Latin America and the Caribbean – FMR call for articles

Forced Migration Review issue 56 – to be published in October 2017 – will include a major feature on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Deadline for submission of articles: Monday 5th June 2017

  The Latin American and Caribbean region has a long history of solidarity with those fleeing persecution, conflict and other forms of violence, and has been reinforcing its commitment to strengthening international protection for displaced people. Large-scale displacements in Latin America and the Caribbean were until fairly recently – with the notable exception of Colombia – a feature of the past. This has been changing, however, in particular with displacement due to criminal violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America and after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

This issue of FMR will look at what can be learned from the region’s experience, and at the current and potential future challenges in the region that need to be addressed in order to protect internally displaced people, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people.
FMR will provide a forum for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and those directly affected by the issues to share experience and examples of good practice, debate perspectives and approaches, and offer recommendations. In particular, the FMR Editors are looking for practice-oriented submissions which address questions such as the following:

  • How are the countries of Latin America dealing with the legacy of protracted displacement situations?
  • What can we learn from past peace and transitional justice processes in the region?
  • What have been the experiences of integration of refugees both from within the region and from outside it?
  • What will happen with Colombian refugees in the region after the peace deal?
  • Have programmes of solidarity been effective in providing protection and solutions for refugees?
  • What can be learnt from the region in terms of South-South cooperation?
  • Does Latin America need a regional system of migration governance and are there good models of refugee legislation in the region?
  • What is the legacy of the Cartagena Declaration, the Mexico Plan of Action, the Brazil Declaration and Plan of Action, and most recently the San Jose Declaration on Central America?
  • What are the roles of regional organisations such as Mercosur, Unasur, Caricom and Comunidad Andina in the protection of forced migrants in the region? How has the Inter-American System for human rights contributed to strengthening protection standards in the region?
  • Do IDPs in the region receive the protection they need?
  • What are the roles of universities, faith-based organisations and other members of civil society in refugee protection?
  • How can relationships between UNHCR, governments, local implementing agencies and refugees work best?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for emerging countries of resettlement?
  • How successful are countries in the region in eradicating statelessness?
  • How can governments and organisations respond to the emerging patterns of displacement as a result of agents of persecution such as criminal groups and drug cartels, particularly in the Northern Triangle of Central America?
  • Is climate change expected to create displacement in the region and are states managing to protect environmentally displaced persons?
  • What are the main protection issues for people displaced from the region, both to North America and elsewhere?
  • Is the maritime protection response adequate for those fleeing by sea, especially in the Caribbean region?
  • Are there particular issues for displaced children, women, minorities and people with disabilities in the region?
  • What is the region’s role globally, given recent political developments and commitments in respect of refugees and migrants? And how far can the region’s own commitments be put into practice in terms of access to protection in the region?
  • Is the region ready to pioneer a fourth durable solution through labour mobility?
Maximum length: 2,500 words.
Deadline for submission of articles: 5th June 2017
If you are interested in contributing, please email the Editors at to discuss your ideas for an article. Please also consult our guidelines for authors at

Please also note:
  • While we are looking for examples of good, replicable practice and experience as well as sound analysis of the issues at stake, we also urge writers to discuss failures and difficulties: what does/did not work so well, and why.
  • We are particularly keen to reflect the experiences and knowledge of communities and individuals directly affected by these questions. If you have suggestions of colleagues or community representatives who may wish to contribute, please do email us; we are happy to work with individuals to help them develop an article.
  • FMR seeks to include articles with a gendered approach or a gender analysis as part of them.

Call for Papers – Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo)

The Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo) is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming issue.

You can also access the call for submissions as a PDF document.

Call for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for the upcoming issue of the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (Volume 7, Number 1). Submissions are welcome from practitioners in the field, students, academics, people with first-hand experience of first migration, and others who would like to share their contribution. The deadline for submitting your work is 2nd April 2017. You will be notified whether your contribution was accepted roughly one month after the submission deadline. We will support authors of selected articles with detailed feedback prior to publication.

How to Submit in 5 Simple Steps

Step 1: Choosing your section

The Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration is divided into five sections — the academic articles section, the policy monitor, the law monitor, the field monitor, and the first-hand section. To learn more about the different sections, please visit here. If you are unsure which section is best for your contribution, please contact our Co-Editors-in-Chief under

Step 2: Checking the requirements of your section

Each section has slightly different requirements when it comes to word count. Submissions to the academic section can be up to 6000 words long, whereas contributions to the monitor sections and the first-hand section should be no longer than 1500 words. Please note that for the first-hand section, multimedia submissions are also welcome. Details about the different sections can be found here. Each section also has respective section editors — feel free to get in touch with them if you have further questions.

Step 3: Familiarising yourself with our style guideline

In our style guideline, you will find information on our citations style as well as details such as font type and font size. For more information, please visit here.

Step 4: Finalising your submission

In addition to your contribution, please send us an abstract, a short description of yourself, and a signed copy of our publishing agreement. You can find details about these three additional elements here.

Step 5: Send us your submission by 2nd April 2017!

Please send your submission to the email address of the respective section editors (listed under the different sections). We look forward to receiving your contribution!

For further questions, please contact our Co-Editors-in-Chief (

Call for Papers Round Up

Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict
Submission Deadline: 20 February 2017

This conference is motivated by the plight of people fleeing conflict, attempting to reach Europe, and more specifically, the UK. How does the UK government govern (globally) for refugees and how should it govern for refugees? We invite engagement from theoretical, legal and empirical research into refugee journeys to the UK. From the plight of people affected by conflict, to refugee camps, perilous water crossings, the Jungle, UK Border Force and the process of seeking asylum on arrival in the UK (including UK detention centres). This conference will establish an evidence base to help practitioners and to highlight issues specific to the UK government in the current ‘crisis’.

The conference is the first event organised by the newly established Conflict and Disasters Research Group at Lincoln Law School.

Sociology Special Issue 2018: Migration and Crisis in Europe
Submission Deadline: 13 March 2017

Guest editors: Nick Dines; Nicola Montagna; Elena Vacchelli all at Middlesex University, UK.

We invite research manuscripts for inclusion in a special issue entitled ‘Migration and Crisis in Europe’ to be edited by Nick Dines, Nicola Montagna and Elena Vacchelli (all currently based in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Middlesex University) to be published in Sociology in 2018, the flagship journal of the British Sociological Association.

3CI PhD Summer School Migration and Urban Change
Submission Deadline: 15 March 2017

The third 3CI PhD Summer School Migration and Urban Change will focus on the link between migration (old and new, in and out) and urban change, specifically but not exclusively at the cultural and political level. The lectures will address different issues related to the theme of the Summer School. Furthermore, the Summer school will explicitly address two key issues for PhD students: (1) how to get published?; (2) Ethical Issues in Migration research. Finally, fieldwork will be organized in the neighborhoods of the city.

The 3CI PhD Conference includes 5 days of intensive interdisciplinary training by internationally recognised scholars for 30 selected PhD students to support them with content, methodologies and critical perspectives to conduct their research. Successful completion of the 3CI PhD Conference can be awarded with 5 ECTS.

The Migration Conference 2017
Submission Deadline: 28 March 2017

The conference will be hosted by Harokopio University Athens and will convene from Wednesday 23 August to Saturday 26 August 2017. This world congress of Migration Studies creates a forum where scholars, experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers are encouraged to exchange knowledge, share research and debate the issues that challenge existing modes and models of migration, discourses to understand human mobility, ponder about better policies and practices.

Special Track CfPs: Migration theory | Communications, media and mobility | Gender and mobility | Transnational Social Spaces, Cities and Migration | Gypsies and mobility | Law and Policy | Conflicts and War | Integration & labour markets | Literature and migration | Diasporas and identity | Internal – international migration nexus | Data and methodology | Remittances and development | Movers and non-movers

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution 
Submission Deadline: 31 March 2017

A call for papers and panel proposals for has been issued for Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution, an international multidisciplinary conference to be held at Birkbeck College and Wiener Library, London, on 10-12 January 2018. The conference aim to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. Abstracts and biographical backgrounds should be submitted by email to Dieter Steinert by 31 March 2017.

‘Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Victims of Human-Trafficking? Analysis, Advocacy and Assistance between Categorizations and (Self-)Identifications’
Submission Deadline: 31 March 2017

The United Nations Action for Cooperation Against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT) is partnering with the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies at Mahidol University for an academic conference to be held in Bangkok on 21-22 June 2017.

Migration, displacement and human trafficking have become staples of headline news. Reactions range – and sometimes change – from outrage over abuse and sympathy for individuals and groups seen as victims, to open hostility towards those perceived as alien intruders or threats to security, political, cultural and business interests.

Where international instruments of varying age and origin provide a set of at times overlapping categorizations, policy-makers and public discourse often look for clear classifications and impose mutually exclusive labels on groups and individuals, whose circumstances are complex, diverse and not always well understood. Such categorical overlaps, however, may be exploited at the expense of the individuals concerned. It is hardly surprising then that persons caught in this legal and conceptual web prove at times wary of the labels offered to or imposed upon them.

World on the Move: Migration, Societies and Change’
Submission Deadline: 30 April 2017

The conference will provide an arena for discussion, debate, and the development of future research projects. Plenary sessions from world-leading migration researchers, panels, and workshops will create spaces for the development of sustainable networks and relationships across the academic, policy, not-for-profit and media sectors. The first day will be a half day policy and politics event where distinguished speakers from policy, activist, NGO and media backgrounds will debate the question ‘How is Brexit Britain responding to a world on the move?’.

International Metropolis Conference 2017 – Migration and Global Justice 
Submission Deadline: 30 April 2017

The theme of this year’s conference is Migration and Global Justice, and through it we will focus on mobility, voluntary and forced alike, on how our societies and governments respond, and on how to bring considerations of global justice to the discussion. The refugee crisis that continues to unfold in the Middle East and Europe is a clear case in point, but so, too, are the population shifts elsewhere in the world from resource-poor to resource-rich countries, and the movements from the hinterland to cities and suburbs. Our conference will illustrate how researchers can help us and our governments gain a better understanding of these global changes and how best to cope with, and take advantage of, today’s unprecedented degree of human mobility.

Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series
Submission Deadline: ongoing

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) seeks new proposals for its working papers series, especially new research based on Masters’ theses pertaining to refugee issues (including the current crises in Europe and elsewhere). RLI Working Papers are prominently displayed on the RLI website and disseminated as a resource for scholars and practitioners worldwide. Papers published in the series may subsequently be published in journals or books provided that the RLI Working Paper Series is acknowledged. The criteria and procedure for submission can be found online.

Call for book ideas and proposals on global migration and social change
Submission Deadline: ongoing

The Policy Press at the University of Bristol invites ideas and proposals for a new book series showcasing groundbreaking research on the nexus between migration, citizenship and social change. Proposals should take account of the series guidelines. Those wishing to submit a proposal or discuss an idea can contact the series editors Nando Sigona and Alan Gamlen.