Journal of Identity and Migration Studies
Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues, University of Oradea, Romania
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The Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (JIMS) is an open-access semi-annual online review that promotes high quality academic work and is committed to publishing cutting-edge, provocative, and thoughtful scholarship in the field of migration and identity, as well as in other related fields in the social sciences. It relies on the contributions of the academics, PhD students, researchers and experts working on migration and identity issues. JIMS is conceived to combine multiple and complementary perspectives on migration and identity issues. Our goal is to explore new directions in understanding the complex phenomena of migration and its challenge in redefining identity.

Each article received for publication enters a thorough selection procedure before being accepted or rejected. All articles under analysis are made anonymous and handed over to two referees whose reports shall be synthesized by the editorial team and provide the basis for acceptance or rejection. In both cases the author shall be given immediate notice. Even when an article is accepted, the editorial board reserves the right to ask for changes, both in form and scope. The referees benefit of high experience in the specific topics under analysis and in the overall editorial activity. Within the evaluation procedure, there are several factors, both quantitative and qualitative that are taken into consideration. The main selection criteria are: scientific excellence, originality, novelty and potential interest for the journal's audience.
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JIMS is edited by the Research Centre for Identity and Migration Issues (RCIMI) at the University of Oradea which is furthering the project: “Migration and identity in a changing Europe: building partnerships and fostering communication”. This project aims to build and foster partnerships between migration experts from CEE states through bringing together decision makers, international NGOs/think tanks, academicians to debate migration related issues and through creating and maintaining a specialized online based community. The Journal of Identity and Migration Studies-JIMS is part of this academic and scientific endeavor.

The RCIMI was created in 2004, being affiliated to the Faculty of Political and Communication Sciences of the University of Oradea. The members of the Centre are the Faculty professors and master students enrolled in the MA program: “The free movement of persons in Europe”, the first program of such kind offered to students in Romania.
For more details on the activity and projects of RCIMI please see the website of the research centre at: