Academic Journals and Related Literature

This is a non-exhaustive list of academic journals and related literature that focus on migration, ethnic and demographic studies, among other topics. If you know of a journal that should be on this list, let us know at


Demography: Original research in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics.

Ethnic and Racial Studies: This journal aims to be the leading journal for the analysis of the role of race, racism, ethnicity, migration and forms of ethno-nationalism.

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies: IJMBS addresses the whole range of technological, human/social, political, policy, organisational and managerial issues related to migration and border studies.

International Migration Review: Established in 1964, IMR is widely regarded as the leading scholarly journal in the field of international migration, ethnic group relations and refugee movements.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies: From the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, studies from across the social science disciplines that addresses themes relating to ethnic relations, diversity and migration.

Journal of Global Mobility: An outlet for research on expatriate management and other topics of global mobility. The journal caters to a community of scholars and practitioners interested in theoretical and empirical perspectives of physical global mobility as well as antecedents, correlates and consequences of activities and phenomena associated with global mobility.

Journal of International Migration and Integration: Journal covering an array of subject areas including labor market integration; refugee status in various nations; adaptation strategies of immigrants in industrialized settings; racial and gender variations in migration; the role of social work in the integration of new citizens; and retention of ethnic and older national identities in new environments.

Migration Letters: Journal investigating human migration via quick dissemination of research in the field through its letter type format enabling concise sharing of short accounts of research, debates, case studies, book reviews and viewpoints in this multidisciplinary field of social sciences.

Migration Studies: An international refereed, online-only journal dedicated to advancing scholarly understanding of the determinants, processes and outcomes of human migration in all its manifestations.