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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under review.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Abstracts can be upto 500 words and need to be submitted as plain text. If you have abstracts with visual material, please email it to us.

Special session proposals need to be emailed to the conference team; and each author/presenter in the proposed session also need to submit their abstracts using the submission form.

The conference is held in hybrid format including both in-person and online session. Here is a Good Online Presentation Guide for virtual participants:
For online conference presentation guidelines, please see various pages and do your own search as etiquette digital conferences have been built as we speak. Few sources are:

Presentation guidelines for the physical venue:

– When you arrive at the Conference venue, ask for TMC reception/registration desk and check in by signing against your name on the registration lists. If you are a special rate registrant, such as a student, you may be asked to show evidence of that status.
– Go to the room where you will present about 5 minutes ago and introduce yourself to the session chair before the session kicks off.
– If you are using PowerPoint, make sure you bring it on a clean USB stick and upload it onto the computer in the room before the session starts.
– If you need help or have a problem, ask our volunteers. They wear different colour lanyards and often t-shirts. There are dozens of volunteers helping us in the organisation, and many of them are from the host institution. They are there to help us, but please treat them with respect. Being nice always pays off.
– Sessions are usually 80-90 minutes long, and this time is divided between 4 or 5 speakers. Therefore prepare your talk/presentation to be no more than 15 minutes and leave about 5 minutes for discussion.
– Crowded slides with a lot of quotes and text are less likely to be noticed by audiences. Please do try to prepare easy-to-follow slides with a few key pieces of information/graphics to alert the audience. Don’t forget you are there to explain.
– You need no more than 10-15 slides to get your paper and ideas across. This is practically as much you can do. So prepare less.
– The length of your talk needs to be flexible as there can be delays and issues to tackle, so plan ahead and decide which slides to skip, in case you have to.
– Thank your session chair and the audience at the end of your presentation. Academic conferences are collaborative events to help the field progress. Audiences give feedback and play a sounding board role and often help us to improve our work.
– Thank you for paying attention to our guidelines.

Publication Opportunities:
Full papers are going to be published in the Conference Proceedings book (See key dates). Full papers should include a 100 word abstract and be a maximum of 2,000 words inclusive. It must state clearly the objectives, justification, literature review, data and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, and reference list. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FULL PAPER TEMPLATE HERE

Papers presented at the Migration Conferences can also be considered for regular and special issues in peer-reviewed international journals, including Migration and DiversityBorder CrossingTransnational Education Review, and Göç Dergisi as well as being invited to edited book projects. You can inspect here the books and journals published by Transnational Press London.

Other author guidelines for full papers to be submitted to journals after the conference can be found via the following links:

General Track

This track is open to all topics in migration studies covering all disciplines from Economics to Anthropology, Health to Political Science, Psychology, Arts and Literature.

Topics include but not limited to:

Migration Mobility Integration Identity Development
Refugees Migration Policy and Law Remittances Labour migration Diasporas
Gender and sexuality Unemployment Discrimination Migrant workers Insecurity
Cultures of migration Arts and Literature Conflict and insecurity Expats Irregular migration
Religion Domestic workers Brexit and migration Post-truth US-Mexico
Russia and Central Asia Germany and Central Europe South Asia African migrations Turkish migration
Southern Europe Mediterranean Boats and migrants Anti-immigration Xenophobia
Australasia China and Chinese migrations High skilled movers Internal migration Migration Theory
Demography Population change Data and methods Populism(s) and migration “High value” migrants

Entrepreneurship and Migration

This special track invites papers focusing on migration and entrepreneurship relationships from agency or structural perspectives. 

Migration Law and Policy

You are kindly invited to join us in the special track of Migration Law and Policy at The Migration Conference (TMC). The Conference is again dedicating a special track for Law and Policy debates and covering, inter alia, the following topics:

  • Digitalisation and Migration
  • Climate Change and Migration
  • International Protection
  • Gender and Migration
  • War and Migration
  • Migration on the High Sea
  • Human Trafficking
  • Border Management
  • Fundamental Rights and Migration
  • Integration
  • Migration Governance
  • Role and Challenges of Refugee Law Clinics

We would like to see as many of you to join the debate with scholars, experts, researchers, students, practitioners, media, and policy makers.

TMC is one of the largest and most prestigious international events for migration scholars, practitioners and policy makers and well attended by world class researchers from over 60 countries worldwide, the conference provides a friendly, supportive environment to receive feedback, share ideas, find inspiration and network.

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