Nordic Journal of Migration Research invites proposals for our 2022 Special Issue(s). The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2020. NJMR special issue proposals should be sent to the editor-in-chief Lena Näre (lena.nare(at)helsinki.fi).
The proposal should include:
In order to discuss the relevance of their topic for NJMR, potential special issue editors may want to contact the editor-in-chief before submitting a special issue proposal. Preliminary approval of the topic by the editor-in-chief is, however, not a decision of acceptance, and all articles are subject to peer review.
Normally, Special Issues consists of a maximum of 6 articles (8,000 words) as well as a shorter Introduction (4,000 words). Potential special issue editors may want to collect special issue articles in different ways. Those who want to announce an open call for abstracts should not mention NJMR in the call. However, if the call is sent to a selected, closed group of potential authors, NJMR can be mentioned as the intended journal to propose a submission, making it also clear that the call is not made on behalf of NJMR. In all cases, it is important to inform the potential authors that all articles will go through a blind peer review process, which will determine the eventual outlook of the issue. Only papers that pass the review process and are revised accordingly can be published.
The peer-review process in NJMR special issues works on three levels: (1) The guest editors pre-review the articles, after which (2) each article will be sent to external referees. (3) After this referee process, the editors-in-chief will also comment on the coherence of the whole issue in addition to commenting on individual papers.
Posted on 09 Mar 2020