Guidelines

Submissions should focus, broadly, on the theme of migration, but we are eager to consider pieces that approach the topic from a wide variety of perspectives. We will consider work in a range of styles and genres, from essays and journalism to visual art and video/audio (e.g. interviews, recordings of events, documentaries) and to book/film/event reviews. While migration is a subject of great contemporary relevance, we also welcome submissions with regards to historical issues and events. Please refer to the following guidelines for submissions:

Posts should be written in a clear and concise manner; as we aim to maintain the blog as an accessible forum, we are not looking for academic jargon. This blog is an open academic space where contributors are welcome to present their developing research questions. As an academic forum, we expect our writers to demonstrate a level of expertise in their subject of research and be able to communicate their ideas to an audience that stays on top of new developments in the field of migration.

We aim to engage with critical questions at the forefront of research across disciplines on the topics of migration and mobility. For this reason, we do not publish opinion-only pieces or pieces that come across as promotional. Pieces should refer to supporting research through rigorous citations and/or describe relevant examples from fieldwork or personal experience. Please read the pieces we have published for examples – if you have an interesting new medium for sharing your research, let us know.

We have a thorough editorial process. If your article is accepted for submission, the Editorial Team will reach out to you to begin the round of revisions before publication.

We receive more submissions than we can publish and will have to say no to proposals that do not fit our criteria. If our Editorial Team has said no multiple times, it may mean that your work is not a good fit for our audience on this platform.

Text submissions: Please keep to a typical blog post length. We generally try to keep posts shorter than 2000 words, but if you are interested in contributing a longer piece, send us a pitch at centreghum@gmail.com. All submissions should be sent in Word format with any citations included as endnotes (as preferred to footnotes). Relevant sources and background should be hyperlinked. Please include your name, email, and affiliation (if applicable) with your submission.

Non-text submissions: If sending photography for consideration, please send us the highest res possible in .jpeg or .png format. All audio and video submissions sent must be embeddable; we cannot accept original files for uploading at this time.

For copyright protections, see our copyright page. 

Publication on other platforms is permissible only with the permission of the Editors of the blog and with the link back to the original article. Submission of an article that has been published elsewhere must include a link to the original article for the Editors to review.

Kindly send all submissions to centreghum@gmail.com with a draft title and a short author bio. Our Editors will then contact you to discuss further steps and time frame for potential publication.