The Centre for Migration Studies Working Paper Series (CMS WPS) is an online repository of CMS affiliates’ migration-focused research papers in any discipline.

Working papers share research-in-progress and are meant to invite scholarly discussion and feedback. Working Papers offer excellent opportunities to enhance the quality of one’s writing, further develop ideas and share your research with a wider audience.

The CMS WPS welcomes submissions from all CMS affiliated faculty, research associates, students, and visiting scholars as well as community members who participate in the life of the Centre.

All submissions are reviewed prior to publication and their acceptance will be at the discretion of the Series Editors. Authors may be asked to make revisions in response to reviewer feedback.

Papers included in the CMS WPS are open access. Inclusion in the series does not preclude publication elsewhere and authors retain their copyright. However, we encourage all authors to ensure that pre-publishing their research as a working paper will not jeopardize their chances of publishing in peer-review journals.

Please see the style guidelines for details on formatting requirements.

To submit a paper, fill out the form below. Should you have any other questions regarding the submission process or suitability of a potential paper, please send an email to

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