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Author instructions

Author instructions:

Papers to be considered for publication should be submitted in electronic form as a word-file to the editorial board (bjorn.fryklund@mah.se). Decision and comments are delivered with as much expediency as possible. The editorial board reserves the right to refuse without further motivation manuscripts that in terms of research ethics, subject or similar reasons do not fit MIM's research profile. It is desirable for submitted scripts (or parts of them) to have been presented at relevant seminar/s. We encourage contributors to present their papers at the MIM seminars, though this is not a prerequisite for publication in the series.  All papers submitted to the series undergo an internal peer-review prior to possible publication based on the following criteria: 

  1. Relevance: The editorial board reserves the right to refuse papers that do not connect to the interdisciplinary field of IMER research.
  2. Familiarity: To be considered for publication, the papers must be well founded in relevant and current research. At a minimum, the papers should contain a solid and precise reference list.
  3. Originality: Submitted papers should demonstrate originality, for instance with respect to the use of concepts, empirical analysis and/or inferences.
  4. Academic relevance: The series does not reward any particular scientific standpoint, but emphasizes scientific comprehensibility. It should be clear to the reader how the author reached her or his conclusions. The sources must be explicitly accounted for and easily accessible.
  5. Style: Submitted scripts must be thoroughly prepared, well structured and well argued. The series addresses primarily an academic audience from a wide range of disciplines, but it also aims to attract a readership outside the academia with a general interest of the MIM research fields. Authors should therefore aim to be as precise and clear as possible. Please also note that the editorial board is not able to finance language inspection.  The author is solely responsible for that the script, content wise and also language wise, fulfils acceptable standards.  
  6. Form: Submitted papers should generally be no longer than 300 pages. Shorter papers are warmly welcomed and recommended. The first page should include information on the author’s first and last name (in capital letters), academic affiliation, e-mail address, the title (in capital letters), a short abstract in English no longer than 100 words, an executive summary no longer than 1500 words, five key words, and a brief biographical note on the author. Subheadings should be typed flush left without preceding numbers or letters. Where subheadings are of different order or importance this should be indicated by A, B, or C in the margin. Do not use any preset subheadings. UK or US spellings may be used, however in a consequent manner. Quotations exceeding three lines must be indented (10 pt).  Tables and figures should be compiled on separate sheets. The main text contains information about where the figures and the tables are placed [table 1 about here].  Bibliographical references should be given in parentheses in standard author-date-page form in the body of the text: (Portes and DeWind 2007: 22; Portes and DeWind 2007: 4). A complete list of cited references, arranged alphabetically by the author’s surname, should be typed at the end of the paper: 



Antonovsky, Aaron (1991) Hälsans mysterium. Köping: Natur och kultur. 

Angel, Birgitta and Anders Hjern (2004) Att möta flyktingar. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 

Chapter  in a book:

Herbert, Anna (2006) “Våld och trauma i klassrummet”, in Hans Lorentz and Bosse Bergstedt (eds), Interkulturella perspektiv – pedagogik i mångkulturella miljöer, 197-235. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 

Journal article:

Rouse, Roger (1995) “Questions of identity: Personhood and collectivity in transnational migration to the United States”, Critique of Anthropology 15(4): 351- 380. 

Newspaper article:

Persson, Per (2006) “Tillfälligt boende anmäls”, Sydsvenska dagbladet, 12 May. 

Current Themes in IMER Research:

Appelqvist, Maria (2006) Mottagningens integration? Flyktingintroduktion som organisatoriskt fält. Current Themes in IMER Research 3. Malmö: Malmö University. 


Convention on the rights of the child (1989) 1577 U.N.T.S. (United Nations Treaty Series) 3. 

Home Office (2008) www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html; accessed 15 september. 

Migrationsverket (2008) Migrationsverkets årsredovisning för 2007

SOU 1997:116 Barnets bästa i främsta rummet. FN:s konvention om barnets rättigheter förverkligas i Sverige. Barnkommittén. Socialdepartementet. Stockholm. 

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