About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The editorial board of Migration, Mobility & Displacement aims to publish and promote:

  • challenges to received wisdom and dominant narratives about migration, mobility, and displacement;
  • scholarship that addresses injustices and inequalities facing migrants, mobile and displaced persons;
  • public scholarship that serves as a resource for policy debate across the Asia- Pacific region and beyond;
  • inter-disciplinary scholarship and research featuring diverse theoretical frameworks and methodological perspectives;
  • ways of engaging with migrant community activists, migrant advocacy groups and practitioners;
  • geographically and culturally diverse scholarship;
  • critical engagement with social theory and critical re-conceptualizations of mobility and migration, including questions of indigeneity, power relations, and normative responses.

Aims and scope: Migration, Mobility & Displacement is an online, open-access, peer- reviewed journal. It seeks to publish original and innovative scholarly articles, juried thematic essays from migrant advocacy groups and practitioners, and visual essays that speak to migration, mobility and displacement and that relate in diverse ways to the Asia-Pacific. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars and migrant advocacy groups that are publicly engaged, and who seek to address a range of issues facing migrants, mobile and displaced persons, and especially work which explores injustices and inequalities. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Journal History

The Journal was established in 2015 and is located in the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria. It is designed to compliment the work of the Centre's Migration, Mobility Program that seeks to bring together first class scholarship that critically analyses the movements of peoples in the world, with the work of migration focused civil society groups.