The IMS Policy and Working Paper Series
Launched in September 2022, the Institute for Migration Studies’ Policy and Working Paper series provides an Open Access platform for publishing high-quality paper-length research scholars, academics and practitioners from around the world. Policy and working papers are published on the IMS website as a resource for migration and refugee-focused research. Papers must be submitted in English. See the criteria for publication below.
Areas of Focus:
- Diaspora-Homeland Relations
- International Migration and Refugee Law
- Refugee and Displacement Studies
- Migrant Domestic Workers and Labor Migration
- Gender and Migration
- Refugee and Migrant Health
- Humanitarian Settings and Conflict
- Migration and Asylum Policy
- Statelessness, Citizenship, Identity and Transnationalism
- Environmental Migration and Displacement
- Migration, Refugee and Displacement Policy
- Borders and Securitization
- Repatriation and Safe Return
Criteria for Publication:
- Papers should be based on original research. They will be evaluated based on their contemporary relevance, contribution to the field, structure and analytical rigor.
- Papers are generally between 4,500 and 7,500 words, excluding footnotes.
- Cover pages must include the paper’s title, author’s name and affiliation, and their email address.
- Papers must include an abstract of 300 words, and 5 key words.
- No bibliography is to be inserted at the end of the manuscript. References are to be inserted as footnotes in any recognized referring style (APA or Chicago preferred).
- Font size 12 point, justified, single spaced.
- Footnote size 10 point, single spaced.
- US spelling for English.
- Submitted in .doc format.
- The series accepts papers through an open call on a rolling basis.
- Papers will be reviewed by the series’ Editor, Dr. Jasmin Lilian Diab, as well as one designated reviewer.
- Those accepted may be subject to pre-publication light editing.
- Decisions to accept, reject or propose revisions to a paper will be made within a maximum of four weeks after submission.
- Papers are published online and are freely accessible.
- Opinions expressed in individual papers are solely those of the author/s, who retain the copyright.
- They do not represent the views of the Institute for Migration Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences or the Lebanese American University, and should not be attributed to them.
- For further information, and to submit a paper please contact the series Editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers in this Series:
Paper 1/2022: The Role of UNHCR and International Law in Return, Ethics and Practice: Can Lebanon Repatriate Syrian Refugees in Safety and Dignity Alone? by Jasmin Lilian Diab.
Paper 2/2022: Acknowledged but Forgotten: The Gender Dimensions of Sexual Violence Against Migrant Domestic Workers in Post-Crisis Lebanon by Jasmin Lilian Diab, Banchi Yimer, Tsigereda Brihanu, Ariane Kitoko, Amira Gidey and Francisca Ankrah.
Paper 3/2023: Interpersonal, Institutional, and Structural Racism in COVID-19: Policy Impacts on Migrant Communities by Mohammad Al-Abbas and Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss.