International Journal of Migration and Border Studies

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Idil Atak
ISSN online: 1755-2427
ISSN print: 1755-2419
4 issues per year
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IJMBS addresses the whole range of technological, human/social, political, policy, organisational and managerial issues related to migration and border studies. IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which offers a forum for disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research concerning conceptual, theoretical, empirical and methodological dimensions of migration and border studies. It aims to bring together a diverse range of international scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge, improve practice, and act as a definitive source on migration and border issues.


 Topics covered include

  • Technological advances/issues
  • Analysis/assessment methodologies
  • Research methods/data analysis
  • Performance measurement
  • Governance, managerial and organisational issues
  • International leadership issues
  • Immigration policy analysis, economic impacts
  • Human mobility, immigrant integration
  • Strategic development, immigration strategy
  • Modelling techniques
  • Decision support
  • Border security design
  • Systems analysis
  • Training/education, professional development
  • Cultural, ethical and philosophical issues

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ObjectivesThe objectives of IJMBS are to provide a forum for international practitioners, academics, researchers and policy makers to disseminate and access the most recent advances in knowledge, research and practice for border security and immigration policy. The journal will emphasise the global nature of border security and immigration policy issues as they impact regional, national and international communities.


IJMBS explores new technologies, strategies, practices, methods and research for border security and immigration policy. The journal will be of interest to professional practitioners, government officials, academics and researchers engaged in analysis, decision and policy making, research and governance related to border security and immigration policy.


IJMBS publishes original papers, technical reports, state-of-the-art reviews, case studies and technical notes. Contributions may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Atak, Idil, Ryerson University, Canada

Assistant Editor

  • Wachuku, Vanessa C., Ryerson University, Canada

Editorial Board Members

  • Aas, Katja Franko, The University of Oslo, Norway
  • Ackleson, Jason, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Anguiano-Téllez, María Eugenia, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico
  • Antonopoulos, Georgios A., Teesside University, UK
  • Baglay, Sasha, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Bains, Satwinder Kaur, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
  • Berg, Laurie, The University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Bigo, Didier, King's College London, UK
  • Bisaillon, Laura, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Bosworth, Mary, University of Oxford, UK
  • Carlier, Jean-Yves, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Chetail, Vincent, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
  • Chiquiar, Daniel, Banco de México, Mexico
  • Crock, Mary, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Gingrich, Luann Good, York University, Canada
  • Guild, Elspeth, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Houle, France, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Iskandar, Pranoto, The Institute for Migrant Rights, Indonesia
  • Kabbanji, Lama, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), France
  • Kneebone, Susan, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • López Sala, Ana María, Centre for Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Spain
  • Martiniello, Marco, Université de Liège, Belgium
  • Mascareñas, Blanca Garcés, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • McNevin, Anne, Monash University, Australia
  • Mitsilegas, Valsamis, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Pelletier Quiñones, Paola, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Dominican Republic
  • Pickering, Sharon, Monash University, Australia
  • Samaddar, Ranabir, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, India
  • Sawadogo, Ram Christophe, Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Tall, Serigne Mansour, United Nations Development Programme, Senegal


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