Sussex Centre for Migration Research


Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Aims and scope  JEMS cover

The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) publishes the results of high-quality, cutting-edge research from across the social science disciplines that addresses themes relating to ethnic relations, diversity and migration. Within the field, JEMS is  a ‘broad church’ and open to a range of disciplines and perspectives on all forms of migration and its consequences, as well as ethnic relations, discrimination, racism, nationalism and transnationalism, citizenship, identity and hybridity, globalisation and cosmopolitanism, and policies of integration. Contributions to the Journal are especially welcome when they are the result of comparative research, for example within Europe, between one or more European country and the countries of North America and the Asia-Pacific, or between migrant groups.

JEMS has a long-standing interest in informed policy debate and contributions are welcomed which seek to develop the implications of research for policy innovation, or which evaluate the results of previous initiatives. The Journal is also interested in publishing the results of theoretical work.

All research articles published in JEMS have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

Professor Paul Statham, director of the SCMR, has been the Editor-in-chief of JEMS since 2013, together with Dr James Hampshire, Dr Rahsaan Maxwell (Deputy Editors), Dr Laura Morosanu, Dr Merlin Schaeffer, Dr Sarah Scuzzarello and Dr Aleksandra Lewicki (Associate Editors)

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JEMS Editorial Team

Paul Statham - Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex

Deputy Editors

Rahsaan Maxwell - Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
James Hampshire - Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex

In-house Associate Editors

Laura Morosanu - Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex
Merlin Schaeffer - Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
Sarah Scuzzarello - Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex
Aleksandra Lewicki - Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex


Associate Editors

Adrian Favell - Sciences Po, Paris, France
Marc Helbling - WZB, Germany 
Peggy Levitt - Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA

Editorial Board

Richard Alba - City University of New York, USA
Joaquín Arango - Complutense University, Spain
Rainer Bauböck - European University Institute (EUI), Italy
Michaela Benson - Goldsmiths, UK
Pieter Bevelander - MIM, Malmö University, Sweden
Erik Bleich - Middlebury College, USA
Alice Bloch - University of Manchester, UK
Christina Boswell - University of Edinburgh, UK
Rogers Brubaker - UCLA, USA
Jørgen Carling - PRIO, Norway
Stephen Castles - University of Sydney, Australia
Elaine Chase - University College London Institute of Education, UK
Susanne Y. P. Choi - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Michael Collyer - University of Sussex, UK
Rafaela M. Dancygier - Princeton University, USA
Ilse Derluyn - Ghent University, Belgium 
Antje Ellermann - University of British Columbia, Canada
Els de Graauw - Baruch College, City University of New York, USA
Christian Joppke - University of Bern, Switzerland
Irena Kogan - University of Mannheim, Germany
Ruud Koopmans - WZB Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany
Jonathan Laurence - Boston College, USA
Magdalena Nowicka - Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Eva Østergaard-Nielsen - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Katia Pilati - University of Trento, Italy
Sureeporn Punpuing - Mahidol University, Thailand 
Mirna Safi - Sciences Po, France
Ronald Skeldon - University of Sussex, UK and Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Sirijit Sunanta - Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol, Thailand
Van C Tran - City University of New York, USA
Linda R. Tropp - University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Roger Waldinger - University of California Los Angeles, USA  
Bingyu Wang - Sun Yat-sen University, China                                                                         
Jolanda van der Noll - FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Brenda Yeoh - National University of Singapore, Singapore
Min Zhou - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

JEMS editorial team and board

Submissions to JEMS

We welcome articles from a broad range of disciplines related to migration and/or ethnic relations (see Aims and Scope above). Individual submissions should be uploaded to the JEMS ScholarOne site. Further instructions for authors are on the Taylor and Francis website.

Special Issues Proposals

JEMS welcomes proposals for Special Issues. Calls for Special Issues will be announced here. Special Issues are edited by a Guest Editor/Editors, who is/are responsible for commissioning papers for the Special Issue, liaising with authors, and arranging for an external peer review for each of the papers. The Guest Editor(s) is/are also responsible for liaising with the JEMS editorial team and keeping them informed of progress of the Issue according to the milestones set out in the proposal. See guidelines for Special Issue submissions.