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Call for Submissions

Submissions are welcome from practitioners in the field, students, academics, people with first-hand experience of forced migration, and others who would like to share their contribution. You will be notified whether your contribution was accepted roughly one month after the submission deadline. We will support authors of selected articles with detailed feedback prior to publication.

How to Submit in 5 Simple Steps

Step 1: Choosing your section

The Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration is divided into five sections — the academic articles section, the policy monitor, the law monitor, the field monitor, and the first-hand section. To learn more about the different sections, please visit our explanation of the different sections here. If you are unsure which section is best for your contribution, please contact our Co-Editors-in-Chief under

Step 2: Checking the requirements of your section

Each section has slightly different requirements when it comes to word count. Submissions to the academic section can be up to 6000 words long, whereas contributions to the monitor sections and the first-hand section should be no longer than 1500 words. Please note that for the first-hand section, multimedia submissions are also welcome. Details about the different sections can be found here

Step 3: Familiarising yourself with our style guideline

In our style guideline, you will find information on our citations style as well as details such as font type and font size. For more information, please visit here.

Step 4: Finalising your submission

In addition to your contribution, please send us an abstract, a short description of yourself, and a signed copy of our publishing agreement. You can find details about these three additional elements here.

Step 5: Send us your submission by the deadline!

Note: We are currently accepting submissions only for the first-hand section.

If you are submitting an article to the academic articles section, policy monitor, field monitor, or law monitor, please send your submission to If you are looking to submit to the first-hand section, you can opt for the blind review process which we also apply to the other sections (email your submission to or choose to have the guidance of one of our first-hand editors ( Feel free to contact us on for any further questions.

We look forward to receiving your contribution!