Migration Research Series

The Migration Research Series focuses on policy-oriented and empirical research and analysis with the aim to contribute to a better understanding of the multidimensional aspects of migration and inform migration policies at the national, regional and international levels.

All publications are freely available online in IOM Online Bookstore, thereby ensuring a wide reach and impact among policymakers, as well as practitioners, scholars, researchers and students interested in issues related to migration.

Submission criteria and process

IOM welcomes submissions of papers on any policy-relevant issue related to migration and migrants (empirical research desirable). Papers should be of a maximum of 4,000 words, follow the style guide and be submitted in Word format by email to research@iom.int referring to ‘MRS submission’ in the subject line. All submitted papers will be sent to peer reviewers and IOM will endeavor to give authors a final decision on publication within a two-month timeframe after submission.

Download the latest MRS publications

MRS No. 66 - Community Stabilization – An approach for facilitating progress towards durable solutions and operationalizing the Humanitarian–Development–Peace Nexus: Lessons from Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Somalia 

MRS No. 65 - Stigma and empowerment: A qualitative study on Nepalese women and labour migration 

MRS No. 64 - Immobility as the ultimate “migration disrupter”: An initial analysis of COVID-19 impacts through the prism of securitization