|Academic Journals with Immigration Content
This list only contains journals with a primary interest in immigration, refugees and migrant minorities. Many mainstream disciplinary journals (e.g., American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Politics) will publish articles on migration. With a few exceptions, the list also omits the dozens of specialized ethnic, regional or area journals that might publish research on specific migrant groups or specific sending/receiving societies.
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First published in 1997, this journal publishes international scholarly work on citizenship, human rights and democratic processes from an interdisciplinary perspective covering the fields of politics, sociology, history, philosophy and cultural studies. Past issues have a heavy representation of theoretical and philosophical writing on citizenship, rights and democracy.
Diaspora: a journal of transnational studies
This multidisciplinary journal focuses on the history, culture, social structure, politics and economics of both the traditional diasporas - Armenian, Greek, and Jewish - and those transnational dispersions which in the past three decades have chosen to identify themselves as 'diasporas.' These groups range from the African-American to the Ukrainian-Canadian, from the Caribbean-British to the new East and South Asian diasporas.
The official journal of the Population Association of America and the top US demography journal. It occasionally contains cutting-edge work on immigration.
Ethnic and Racial Studies
Well-known and well read in both North America and Europe, this journal regularly address immigration issues, but also-as its name suggests-focuses on the broader category of ethnic and racial studies.
This journal seeks to span the disciplines of sociology and political science in raising (and answering) questions of ethnicity, nationalism and related issues such as identity politics and minority rights. There is a particular interest in international scholarship and the nexus between structure and culture.
Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
The Georgetown Immigration Law Journal is the only student-edited law journal devoted exclusively to the study of immigration law. The Journal publishes articles on timely issues by professors and practitioners, solicits reviews of recent books, coordinates symposia on important topics, and produces thoughtful student notes.
Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs
A relatively new journal, its goal is to publish quality, refereed articles on global networks, transnational affairs and practices, and their relation to wider theories of globalization.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
The journal encourages scholarship on any issue touching Hispanic populations (mostly in the Americas), ranging from language to AIDS to political participation.
International Journal of Refugee Law
The journal aims to stimulate research and thinking on refugee law and its development, taking account of the broadest range of state and international organization practice. It also serves policy-makers and advocates engaged in the protection of refugees and it regularly provides information and commentary on current events. In addition to publishing original articles, the journal features regular sections on documentary material, case abstracts and comments, book reviews and annotated bibliographies of reports and other publications.
Free online periodical which has a 17,000+ readership, primarily immigration practitioners but includes others interested in immigration law such as public policy think tanks, government officials, immigration non-profits, etc.
Initiated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Migration is an interdisciplinary journal covering theoretical and applied aspects of international migration. It includes reports on recent conferences and workshops, as well as sections on book reviews and recent publications.
International Migration Review
Probably the most widely read immigration journal in North America. Established in 1966, it takes an interdisciplinary approach to "all aspects of human mobility," publishing research from around the globe.
Journal of American Ethnic History
A publication of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, this journal was established in 1965 to promote the historical study of immigration to the United States and Canada from all parts of the world and the study of ethnic groups that resulted from this immigration. Although most contributors are historians, the journal also publishes work by historically-minded sociologists and political scientists.
Journal of Asian American Studies
The official publication of the Association for Asian American Studies, this journal explores all aspects of Asian American experiences. The journal publishes original works of scholarly interest to the field, including new theoretical developments, research results, methodological innovations and public policy concerns.
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Formerly New Community (established in 1971), this journal is the probably the best known immigration journal in Europe. Editors especially welcome interdisciplinary, comparative research.
Journal of International Migration and Integration
Established in 2000, this refereed journal evolved from the Canadian and international Metropolis programs. Reflecting the ethos of Metropolis, the journal seeks to encourage dialogue between researchers, policy-makers and settlement service providers, encouraging the submission of original research relevant to the concerns of policy-makers and NGOs.
Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
Journal of Refugee Studies
An interdisciplinary journal that predominantly publishes social scientific work on refugee movements and incorporation. Editors are especially interested in the theoretical development of refugee studies, innovative analytical or methodological approaches to refugee studies and reappraisals of current concepts.
Migration Research Centre
Population Research and Policy Review
This journal has a twofold goal: it provides a source for government officials and scholars in which they can learn about the policy implications of recent research relevant to the causes and consequences of changing population size and composition; and it provides a broad, interdisciplinary coverage of population research. It publishes quantitative and demographic studies of migration.
Population and Development Review
This journal is also largely quantitative and demography oriented. Published by the Population Council, it seeks to advance knowledge of the interrelationships between population and socioeconomic development and provides a forum for discussion of related issues of public policy.
The UC Berkeley German Department's new electronic journal. The inaugural issue focused on "Migration, Culture, and the Nation State."