Editorial Policies

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.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Critical Assessments

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Creative Commentaries

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

The Journal will be published twice a year at its outset.  It is anticipated that the number of issues per annum will increase within the next few years.


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.



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