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Springer partners with IMISCOE on open access journal and book series on migration

Open access journal and book series offer unique perspective on the science of migration and diversity

London | Heidelberg, 21 May 2015

Springer announces a partnership with IMISCOE, the largest network of excellence on migration and diversity in the world, for the publication of their open access journal Comparative Migration Studies and their book series IMISCOE Research Series.

Comparative Migration Studies is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for articles that focus on comparative research in migration, integration, and ethnic studies. Comparative Migration Studies presents readers with an extensive collection of comparative analysis, including studies between countries, groups, levels, and historical periods. It publishes research based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods and promotes the theoretical development of migration studies. All in all, the journal provides a unique and explicit comparative orientation in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies. Thanks to funding from IMISCOE, Comparative Migration Studies will be published fully open access as part of SpringerOpen and SpringerLink.

Springer will also publish the IMISCOE Research Series, the official book series of IMISCOE. Most titles in the series will be published open access and will be available through SpringerOpen as well as on SpringerLink. The series comprises publications which present empirical and theoretical research on different aspects of international migration. With authors being specialists, the books in this series provide a rich source of information for researchers and others involved in international migration studies. This series is published under the editorial supervision of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee which includes leading scholars from all over Europe.

“We are delighted to partner with IMISCOE,” said Evelien Bakker, Springer Editor Population Studies and Health. “We are committed to strengthening IMISCOE’s position in Europe as well as internationally through the open access publication and dissemination of their research.”

Peter Scholten, Associate Coordinator of IMISCOE, said, “Our collaboration with Springer and support for open access will ensure that the work published with us will receive the broadest possible dissemination. Together with Springer we will stand for high-quality academic research that should be open to all.”

IMISCOE/International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe ( is Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration. The network involves 36 member institutes and over 500 scholars from all over Europe. The network focuses on comparative research, publications, the organization of events, PhD training and awards and communication. The network supports 22 research clusters and the IMISCOE annual conferences have become a key item in the agenda of most scholars in the field.

Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,400 English-language journals and more than 9,000 new books in 2014, and the group is home to the world’s largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2014, Springer Science+Business Media generated sales of approximately EUR 959 million. The group employs some 8,500 individuals across the globe.

Further Information

About the Research Series IMISCOE Research Series
About the journal Comparative Migration Studies


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