International Journal of Migration and Border Studies
- Editor in Chief
- Associate Prof. Sasha Baglay
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
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
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.
IJMBS is indexed in:
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- Google Scholar
- Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR) Political and social sciences (Area 14)
- Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
IJMBS is listed in:
Editor in Chief
- Baglay, Sasha, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Editorial Board Members
- Aas, Katja Franko, The University of Oslo, Norway
- Ackleson, Jason, Rice University, USA
- Anguiano-Téllez, María Eugenia, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico
- Antonopoulos, Georgios A., Teesside University, UK
- Atak, Idil, Ryerson University, 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
- 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
- Fynn Bruey, Veronica, Athabasca University, Canada
- 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, New School For Social Research, USA
- 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
- Puggioni, Raffaela, LUISS Guido Carli, Italy
- Samaddar, Ranabir, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, India
- Sundberg, Kelly W., Mount Royal University, Canada
A few essentials for publishing in this journal
- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
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Legal indifference to refugees
28 March, 2022
A new analysis of the prosecutions of refugees and asylum-seekers in the UK suggests that there are three main reasons why they do not fare will. Work published in the International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, suggests that there is only a 'patchwork' of protections to safeguard refugees and asylum-seekers from unwarranted prosecution. There is also a major problem in that state and legal institutions operate in policy silos and fail to communicate with each other. Finally, there is a significant indifference among legal institutions to the plight of desperate people and moreover, they are deeply hostile towards them. John R. Campbell of the Department of Anthropology & Sociology at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, UK, explains that the UK government has consistently prosecuted and convicted asylum-seekers. This he suggests is in contravention of the government's obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention. The underlying terms of the pertinent Article of the convention say that people 'coming directly' from a country of persecution cannot be punished by the receiving state on the basis of their entry or presence in that state as being deemed 'illegal' by the host government [...]More details...