taken seriously, particularly the technical criticisms.

Publication Frequency

From July 2023, Migration Letters publishes on a monthly basis.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content subject to funding available. Authors or their funders can make their articles freely accessible by paying an APC which is payable if and once an article is accepted for publication.

Code of Conduct and Publishing Ethics

Migration Letters is committed to maintaining standards. We, therefore, ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to publishing ethics. Further guidance can be found through  Migration Letters Publishing Ethics Policy which closely follows the COPE guidelines.

Article Processing Charges

To offer Open Access content Migration Letters levies an article-processing charge of USD 800 for each article accepted for publication in a regular issue, or USD 600 for publication in a special issue for the developed nations. However, a discounted fee of USD 450 for regular issue and USD 300 for special issue for authors from developing countries. This is to facilitate greater participation from researchers in those regions, fostering diversity of perspectives and promoting global collaboration in academic research. 

To obtain an invoice and settle the fees, please email "editor.migrationletters@gmail.com" indicating the Journal title, name(s) of author(s) and the title of the paper.

Old publisher: Transnational Press London

New Publisher: Migration Letters & The London Publishers