Today we’ve discussed open access options for migration studies. Here’s an attempt to provide an overview. In this list, a journal is “compliant” if it allows publishing a post-print within 6 months of publication on a non-profit or insitutional repository (green road). This includes fully open access journals. Payments in hybrid journals are not considered compliant. Information on compliance as of 31 October 2019, taken from http://sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/index.php; impact factors as listed on the journal websites, SJR from Scimago. All information is provided without warranty.
- Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS), IF=2.297, SJR=1.78, not OA compliant (18m)
- Ethnic and Racial Studies (ERS), IF=1.268, SJR=1, not OA compliant (18m)
- International Migration Review (IMR), IF=1.738, SJR=1.52, OA compliant
- Population, Space and Place (PSP), IF=2.279, SJR=1.78, not OA compliant (24m)
- International Migration (IM), IF=0.881, SJR=0.61, not OA compliant (12m)
- Citizenship Studies, IF=1.378, SJR=1.07, not OA compliant (18m)
- Ethnicities, IF=1.066, SJR=0.55, OA compliant
- Journal of International Migration and Integration (JIMI), no IF, SJR=0.61, not OA compliant (12m)
- Migration Studies, IF=1.756, SJR=0.35, not OA compliant (24m)
- Comparative Migration Studies (CMS), no IF, no SJR, OA compliant
- Migration Letters, no IF, SJR=0.45, OA compliant
- Demographic Research, IF=1.320, SJR=1.27, OA compliant
- Demography, IF=2.489, SJR=2.79, not OA compliant (12m)
- DuBois Review, IF=1.383, no SJR, OA compliant
- Ethnicity & Health, IF=2.671, SJR=0.74, OA compliant
- Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, IF=1.037, SJR=0.84, not OA compliant (18m)
- International Journal of Intercultural Relations, IF=1.713, SJR=0.7, not OA compliant (24m)
- IZA Journal of Development and Migration, no IF, no SJR, OA compliant
- Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, IF=0.891, SJR=0.65, not OA compliant (18m)
- Journal of Population Economics (JPE), IF=1.259, SJR=1.58, not OA compliant (12m)
- Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (JREP), no IF, no SJR, unknown OA compliance (not in RoMEO)
- Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, no IF, SJR=0.59, not OA compliant (12m)
- Journal of Refugee Studies, IF=1.737, SJR=0.88, not OA compliant (24m)
- Migration and Society, no IF, no SJR, unknown OA compliance
- Nordic Journal of Migration Research, no IF, no SJR, OA compliant
- Patterns of Prejudice, IF=0.667, SJR=0.54, not OA compliant (18m)
- Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, no IF, not SJR, unknown OA compliance (not in RoMEO)
- Third World Quarterly, IF=2.156, SJR=1.32, not OA compliant (18m)
- Global Networks, IF=3.018, SJR=1.51, not OA compliant (24m)
You may also consider peer-review experiences on https://scirev.org/
I am not covering disciplinary journals here (e.g. Social Inclusion, Sociological Science, Politics and Governance, Research & Politics, or the innovative OLH). Don’t hesitate to mention ommissions and errors in the comments.
Our study on the discrimination of people with foreign-sounding names in housing market in Switzerland has been picked up by the press. The sunday tabloid SonntagsBlick run the story with many details. I was happy to see that the news report, as well as the press coverage that followed in other newspapers, was quite accurate.
I even ventured into the online comments, just curious to see what the self-select group of commenters had to say. A few offered their own experience of what we describe in the report: flats not being available when a person with a foreign name phones up, but still available when a person with a ‘native’ name phones up. Quite a few defended the right to discriminate and offered their own experience as landlords, hearsay, and stereotypes as justifications for what we would call statistical discrimination. (This kind of ‘evidence’ is also quite ‘funny’ in the sense that whether you had a good or bad experience with tenants from XYZ, there’s another commentator with the opposite experience.) I find this quite interesting, and we had similar reactions in a study on hiring discrimination: A substantial part of the population does not seem to understand that statistical discrimination is also discrimination. Quite interesting is that none of the comments I have seen picked up on the difference between having a ‘foreign-sounding’ name, and being a foreign citizen — the perception as ethnic groups. Our results hold irrespective of citizenship, so we show that some Swiss citizens are discriminated (too) because of their name.
Press coverage: SonntagsBlick, Tages-Anzeiger, Bluewin, Basler Zeitung, Nau.ch, 20 Minuten, Mieterverband
Auer, Daniel, Julie Lacroix, Didier Ruedin, and Eva Zschirnt. 2019. ‘Ethnische Diskriminierung auf dem Schweizer Wohnungsmarkt’. Grenchen: BWO.
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I know it’s 5 years old, but I still think this description of academia deserves a wider audience.
In this chapter, Binswanger (a critic of the current scientific process) explains how artificially staged competitions affect science and how they result in nonsense. An economist himself, Binswanger provides examples from his field and shows how impact factors and publication pressure reduce the quality of scientific publications. Some might know his work and arguments from his book ‘Sinnlose Wettbewerbe’.
Binswanger, Mathias. 2014. ‘Excellence by Nonsense: The Competition for Publications in Modern Science’. In Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet Is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing, edited by Sönke Bartling and Sascha Friesike, 49–72. New York: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00026-8_3. [open access]
I’m happy to announce that my article on the positions South African parties take on immigration in their electoral manifestos is now properly published. It features political partices and the rainbow nation!
Ruedin, Didier. 2019. ‘South African Parties Hardly Politicise Immigration in Their Electoral Manifestos’. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies 46 (2): 206–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/02589346.2019.1608713.
I am happy to announce that a paper co-written with Laura Morales is now available in print at Party Politics. We use different methods to extract party positions from party manifestos and compare them. The focus is on immigration and immigrant integration as topics with varying salience, and we find that automated coding does not lead to consistent estimates. We provide first investigations as to when automated methods (do not) work well to obtain party positions from party manifestos, and suggest ‘checklists’ as an efficient manual method that may be suited in many research applications — one that I have recently validated to work in a non-
Ruedin, Didier, and Laura Morales. 2019. ‘Estimating Party Positions on Immigration: Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Different Methods’. Party Politics 25 (3): 303–14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068817713122.
Ruedin, Didier. 2019. ‘South African Parties Hardly Politicise Immigration in Their Electoral Manifestos’. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies 46 (1). https://doi.org/10.1080/02589346.2019.1608713.