31 October 2018

Open Access Round-up: 31 Oct. 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 Oct. 2018. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Detached and Afraid: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Practice of Forcibly Separating Parents and Young Children at the Border," Child Welfare (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Migration of Fear: An Analysis of Migration Choices of Syrian Refugees," Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, In Press, 11 Oct. 2018
- Preprint version of article.

"The Rise of Private Military and Security Companies in EU Migration Policies: Implications Under the UNGP," Business and Human Rights Journal (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Changes in Post-Migration Living Difficulties Predict Treatment Outcome in Traumatized Refugees," Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9 Oct. 2018

"Mental Health and Psychosocial Problems among Conflict-affected Children in Kachin State, Myanmar: A Qualitative Study," Conflict and Health, 12: 39 (Sept. 2018)

"Psychiatric Disorders in Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons after Forced Displacement," Frontiers in Psychiatry, 21 Sept. 2018

"Recently Resettled Refugee Women-at-risk in Australia Evidence High Levels of Psychiatric Symptoms: Individual, Trauma and Post-migration Factors Predict Outcomes," BMC Medicine, 16:149

Utilization of Mental Healthcare Services among Refugees: Past, Present and Future,” Journal of Public Health Issues and Practices, 26 March 2018

Articles, other topics:

"Ethical Ambivalences in Research with Children Living in Accommodation Centers for Refugees," Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol. 19, no. 3 (2018)

"Il Global Compact sulla Migrazione tra Scenari Internazionali e Realtà Europea," Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no. 2 (2018)

"Migration and Refugee Policy-Making in Modern Egypt, Morocco, & Turkey," Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East & North African Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (2018)

"Predictors of Food Insecurity and Coping Strategies of Women Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Durban, South Africa," Agriculture & Food Security, 7:67 (Sept. 2018)

"'So the World Will Know Our Story': Ethical Reflections on Research with Families Displaced by War," Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol. 19, no. 3 (2018)

"Towards a Profound European Asylum System? On EU Governance during the Refugee Crisis," Würzburger Jean-Monnet-Papers, no. 2 (2018)

"Underrepresentation of Men in Gender Based Humanitarian and Refugee Trauma Research: A Scoping Review," Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 16, no. 1 (March 2018)

"Why Here? Factors Influencing Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Choosing Germany or Sweden as Asylum Destinations," Comparative Migration Studies, 6:29 (Oct. 2018)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"The Changing Political Impact of Compassion-evoking Pictures: The Case of the Drowned Toddler Alan Kurdi," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 25 Oct. 2018

"Multidimensional Measure of Immigrant Integration," PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Latest Articles, 22 Oct. 2018

"'They Say Our Work is Not Halal': Experiences and Challenges of Refugee Community Workers Involved in Gender-based Violence Prevention and Care in Dadaab, Kenya," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 12 Oct. 2018

Law Reviews


Addressing the Failures of International Asylum Law in Regard to Victims of Human Trafficking,” Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy, vol. 4, no. 1 (Spring 2018)

"Interviewing Refugee Children: Theory, Policy, and Practice with Traumatized Asylum Seekers," Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, vol. 29, no. 2 (2018)

"Syria under Pinheiro: Reformulating Syrian Domestic Law for Decentralized Reconstruction," Brooklyn Journal of International Law, vol. 43, no. 2 (2018)

"The Travel Bans," Cato Supreme Court Review, 2017-2018


Mitchell Hamline Law Review, vol. 44, no. 3 (2018)
- Six articles focus on U.S. immigration policy.

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 Oct. 2018

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

Analytical Paper on Roma Returnees (UNDP, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Changing Political Impact of Compassion-evoking Pictures: The Case of the Drowned Toddler Alan Kurdi," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 25 Oct. 2018 [open access]

The Cost of Non-Europe in Asylum Policy (European Parliamentary Research Service, Oct. 2018) [text]

Does Immigration Enforcement Matter? Irregular Immigrants and Control Policies in the UK (Compas, Oct. 2018) [text]

Football and Refugees: Addressing Key Challenges (UEFA, Oct. 2018) [text]
- A best practices guide.

Greece 2018: Country Report - Inter-agency Participatory Assessment Report (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Migration of Fear: An Analysis of Migration Choices of Syrian Refugees," Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, In Press, 11 Oct. 2018 [preprint]

Responding to Protection Needs of Refugees in Turkey: Baseline Data Collection (IFRC et al., Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Rise of Private Military and Security Companies in EU Migration Policies: Implications Under the UNGP," Business and Human Rights Journal (Forthcoming, ?) [preprint]

"Towards a Profound European Asylum System? On EU Governance during the Refugee Crisis," Würzburger Jean-Monnet-Papers, no. 2 (2018) [open access]

The Way Forward: A Comprehensive Study of the New Proposals for EU Funds on Asylum, Migration and Integration (UNHCR & ECRE, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Why Here? Factors Influencing Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Choosing Germany or Sweden as Asylum Destinations," Comparative Migration Studies, 6:29 (Oct. 2018) [open access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (31 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1


CFP: "Migration and the Rule of Law," Side event at the ESIL Research Forum, Göttingen, Germany. 3 April 2019 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 10 December 2018.

News & developments:

"Asylum and Migration at the Justice and Home Affairs Council, Foreign Affairs Council and European Council in October 2018," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 19 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Boss of Under-fire EU Asylum Agency Pledges Quick Fix," Politico, 18 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Humanitarian Visas across Europe?," InfoMigrants, 16 Oct. 2018 [text]
- See related report from the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee.

"Juncker Says N. Africa Migrant 'Camps' not on EU Agenda," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 26 Oct. 2018 [text]

UNHCR and IOM Appeal to European Leaders to Tackle Mediterranean Deaths (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

Beyond Closed Ports: The New Italian Decree-Law on Immigration and Security (EU Immigation & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related Human Rights Brief post.

Migration [What Think Tanks are thinking] (EPRS, Oct. 2018) [text]

Portugal/Greece: Bilateral Agreement for Relocation of Asylum Seekers (AIDA, Oct. 2018) [text]

Refugee “Safe Return Reviews” Needlessly Causing Anxiety, Statistics Suggest (Free Movement Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Vulnerability Contest (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2018) [text]
- Focuses on refugees on Lesbos.

We Asked Germans What They Really Felt after Angela Merkel Opened the Borders to Refugees in 2015 (The Conversation, Oct. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (16 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

30 October 2018

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Reports, journal articles & data:

Expert Witnesses in U.S. Asylum Cases: A Handbook (Univ. of North Carolina, 2018) [text]

Findings on Voters' Attitudes Toward Refugees and Asylum Policies (Women's Refugee Commission, Oct. 2018) [text]

Immigration Court Hiring Politicization (Human Rights First, Oct. 2018) [text]

Mitchell Hamline Law Review, vol. 44, no. 3 (2018) [full-text]
- Six articles focus on U.S. immigration policy.

More Latinos Have Serious Concerns about Their Place in America under Trump (Pew Research Center, Oct. 2018) [text]

Most Americans View Openness to Foreigners as ‘Essential to Who We are as a Nation’ (Pew Research Center, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

Refugees International Memorandum to the President on Migrant Caravan (Refugees International, Oct. 2018) [text]

"The Travel Bans," Cato Supreme Court Review, 2017-2018 [full-text]

*"Who are the 'Illegals'? The Social Construction of Illegality in the United States," American Sociological Review, vol. 83, no. 5 (2018) [abstract]
- See also related Phys.org news article.

'You don't have any rights here': Illegal Pushbacks, Arbitrary Detention & Ill-treatment of Asylum-seekers in the United States (Amnesty International, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related facts and figures.


Inciting Fear: Trump and the "Caravan"--A Conversation with Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute (Tempest Tossed, Oct. 2018) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Public Charge" Explained: What the Trump Administration's Proposed Rule Will Do and Why It Matters. A Conversation with Mark Greenberg of the Migration Policy Institute (Tempest Tossed, Oct. 2018) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Want to Understand U.S. Immigration? We’ve Got an Email Course for You (Pew Research Center, Oct. 2018) [info]
- Sign up for this five-part email mini-course.


Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (30 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

From "In Defense of Refugees":

"Asylum seekers and refugees are not invaders. They are people who we choose to allow into our country. We make this decision based on our own foundational values: democracy, human rights, women’s rights, press freedom, religious liberty. Our humanitarian immigration system does not threaten our country. On the contrary, it represents our nation’s highest ideals made manifest." (Source: The Asylumist, 30 Oct. 2018)

News & developments:

"How Trump-Fed Conspiracy Theories about Migrant Caravan Intersect With Deadly Hatred," New York Times, 29 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Latin American Asylum Seekers Hit US Policy 'Wall'," IRIN, 29 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Migrant and Refugee Advocates Call on Trump to Tone Down Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric," NPR, 29 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Trump is Considering a New 'Travel Ban' Aimed at the Migrant Caravan," Vox, 26 Oct. 2018 [text]
- See also related NYT article and VOA News article.

"UN: Countries Must Allow People at Risk to Request Asylum," VOA News, 28 Oct. 2018 [text]

"U.S. Will Deploy 5,200 Additional Troops to the Mexican Border, Officials Say," Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2018 [text]

"'Zero Tolerance' Pushed Asylum-seekers to Cross the Border Illegally, DHS Report Confirms," The Intercept, 3 Oct. 2018 [text]
- Note: This article links to the wrong OIG report; the correct report is here.

Blog posts & commentary:

A Beautiful Application is a Successful Application (The Asylumist, Oct. 2018) [text]

Caravan Hysteria is Unwarranted — Many More Have Come Before (The Hill, Oct. 2018) [text]

Disarray in Baltimore Immigration Court is Emblematic of Systemic Issues (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Government Outlines Its Plan to Extend TPS Benefits under Court Order (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

"I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration," New York Times, 26 Oct. 2018 [text]

If Other Countries Can Balance Human Rights and Border Security, So Can the United States (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Ineffable Backlog (and a Bit of Good News) (The Asylumist, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Is Trump’s Refugee Policy Really So Extraordinary? The Walk isn’t, But the Talk is," Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2018 [text]

Like His Boss, Pence Misleads Public about Terrorism and Immigration (Just Security Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

New Court Filing Highlights the Government’s Official “Turnback Policy” for Asylum Seekers (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Ten Things I Hate about You-SCIS (The Asylumist, Oct. 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (16 Oct. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (United States) (9 Oct. 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (9 Oct. 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (9 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues


"Being a Father in My New Society: A Qualitative Study of the Fathering Experiences of Men from Refugee Backgrounds Resettled in Australia," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 22 Aug. 2018 [abstract]
- See also related dissertation.

Far from Home: The 13 Worst Refugee Crises for Girls (CARE, Oct. 2018) [access via ReliefWeb]

"The Global Compact on Refugees Could Fail Girls and Women – But We Don’t Have to," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 2 Oct. 2018 [text]

How Does Poverty Differ among Refugees? Taking a Gender Lens to the Data on Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 8616 (World Bank, Oct. 2018) [text]

How to Apply for Leave to Remain as a Victim of Domestic Violence (Free Movement Blog, Sept. 2018) [text]

"I want to decide about my future": Uprooted Women in Greece Speak Out (Amnesty International, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Identifying Structural Barriers to Improve Settlement Outcomes for Vulnerable Groups of Immigrant Women: Knowledge Synthesis Report (CERIS, Sept. 2018) [text]

Institutional Framework for Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crises (IOM, 2018) [text]

Matter of A-B-: What This Means for Victims of Domestic Violence (Human Rights Brief, Oct. 2018) [text]

Panel discussion: Sexual Violence against Migrants: Time for Action, Geneva, 10 Sept. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for video.

"Predictors of Food Insecurity and Coping Strategies of Women Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Durban, South Africa," Agriculture & Food Security, 7:67 (Sept. 2018) [open access]

Resisting Everyday Border Policies and Practices: Eritrean Asylum Seeking Women in Israel (Border Criminologies Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

States are Challenging New Policy That Denies Asylum to Survivors of Domestic Violence (Just Security Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Underrepresentation of Men in Gender Based Humanitarian and Refugee Trauma Research: A Scoping Review," Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 16, no. 1 (March 2018) [open access]


Women in Displacement (IOM) [access]
- "[A] collaborative platform to share tools; discuss lessons learned; and build a common vision for enhancing the participation and inclusion of women and girls in displacement."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues (27 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2 (Europe)

Financial Inclusion of Germany’s Refugees: Current Situation and Road Ahead, EMN Working Paper, no. 2 (European Microfinance Network, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related Refugees Deeply post.

"Fiscal Consequences of the Refugee Crisis," International Migration, Early View, 17 Oct. 2018 [free full-text]

The Human Capital Selection of Young Males Seeking Asylum in Germany, ZEW Discussion Paper, no. 18-040 (Centre for European Economic Research, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Impact of Refugees on the Labour Market: A Big Splash in a Small Pond?, CEPS Working Document, no. 7 (Centre for European Policy Studies, Oct. 2018) [text]

Implications of Forced Migration on Demographics, Labor Market, and Welfare (SSRN, Aug. 2018) [text]

Lift the Ban: Why People Seeking Asylum Should Have the Right to Work (Lift the Ban Coalition, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

"Reconciling Contradictory Forces: Financial Inclusion of Refugees and Know-your-customer Regulations," Journal of Banking Regulation, OnlineFirst, 24 Oct. 2018 [full-text via author]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (30 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1

"Business Models for Building Refugee Resilience," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 19 Oct. 2018 [text]

Displacement and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Voices of Displaced Women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (LSE et al., 2018) [access]
- Follow link for exec. summary and report. See also related blog post.

A Dozen Facts about Immigration (Brookings Institution, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Economic and Fiscal Effects of Granting Refugees Formal Labor Market Access, Working Paper, no. 496 (Tent & Center for Global Development, Oct. 2018) [text]
-See also related working paper, brief and factsheet.

The Economics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Neighboring Countries: The Case of Lebanon, Working Paper, no. 14 (DIAL, 2018) [text via RePEc]

*Fostering Cooperation, Not Competition: How Syrian and Jordanian Women Could Create New, Sustainable Livelihoods Opportunities Together (Oxfam, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Global Refugee Talent (Talent Beyond Borders, Sept. 2018) [text]

Harnessing the Power of Businesses in Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis (Urban Inst., Oct. 2018) [access]
- Follow link for outcomes from research project including report, case studies and a data tool.

Immigrants and Billion-dollar Companies, Policy Brief (National Foundation for American Policy, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related Forbes Magazine article.

Innovative Investment Transforms Lives in Ethiopia (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]

More Businesses Commit to Helping Refugees Thrive with New Jobs, Trainings, Investment (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]

New American Fortune 500 in 2018: The Entrepreneurial Legacy of Immigrants and Their Children (New American Economy, Oct. 2018) [text]

Periodic Analysis of Syrian Workers Outside Camps (ILO, World Bank & UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related summary of findings.

Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees (UNCTAD et al., 2018) [text]

Refugee Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion: 2019-2023 Global Strategy Concept Note (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Supporting Kakuma’s Refugee Traders: The Importance of Business Documentation in an Informal Economy (Norwegian Refugee Council, Sept. 2018) [text]


Related post:
Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (20 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

29 October 2018

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (U.S. & Canada)


Welcome Refugees? Exploring Resettlement Conditions for Recently Arrived Refugees in Canada, Toronto, 18 November 2018 [info]


Boosting Refugee Outcomes: Evidence from Policy, Academia, and Social Innovation, IPL Working Paper, no. 18-01 (Stanford & ETH Zurich, Oct. 2018) [text via SSRN]
- "The evidence base suggests that programs leveraging community support while supplementing income -- such as apprenticeships, private sponsorship, and cash transfers dovetailed with financial mentorship -- represent promising paths forward."

"HIAS, the Jewish Agency Criticized by the Shooting Suspect, Has a History of Aiding Refugees," New York Times, 28 Oct. 2018 [text]
- See also related Vox interview with HIAS' president.

*How Does the U.S. Refugee System Work? (Council on Foreign Relations, updated Oct. 2018) [text]

"Some Syrian White Helmets Resettle in Canada, with More on the Way," Globe & Mail, 19 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Trump Refugee Cuts Slow Resurgence of Cities Like Buffalo," AP News, 23 Oct. 2018 [text]

The UN Refugee Agency’s Report Shows That Canada Should Welcome More Refugees (CARFMS Blog, Sept. 2018) [text]

"U.S. Admission of North Korean Defectors Has Slowed to a Trickle," New York Times, 25 Oct. 2018 [text]

What a New Dataset Can (and Can’t) Reveal about Refugees in America (Urban Wire Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

"The World’s System for Resettling Refugees Benefits the United States," Foreign Policy, 22 Oct. 2018 [text]


Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (29 Oct. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (United States) (9 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1


Jobs: Family Reunion Integration Service, British Red Cross [info]
- Check individual job descriptions for application deadlines.

CFP: "Interrogating Integration," CARFMS 2019, Toronto, 14-16 May 2019 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 1 December 2018.


Almost 80% of Voters Support NZ Resettlement for Children on Nauru, Poll Shows," The Guardian, 28 Oct. 2018 [text]

Applying Behavioral Insights to Support Immigrant Integration and Social Cohesion (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2018) [text]

Fourth Group of Syrian Refugees Arrives in Zagreb through Croatia’s First Resettlement Programme (IOM, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

*How Does Trump's Anti-refugee Policy Affect the EU? (InfoMigrants, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Integration Processes of Syrian Refugees in Turkey: ‘Class-based Integration’," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 18 Oct. 2018 [Academia]

"The Long Wait: How One Family Coped with 18 Years in Refugee Limbo," The Guardian, 28 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Multidimensional Measure of Immigrant Integration," PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Latest Articles, 22 Oct. 2018 [open access]
- See also related IPL policy brief.

The Needs, Challenges and Power Dynamics of Refugee Resettlement (World Economic Forum Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Study on the Feasibility and Added Value of Sponsorship Schemes as a Possible Pathway to Safe Channels for Admission to the EU, Including Resettlement (European Commission, Oct. 2018) [text]

UNHCR’s Support Toward the Implementation of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees: Enhancing Resilience and Co-existence through Greater Responsibility-sharing 2018-2019 (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text]

We Need to Talk about Integration after Migration. Here are Four Ways We Can Improve It (World Economic Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (9 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2

Reports & articles:

2018 Global Hunger Index: Forced Migration and Hunger (Concern Worldwide & Welthungerhilfe, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Archives, Agency and Activism: The Past and the Present in Refugee History at the IASFM Conference in Thessaloniki," Citizens Voices, vol. 11 (Sept. 2018) [full-text]

Balancing Acts: Policy Frameworks for Migrant Return and Reintegration, Policy Brief (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2018) [text]

"The Ethics of Refugees," Philosophy Compass, vol. 13, no. 10 (Oct. 2018) [free full-text]

International Migration Drivers: A Quantitative Assessment of the Structural Factors Shaping Migration, JRS Science for Policy Report (European Commission, 2018) [text]

Research Project: Civil Society and the Global Refugee Regime: Understanding and Enhancing Impact through the Implementation of Global Refugee Policy (Carleton Univ. et al.) [info - scroll down for details]
- For updates on this project, see this Carleton Univ. news story and article in The Star.

The Ripple Effect: Multidimensional Impacts of Internal Displacement (IDMC, Oct. 2018) [text]
- "This report presents the results of a systematic review of nearly 1,000 publications on the impacts of internal displacement in each of these dimensions": health, livelihoods, education, housing and infrastructure, security, the environment and social life.

The Ripple Effect: Multidimensional Impacts of Internal Displacement  - Internal Displacement and Development: A Statistical Analysis (IDMC, Oct. 2018) [text]

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018: Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development (FAO, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1 (29 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1

Blog posts & commentary:

Cities Need to Welcome—Not Resist—Refugees (CityLab, Oct. 2018) [text]

Data and Insight: Monitoring Internal Displacement to Progress Towards Sustainable Development (IDMC Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

"'Expat' and the Fraught Language of Migration," The Atlantic, 9 Oct. 2018 [text]

How Cities Can Shape a Fairer, More Humane Immigration Policy (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2018) [text]

Refugia: Answering the Critics (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2018) [text]

You’ll Never Guess What I Found at the UN General Assembly: Optimism (IRIN, Oct. 2018) [text]

Events after the fact:

Ninth Annual Back-to-School Event: Responses to the Global Refugee Crisis, New York, 12 Oct. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for video and transcript.

Refugees and Migration: Responding to a Global Humanitarian Crisis, Boston, 19 Oct. 2018 [info]
Conference remarks were provided by some of the speakers. See also related conference summary article in the Heights, Boston College's student newspaper.

Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (25 Oct. 2018)
Thematic Focus: General (9 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

27 October 2018

Open Access Week: Help Others Discover Your Research!

The advantages of open access accrue to both authors and their readers. The former gain greater visibility and research usage, the latter gain immediate, free and unfettered access to scholarly studies. For both, the potential result is to achieve impact in the form of beneficial changes to forced migration policy and practice.

To this end, here are several steps academic authors can take to share their research and make it more widely available.

1. Provide open access to your work:
- After all the long-winded verbiage in my first three posts, here is a practical example: Here is an article that just popped up in my RSS feed: "Social capital, health-seeking behavior and quality of life among refugees in Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional study," published in the International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. It is not yet available open access, but it could be via green OA! IJMHSC is one of Emerald Publishing's journals, and it allows a post-print to be shared immediately after the article has been officially published. According to Emerald's self-archiving policy, the post-print can be deposited on an author's personal website, or in an institutional repository or subject repository. The authors of this article are based at the College of Health Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe, so they already have access to an institutional repository which accepts journal articles. Alternatively, they could deposit their article in a multidisciplinary repository like Zenodo.

Here's a guide on how to make your work open access.

2. Spread the word via social media, blogs/other web sites:
- A recent example: Adèle Garnier, Liliana Lyra Jubilut & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik are the three editors of Refugee Resettlement: Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance (Berghahn Books, Aug. 2018). To let people know about their book, they contributed commentary to the World Economic Forum blog and the Forced Migration Forum blog, as well as posted the introduction to their book on their profile pages on Academia.edu and ResearchGate. They also shared announcements via Twitter.

Other possible places to showcase your work:
- The Conversation (note the different editions available)
- Refugees Deeply
- SciDev.net

3. Get more ideas from this academic marketing guide:
- Check out the "The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research." It's a few years' old but it provides a very complete review of the various resources that are available for researchers to market themselves.

And don't forget to let me know about your open access articles, books and/or book chapters!

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

26 October 2018

Open Access Week: Discovering Open Access

My first three posts for Open Access Week reviewed the pros and cons of the various options available for providing open access to your research. However, once OA research is produced, how does one go about finding or discovering it? My blog is devoted to helping with that very task. If you are a regular follower, then you know that I produce bi-monthly round-ups of the open access literature that I have referenced.  I also try to keep track of the green and hybrid OA versions of articles published in IJRL, JRS and RSQ; these are listed on special pages in my Forced Migration & Open Access blog (see the various tabs at the top of the page). In addition, I maintain a listing of open access books on my book blog, and I track open access book chapters.

But despite these efforts, I know I miss a lot! In the end, I am only one person who is constrained by language and time. So what are some other resources for finding open access research related to refugees and forced migration, particularly that which is produced in the Global South?

Here are a few places to start:

African Journals Online (AJOL)
- Use this resource to identify research that originated in Africa. Not all articles are open access, but many of those that are not, may be freely available to certain users. Check the Researchers page for more info.

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
- Use this resource to look for open access journal articles, books, theses, and other academic materials. The advanced search option allows you to focus in on content produced geographically, i.e., region or individual country.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Use this resource to not only identify gold OA journals to publish in, but also to locate articles that have already been published. While the advanced search feature does not have a geographic filter, you can limit your results to a particular language.

Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)
- Use this resource to locate institutional and disciplinary repositories around the world.

Journals Online Project (JOL)
- Based on the AJOL model; locate journals and journal articles from Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Central America.

Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales (CLACSO)
- Provides access to the content produced by a network of Latin American research centers and academic programmes, and serves as an open access journal and book repository.

Red de Revistas Cientificas de America Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal (Redalyc)
- Use this resource to discover open access academic content originating from or that focuses on Ibero-America.

Red Federada de Repositorios Institucionales de Publicaciones Científicas (LA Referencia)
- This resource aims to promote the visibility of open access academic content from Latin America.

Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)
- Use this resource to locate open access journals and journal articles published in Latin American countries, Portugal, South Africa and Spain.

In the end, different regions have different approaches to and views on open access, and this ultimately impacts discoverability.  Visit Unesco's Global Open Access Portal to get an overview of the status of open access on a regional basis.

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Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

Events & opportunities:

Call for contributions: The UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: The Twin Peaks?, Online [info]
- The symposium will take place on the EJIL:Talk! blog. Submit abstracts by 7 November 2018.

Seminar: Australia and the Global Compact on Migration: Opportunities for a New Agenda, Sydney, 12 November 2018 [info]

Lecture: The Global Compact on Refugees: Negotiating a Non-binding Agreement with Commitments, Colchester, UK, 21 November 2018 [info]


"Austria has Concerns about U.N. Migration Pact, Might Back Out," Reuters, 10 Oct. 2018 [text]

The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework: A Perspective from Kenya (Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Oct. 2018) [text]

GCM Commentary Blog Series (RLI Blog on Refugees and Forced Migration) [access]
- Additional posts are available with analyses of the following Global Compact for Migration objectives: obj. 8 (save lives); obj. 11 (border management); obj. 15 (access to basic services); obj. 23 (strengthening international cooperation); Implementation, Follow-Up and Review.

The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) and U.S. Policy (Congressional Research Service, Oct. 2018) [text]
- Side note: In my last "General" post, I noted that CRS reports are now officially being made public through the Library of Congress. However, it looks like the web site is still playing catch-up and has not yet finished uploading all available reports. The a/m report came via the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: Ideas for City Engagement, Policy Brief (Brookings, Oct. 2018) [text]

Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees from a Faith Perspective (ACT Alliance, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Il Global Compact sulla Migrazione tra Scenari Internazionali e Realtà Europea," Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no. 2 (2018) [open access]

"Poland Should Quit U.N. Migration Pact, Minister Says," Reuters, 9 Oct. 2018 [text]

A Proposed Systematic Review Framework for the Global Compact on Migration (People Move Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Role of Parliaments in Implementing the United Nations Global Compacts for Migrants and Refugees (PACE, Oct. 2018) [text]
- This is a motion for a resolution.

*Event after the fact:

Global Cooperation on Migration, CFR Conference Call, 17 Oct. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for transcript.


Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: General (9 Oct. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (25 Sept. 2018)

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25 October 2018

Open Access Week: Green OA

Here is a recap of the take-aways from my first two Open Access Week posts:

1. Hybrid OA
- Pros: Offers authors the twofold benefit of continuing to publish in their journal of choice and having open access provided to their research articles immediately. And because these traditional, subscription-based journals are generally well-established and have achieved a certain reputation, they are viewed as having greater prestige and offering higher visibility to authors.
- Cons: Typically, the APCs for hybrid OA journals are significantly higher than those levied by pure OA journals. As a result, some funders/employers do not cover hybrid OA publication fees. Most of the larger hybrid journal publishers also do not offer fee waivers or developing country rates (Oxford University Press is the exception).

2. Gold OA
- Pros: Like hybrid OA, gold OA journals also provide immediate open access to their articles. A majority of those listed in the DOAJ do not require the payment of APCs. There is a wide range of titles to choose from, and most academic disciplines are represented.
- Cons: The most active and well-known gold OA journals do charge APCs, although most also offer fee waivers. Titles can be variable in quality, however, there are many excellent gold OA journals. And as discussed in yesterday's post, there are resources to help authors make informed decisions about which journals to publish in.

Despite the pros, these two routes to OA may still not be appropriate for some researchers. Fee waivers don't apply to everybody, and not every researcher necessarily gets funding to cover the cost of APCs. Researchers may not be affiliated with a well-resourced institution or with any institution at all. Or the need to publish in certain journals may override other considerations.

3. Green OA
Fortunately, there is yet other option for providing open access to one's research! The green OA option! This involves the deposit of an eprint (pre- or post-print) version of a journal article in some kind of repository, either one that is affiliated with an author's institution or a subject repository. Some authors choose to post eprints on academic social networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu, or on their own personal web sites.

The advantage with the green route is that, as with hybrid OA, researchers can publish in the journal of their choice, yet still make a version of their article available to the wider public, at no cost to either the author or reader.

- When to deposit: The downside is that while most journal publishers allow for the depositing of eprints, they have placed a number of restrictions on when and where this can be done. For example, they impose embargoes, or delays, on the self-archiving of post-prints. A post-print is the version of a manuscript that has been peer-reviewed and therefore is most similar to the final text. The embargo periods can range from six to 24 months for post-prints of journal articles in the humanities and social sciences. Some funders stipulate that their authors make journal articles open access immediately or after only a short delay. This in turn may mean that the green route is not an option for some authors.

The good news is that a number of journals relevant to the forced migration field have no time restrictions for posting a postprint to an author's personal web site. This includes International Journal of Refugee Law, International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Journal of Refugee Studies, Migration Studies, and Refugee Survey Quarterly. Two other titles - International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care and International Review of the Red Cross - allow post-prints to be deposited anywhere immediately.

- Where to deposit: This question also requires consideration. Archiving in a repository of some kind is considered ideal, because it ensures persistent access over time. Personal web sites are usually more ephemeral and therefore are not the best vehicles for the long-term preservation of authors' research. The best resource to use for identifying repositories - both institutional and subject-based - is OpenDOAR. Visitors can search or browse for repositories by region. While most are based in North America and Europe, there are also quite a few in Asia and South America, and a healthy number in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

What if your institution does not have a repository or you are not affiliated with an institution? Try a subject or disciplinary repository; these are generally open to all authors. For example, I regularly find relevant forced migration-related research in the Social Science Research Network, PubMed, and RePEc.

Alternatively, many authors choose to post papers on academic social networks, like ResearchGate and Academia.edu. However, journal publishers have tightened up their policies regarding the sharing of eprints via these networks a) because they are commercial entities, and b) because many publisher PDFs end up being shared instead of eprints!

A final option is to post eprints on a personal website. While that may seem to be a daunting task, it is pretty straightforward and can be done at no cost.  I should know: I launched this blog 10+ years ago, and I do not have any technical skills whatsoever! Here's a guide that can walk you through the process.

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Opportunities: CFPs for Special Issues of Open Access Journals

Have you ever published in an open access journal before? Maybe you haven't because you were concerned about the article processing charges (APCs) that are often associated with publishing "gold OA." If yes, then keep reading!

The following opportunities for publication in open access journals will incur no direct charge to authors. Moreover, they are all peer-reviewed. The Journal of Internal Displacement and Refugee Review are not currently listed in the DOAJ, but Laws and Social Sciences are. The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs is new and has not yet published an issue.

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs [info]
- Submissions are being accepted for this new open access journal; check the web site to see which CFPs are currently live.

"Emerging Issues in Forced Migration – Perspectives from Research and Practice" Special issue of Refugee Review [info]
- "Scholars and practitioners worldwide are grappling with key questions related to research and practice, particularly concerning ethics, representation, and impact. The next issue of the Refugee Review intends to explore and expand these issues by focusing on four areas in forced migration: new dissemination practices and public engagement, bridging research to policy and practice, methodological challenges and innovations, and supporting emerging scholars and practitioners." Submit abstracts by 31 October 2018.

"Getting to 2030: The Future of Internal Displacement and Sustainable Development," Special issue of the Journal of Internal Displacement [info]
-  A collaboration with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) "to build on the outcomes from [this recent conference], as well as inviting additional contributions that explore how internal displacement concerns fit into national and global sustainable development efforts and the UN prevention agenda." Submit abstracts by 8 November 2018.

"Integration and Resettlement of Refugees and Forced Migrants," Special issue of Social Sciences [info]
- "In this Special Issue, we invite papers—particularly by refugees or local citizens living in migrant-hosting towns—that explore urban integration. In your experience, how have refugees and citizens interacted in your town? What has been the role of town officials and politicians in enabling or obstructing integration? What has been the social, economic, and cultural impact of migration on the town, and how have locals responded?" An initiative of the Refugees in Towns project. Submission deadline is 15 April 2019.

"Regional Human Rights Regimes and the Protection of Migrants’ Rights," Special issue of Laws [info]
- "We invite submissions that investigate regional standards for the protection of migrants’ human rights from a range of perspectives. Submissions may, for example, focus on a particular regional human rights regime, adopt a comparative approach, examine specific human right(s), or/and consider a particular group of migrants." Submission deadline is 30 April 2019.

"Refugees and International Law: The Challenge of Protection," Special issue of Laws [info]
- "This Special Issue will complement the existing ever growing academic literature on refugees by focussing specifically on how international law, in general, can strengthen the protection of the world’s most vulnerable people, refugees. The Special Issue will be focussed primarily on international refugee law, but, it will also encompass how international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and, international criminal law can enhance refugee protection globally." Submission deadline is 31 May 2019.

"Immigration and Refugee Integration Policy in the United States," Special issue of Social Sciences [info]
- "The goal of the editors for this special edition is to help bring a sense of scholarly clarity to bear" on U.S. immigration and refugee policy at a time when it is "sorely maligned and misunderstood." Submission deadline is 1 June 2019.

"Immigration Politics in the Age of Trump," Special issue of Social Sciences [info]
- "The goal of this Special Issue is to pause and carefully analyze the larger significance of [current immigration] policies and delve deeper into the social impact of these changes on immigrant communities." Submission deadline is 3 June 2019.

24 October 2018

Open Access Week: Gold OA

Yesterday, I focused on the costs associated with making an article open access when it is published in a traditional, subscription-based journal (referred to as "hybrid OA"). How does this compare with gold open access, or publishing in journals that are fully OA?

First, this route to open access can still involve the payment of an APC, but not in all cases. For example, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) "indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals." A majority of the gold OA journals listed in DOAJ do not charge APCs (i.e., around 8,900 of them, or 73% of the total). Similarly, although on a much smaller scale, all except one of the forced migration-related OA journals I highlight in this table do not charge an APC. At the same time, even when gold OA journal publishers do charge an APC, most will also offer fee waivers (Lawson, 2015).

Second, there are a number of initiatives in the Global South to develop regional journal portals for home-grown gold OA journals, most of which do not charge APCs but rather are supported by funding from governments, non-profit societies, or other types of arrangements. Some examples:
- African Journals Online (AJOL) was initially an INASP project but is now managed by an independent non-profit in South Africa. It hosts African journals and provides training and support to journal editors in the region. It has also served as a model for other country- and region-specific platforms developed under INASP's Journals Online project.
- SciELO and Redalyc in the Americas have both been around for a while; the former was launched in 1998 and the latter in 2002. They promote electronic publishing, serve as aggregators of journals, and facilitate access to OA research.

Third, the "prestige and tradition" issue raised yesterday and the pressure to publish are factors that influence all academics' decisions about where to publish. While the proliferation of open access journals has widened the scope of where researchers can potentially publish, it has also attracted some less-than-reputable publishers to the scene. This in turn has influenced some peoples' perceptions of the quality of OA journals, with many assuming that they are not as reputable as traditionally published journals. Think.Check.Submit is a resource that can help authors identify trustworthy journals and make informed decisions about which are the most appropriate ones to showcase their research. Helpfully, it is available in quite a few languages.

In addition, because of the rigorous criteria that must be met for a journal to be listed in the DOAJ, inclusion confers a quality seal and enhances trustworthiness. DOAJ specifically set out to increase journal representation from the Global South within its database by establishing an ambassador program that sent a team of scholars to various developing countries in order to promote best practices and publishing standards. (Read more about the program here.)

Finally, here is a forced migration research example of an initiative to encourage publishing in gold OA journals: CFPs have recently been issued for several special issues of Laws and Social Sciences. These are two open access journals published by MDPI, a large gold OA journal publisher that normally requests APCs to cover its publication costs. However, authors will not be charged a fee for publication in any of the aforementioned special issues because the APCs "are fully funded by institutions through the Knowledge Unlatched initiative"! I will circulate a separate post that provides more details for these and other CFPs for OA journals.