The Nordic Journal of Migration Research (NJMR) is seeking to replace one of its Editor-in-Chief. The Nordic Journal of Migration Research is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access international journal that is cost free for authors and readers alike. The journal publishes theoretical and empirical analyses of migratory processes, dealing with themes such as nationalism and transnationalism, ethnic relations and racism, border practices and belonging. The journal gives priority to Nordic issues but publishes articles also from other geographical contexts.
NJMR is a non-profit journal owned by Nordic Migration Research (NMR) and the Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU) and published by Helsinki University Press (HUP).
The journal aims to promote and advance the circulation of the multidisciplinary study of ethnic relations and international migration that is conducted in the Nordic countries. Articles are published in English.
NJMR is looking to appoint a second Editor-in-Chief to replace Synnøve Bendixsen (University of Bergen) who is leaving the team in January 2022.
The new Editor-in-Chief will be working closely with Lena Näre (University of Helsinki) who will continue as the Editor-in-Chief. The new Editor-in-Chief will be supported by the journal editorial team and Managing Editor.
We are looking for an Editor-in-Chief with experience in the field of migration studies (particularly within a Nordic context) and previous editorial experience, including some experience in editing, reviewing, and publishing in peer-reviewed, international journals in the field of migration studies. Prior experience in using electronic submission platforms is an advantage, but not a requirement. As the Editor-in-Chief you will be responsible for assessing the quality of new manuscripts, liaising with authors, overseeing the review process, commenting on manuscripts, and collaborating closely with the Managing Editor and the Editorial team as well as the representatives of our publisher.
If you are interested in the position, please send a short motivation letter of 1-2 pages and your cv (including list of publications) to the Editor-in-Chief Lena Näre (email@example.com) by October 31st, 2021.
Posted on 20 Sep 2021
As of 11th April, we're happy to announce that the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) from Scopus have accepted NJMR into their database. The process to get the journal content listed in the Scopus database will now begin.
Posted on 21 Apr 2021
Nordic Journal of Migration Research invites proposals for one Special Issue published in 2023. The deadline for sending a proposal is August 30th 2021. Decisions will be taken in September 2021. NJMR special issue proposals should be sent to the editor-in-chief Lena Näre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. A 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 maximum 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. (Normally, articles submitted to NJMR are sent to 2-3 external referees, but with special issues we place additional responsibility on the pre- screening to the guest editors.) (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 16 Apr 2021