16 January 2017

Open Access Round-up: 16 Jan. 2017

For a number of years now, I have been trying to highlight scholarly Open Access (OA) content and its benefits to the forced migration research community. However, because I organize my blog posts around different themes and geographic regions, some of this content may get overlooked by visitors. Therefore, in this new year, I plan to begin sharing mini-bibliographies of the OA content I have posted to date, on roughly a semi-monthly basis. I hope this format will make it easy for you to share with any of your colleagues who aren't currently following this blog!

If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Gold OA:

Find more Gold OA articles and journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

1. Articles

 "Complex Emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Impact on Tuberculosis Control," International Journal of Mycobacteriology, vol. 5, Suppl. 1 (Dec. 2016)

"Exploring the Role of Ad Hoc Grassroots Organizations Providing Humanitarian Aid on Lesvos, Greece," PLoS Currents: Disasters, Edition 1 (Nov. 2016)

"Gendered Sources of Distress and Resilience among Afghan Refugees in Northern California: A Cross-Sectional Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(1) (Dec. 2016)

"Implementation of Audio-Computer Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI) among Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Lessons Learned," Conflict and Health, 10:32 (Jan. 2017)

"Is Universal Screening Necessary? Incidence of Tuberculosis among Tibetan Refugees Arriving in Calgary, Alberta," Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 2016, Article ID 8249843 (Dec. 2016)

"Maternal and Child Health of Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine: A Qualitative Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(1) (Jan. 2017)

"Once Upon a Time in … Ethnocratic Australia: Migration, Refugees, Diversity and Contested Discourses of Inclusion," Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 8, no. 3 (2016)

"Pre-Migration Trauma Exposure and Mental Health Functioning among Central American Migrants Arriving at the US Border," PLoS ONE, 12(1): e0168692 (Jan. 2017)

"Prevalence of Multidrug-resistant Organisms in Refugee Patients, Medical Tourists and Domestic Patients Admitted to a German University Hospital," BMC Infectious Diseases, 17:17 (Jan. 2017)

"Secondary Psychotic Features in Refugees Diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Retrospective Cohort Study," BMC Psychiatry, 17: 5 (Jan. 2017)

"Shifting Immigration Policies in Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis across the European Union: A Case Analysis of Germany, Hungary, and Lithuania," Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union Journal, vol. 2016, Art. 9 (2016)

2. Journals: 

Australasian Journal of Disasters and Trauma Studies, vol. 20, no. 2 (Dec. 2016)
- Special issue on "People in Disasters."

German Law Journal, vol. 17, no. 6 (2016)
- Special issue on "Constitutional Dimensions of the Refugee Crisis."

Hybrid OA:

Because these articles are published as Open Access in traditional subscription-based journals, they are not as easy to "discover" as articles published in all-OA journals. I make a point of trying to track these items down so they don't get bypassed.

"Co-producing across Organisational Boundaries: Promoting Asylum Seeker Integration in Scotland," Voluntas, OnlineFirst, 12 Dec. 2016

"The Principle of Solidarity and Fairness in Sharing Responsibility: More than Window Dressing?," European Law Journal, vol. 22, no. 4 (July 2016)

"Technologies of Displacement and Children’s Right to Asylum in Sweden," Human Rights Review, OnlineFirst, 10 Jan. 2017

"Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in Germany: Attitudes of the General Population towards a Vulnerable Group," European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 10 Jan. 2017

"Using Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment to Trade Off Sourcing Strategies for Humanitarian Relief Items," International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, OnlineFirst, 17 Dec. 2016

Law Review Articles:

While most law reviews are freely available online, they are rarely identified as Open Access. Read more about the distinction between "gratis OA" and "libre OA" in this blog post.

"Contemplating a Rebellious Approach to Representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in a Deportation Defense Clinic," Clinical Law Review, vol. 23, no. 1 (Fall 2016)

"The Contingency of Credibility: Gender-related Persecution, Traumatic Memory and Home Office Interviews," SOAS Law Journal, vol. 3, no. 1 (2016)

"The Mediterranean Sea and the Right to Know about the Fate of Missing Relatives: Access to Justice for Families of Missing Migrants," SOAS Law Journal, vol. 3, no. 1 (2016)

"The Recognition of Refugees Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the UK: An Overview of Law and Procedure," Birkbeck Law Review, vol. 4, no. 1 (2016)

"'Unique Identities and Vulnerabilities': The Case for Transgender Identity as a Basis for Asylum," Cornell Law Review, vol. 102, no. 1 (2016)

Tagged Publications.



14 January 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

"Conveyor-Belt Justice: Precarity, Access to Justice, and Uneven Geographies of Legal Aid in UK Asylum Appeals," Antipode, vol. 49, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [free full-text]

Governing the Balkan Route: Macedonia, Serbia and the European Border Regime (bordermonitoring.eu, Jan. 2017) [text]

Italy and Germany Step Up Measures to Deter Asylum Seekers (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Looking beyond the Rhetoric of the Refugee Crisis: The Failed Reform of the Common European Asylum System," European Journal of Human Rights, no. 5 (2016) [full-text via SSRN]

Nigerian Migrants: Rescued but Still in the EU Crosshairs (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Refugee Protection in Turkey: Evaluating Needs and Challenges," Chicago Policy Review, 2 Jan. 2017 [text]

The Right to Housing for Beneficiaries of International Protection (ECRE, Dec. 2016) [text]

"'Warehouse of Souls': How the EU Abandoned Greece," World Policy Journal, vol. 33, no. 4 (2016) [free full-text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (11 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health

Discrimination and Distress among Afghan Refugees in Northern California: The Moderating Role of Pre- and Post-Migration Factors (Preprints.org, Jan. 2017) [text]

Guidelines for Referral Health Care in Lebanon: Standard Operating Procedures (UNHCR, updated Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Jordan Medical Referral Report: Mid-Year, January-June 2016 (UNHCR, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Maternal and Child Health of Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine: A Qualitative Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(1) (Jan. 2017) [open access]

"Pre-Migration Trauma Exposure and Mental Health Functioning among Central American Migrants Arriving at the US Border," PLoS ONE 12(1): e0168692 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

"Prevalence of Multidrug-resistant Organisms in Refugee Patients, Medical Tourists and Domestic Patients Admitted to a German University Hospital," BMC Infectious Diseases, 17:17 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

"Secondary Psychotic Features in Refugees Diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Retrospective Cohort Study," BMC Psychiatry, 17: 5 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (6 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

13 January 2017

Events & Opportunities: Additional Jan./Feb. 2017

(I am re-circulating this post to reflect several additions, as indicated below.)

*Job announcement: Program and Outreach Coordinator for Migration and Development, Center for Global Development [info]
- No application deadline indicated.

Seminar: Between Conflict and Survival: Unravelling the Drivers of Migration across the Mediterranean in 2015, London, 17 January 2017 [info]

Job announcement: Research Assistant, Free Movement Blog [info]
- Apply by 20 January 2017.

Traineeship: Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), Brussels [info]
- Apply by 20 January 2017.

Distance study course: Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies (MA) [info]
- The next application deadline is 1 February 2017. A live Q&A will be held 19 January 2017 to provide more info about this program.

Request for concept notes: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey [info]
- The proposal submission deadline is 6 February 2017.

Seminar: The End of the Deterrence Paradigm? Future Directions for Global Refugee Policy, London, 9 February 2017 [info]

Funding opportunity: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations in Afghanistan and Pakistan [info]
- The proposal submission deadline is 9 February 2017.

*Course: International Summer School in Forced Migration, Oxford, 2-14 July 2017 [info]
- Deadline for bursary applications has been *extended* to 10 February 2017.

*Job announcement: Departmental Lecturer in International Human Rights and Refugee Law, Refugee Studies Centre [info]
- Application deadline is 13 February 2017.

Course: Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA), Tufts University [info]
- The application deadline is 28 February 2017.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More Jan. 2017/New Feb. 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

12 January 2017

Thematic Focus: Children

Event: 

Roundtable: How Will This Country Address the Rights and Care of Migrant Children?, London, 18 January 2017 [info]

Publications:

Child Migration Matters: Children and Young People’s Experiences of Migration (Immigrant Council of Ireland, Dec. 2016) [text]

Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Review: Dangers and Injuries (Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Sept. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Contemplating a Rebellious Approach to Representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in a Deportation Defense Clinic," Clinical Law Review, vol. 23, no. 1 (Fall 2016) [full-text]

Current Legal Issues on Migration: Our New Themed Series (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]
- "This series will start by looking at the situation of unaccompanied children in Europe and beyond. Children – and particularly those who migrate alone and are not being cared for by their parents or responsible adults – are among the most vulnerable groups of people on the move."

"De Jure Representation without Access to Substantive Provisions: Unaccompanied Minors in the Bulgarian Asylum Regime," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 6, no. 2 (Jan. 2017) [full-text]

"Resilience and Acculturation among Unaccompanied Refugee Minors," International Journal of Behavioral Development, OnlineFirst, 29 July 2016 [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

"Technologies of Displacement and Children’s Right to Asylum in Sweden," Human Rights Review, OnlineFirst, 10 Jan. 2017 [open access]

Unaccompanied Minors in European Countries (2008-2015) (IOM, Dec. 2016) [access via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for map.

*"Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in Germany: Attitudes of the General Population towards a Vulnerable Group," European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 10 Jan. 2017 [open access]

Vulnerability of Unaccompanied and Separated Child Migrants (EPRS, Dec. 2016) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (21 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

News: HRW World Report 2017 Published

Human Rights Watch has published its annual human rights survey, World Report 2017. As the Foreword notes, "World Report 2017 is Human Rights Watch’s 27th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2015 through November 2016."

The first section includes five essays. The keynote focuses on the "dangerous rise of populism" that "threatens to reverse the accomplishments of the modern human rights movement," while the final essay discusses the challenges of providing secondary education to children in emergencies. The second section includes the country chapters.

Readers can download the entire report or browse by individual essay or country. Previous editions of the World Report can be found here.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

11 January 2017

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Publications:

10-Point Plan of Action on Refugee Protection and Mixed Migration (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [access]
- First issued in 2006; see also related UNHCR news story.

"Good International Citizenship and Special Responsibilities to Protect Refugees," British Journal of Politics and International Relations, vol. 18, no. 4 (2016) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

"No Man’s Land: Syrian Asylum Seekers and the Status of Military Deserters under International Refugee Law," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 6, no. 2 (Jan. 2017) [full-text]

The Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict: A Blog Discussion (EJIL: Talk & Just Security Blogs, Dec. 2016) [access]
- Follow the link to access the five posts in this series.

Scope of the Principle of Non-refoulement in Contemporary Border Management: Evolving Areas of Law (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Dec. 2016) [access]

Sharing Responsibility for a World in Crisis (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Resources:

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (UNHCR) [access]
- The UNHCR web site now has a page dedicated to the New York Declaration, which includes an  information sheet on implementing the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and an FAQ.

ResearchTrack (OUP & Chatham House) [access]
- Currently in beta; public international law researchers are invited to try out the service until the end of Feb. 2017 and provide feedback. For more information, read this EJIL: Talk blog post.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (14 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

News: Free Content in Oxford Journals

I have not seen an official announcement about this, but I was on the Oxford Journals site just now and discovered that it is possible to freely access the full-texts of all articles. Perhaps this is a glitch or perhaps this is a public relations campaign to promote their new platform (similar to what SAGE Journals is doing). Regardless, visit your favorite Oxford Journal ASAP and enjoy!

Here are a few links to help you out:

International Journal of Refugee Law
Journal of Refugee Studies
Refugee Survey Quarterly

UPDATE: I guess it was a glitch after all! Articles are no longer accessible.

Tagged Publications.


Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Resources:

La Acción Humanitaria en 2015-2016: Un Modelo en Crisis (Instituto de Estudios sobre Conflictos y Acción Humanitaria & Médecins Sans Frontières, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Five Myths about Cash Transfers (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

General NGO Guidelines for Overseas Assistance (U.S. Dept. of State, updated Dec. 2016) [text]

"Implementation of Audio-Computer Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI) among Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Lessons Learned," Conflict and Health, 10:32 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

Post World Humanitarian Summit: OCHA Briefing to NGOs, Webinar, 1 Nov. 2016 [info]
- Follow link to access recording and transcript.

The State of the World of Cash: Framework for Action (Cash Learning Partnership, Jan. 2017) [chart via ReliefWeb]

Three Notable Innovations in Humanitarian Aid in 2016 (IRIN, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Using Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment to Trade Off Sourcing Strategies for Humanitarian Relief Items," International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, OnlineFirst, 17 Dec. 2016 [open access]

Welcome to the Global War on Aid (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

Web site:

Centre for Humanitarian Data (OCHA) [access]
- "OCHA is establishing a Centre for Humanitarian Data in the Netherlands for an initial three year period, from 2017-2019. The vision is to create a future where all people involved in a humanitarian situation have access to the data they need, when and how they need it, to make responsible and informed decisions." The Centre will be formally launched in The Hague in Oct. 2017.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (21 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Europe

Europa: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees (Magnum, 2016) [info via Refugees Deeply]
- Note: The news story includes a link to a free version of the book.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie? Temporary Protection in European Union Asylum Law (RefLaw Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

"The Mediterranean Sea and the Right to Know about the Fate of Missing Relatives: Access to Justice for Families of Missing Migrants," SOAS Law Journal, vol. 3, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 104.

No Excuse: Freezing Conditions in Greece (Refugees International, Jan. 2017) [text]

"The Principle of Solidarity and Fairness in Sharing Responsibility: More than Window Dressing?," European Law Journal, vol. 22, no. 4 (July 2016) [open access]

Refugee Policy in Northern Europe: Nordic Countries Grow Closer but Differences Remain, SWP Comments, no. 1 (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Right to Leave by Sea: Legal Limits on EU Migration Control by Third Countries," European Journal of International Law, vol. 27, no. 3 (Aug. 2016) [abstract]
- Note: The full-text of this article will be freely accessible after 12 months.

"Undesired Properties of the European Commission’s Refugee Distribution Key," European Union Politics, OnlineFirst, 26 May 2016 [free full-text]
- See also related LSE EUROPP blog post. Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

What’s after the "Crisis"? Scenarios for EU Refugee Policy Post-2016 (Global Public Policy Institute, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"'You are welcome in Portugal': Conviction and Convenience in Framing Today’s Portuguese Politics on European Burden Sharing of Refugees," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 6, no. 2 (Jan. 2017) [full-text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (5 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

10 January 2017

Thematic Focus: Women

"African Women Refugee Resettlement: A Womanist Analysis," Affilia, vol. 31, no. 2 (2016) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

"The Contingency of Credibility: Gender-related Persecution, Traumatic Memory and Home Office Interviews," SOAS Law Journal, vol. 3, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]

"Correlates of Domestic Violence Victimization among North Korean Refugee Women in South Korea," Journal of Interpersonal Violence, OnlineFirst, 6 Jan. 2016 [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

Dangerous Journeys: Violence against Women Migrants in Turkey (openDemocracy, Dec. 2016) [text]

A Summary of Assessment Findings and Recommendations: The Situation of Refugee and Migrant Women - Greece (UNFPA & Oxfam, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Women and Girls on the Move: A Gender Analysis of Mixed Migration from the Middle East to Europe, Briefing Paper, no. 01 (Mixed Migration Platform, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Women Building Peace after Forced Migration: The Case of the Myanmar Diaspora in Norway (PRIO, Dec. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Women (6 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

"Homonationalism and Sexual Orientation-based Asylum Cases in the United States," Sexualities, OnlineFirst, 18 July 2016 [free full-text]

"Protection Struggles: Australia’s Approach to LGBTIQ Asylum Seekers and Refugees," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 77 (Jan. 2017) [full-text]

"The Recognition of Refugees Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the UK: An Overview of Law and Procedure," Birkbeck Law Review, vol. 4, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]

"Reflections on Empirical Research with LGBTI Refugees: A Legal Scholar’s Perspective," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 6, no. 2 (Jan. 2017) [full-text]
- Note: Fieldwork was undertaken in Italy and the UK.

"'Unique Identities and Vulnerabilities': The Case for Transgender Identity as a Basis for Asylum," Cornell Law Review, vol. 102, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]

"US Gender- and Sexuality-related Asylum Law: The Politics of Transgender Asylum," Communication and the Public, vol. 1, no. 2 (2016) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

Violent Determinations for LGBTQ and Marginalized Minorities: A Retrospective Look at How State Protection in Canadian Refugee Law Has Limited Protection (SSRN, Dec. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (31 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Asia

2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Afghanistan (OCHA, Dec. 2016) [text]

Caught Up in Regional Tensions? The Mass Return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan (Afghanistan Analysts Network, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Global Refugee Crisis and South Asia’s Geopolitics: The Case of the Bhutanese Refugees," Himalayan Research Papers Archive, vol. 10, no. 1 (2016) [text]

"Japan and International Refugee Protection Norms: Explaining Non-compliance," Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 24, no. 4 (Dec. 2015) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

The Long History of Hostility toward Refugees (History News Network, Dec. 2016) [text]

Over Half a Million Afghans Flee Conflict in 2016: A Look at the IDP Statistics (Afghanistan Analysts Network, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Roots and Risks of Myanmar’s New Rohingya Insurgency (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Voluntary Repatriation Policy for Afghan Refugees: Increasing Vulnerability for Women," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 6, no. 2 (Jan. 2017) [full-text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (19 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

09 January 2017

Thematic Focus: Solutions

"Co-producing across Organisational Boundaries: Promoting Asylum Seeker Integration in Scotland," Voluntas, OnlineFirst, 12 Dec. 2016 [open access]

Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative Promotes Canada’s Private Refugee Sponsorship Model (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [text]

Integration of Refugees in Estonia: Participation and Empowerment (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [text]

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 3, no. 1 (2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Refugee (Re)Settlement: Law, Policy and Service Provision in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK."

The Progressive Resolution of Displacement Situations (IOM, Dec. 2016) [text]
- See also related IOM blog post.

Resettlement of Refugees and Private Sponsorship in Ireland, ESRI Research Series, no. 55 (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Unsettled Integration: Pre- and Post-migration Factors in Congolese Refugee Women’s Resettlement Experiences in the United States," International Social Work, vol. 59, no. 6 (2016) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (16 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.