Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
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Asian and Pacific Migration Journal

2015 Impact Factor: 0.357
2015 Ranking: 23/26 in Demography
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data
Published on behalf of the Scalabrini Migration Center

Editors
Graziano Battistella Scalabrini Migration Center, Philippines
Maruja Asis Scalabrini Migration Center, Philippines
Managing Editor


ISSN: 01171968 | Current volume: 25 | Current issue: 4
APMJ is the first peer reviewed journal devoted to migration issues in the Asia Pacific. APMJ features articles that examine human mobility in the region from an interdisciplinary perspective. The journal publishes research and analysis on the socio-demographic, economic, political, psychological, historical, legislative and religious aspects of human migration and refugee movements from and within Asia.

 

APMJ is the first peer reviewed journal devoted to migration issues in the Asia-Pacific. APMJ features articles that examine human mobility in the region from an interdisciplinary perspective. The journal welcomes contributions on research and analysis on the socio-demographic, economic, political, psychological, historical, cultural and legislative aspects of different forms of human mobility from and within the Asia-Pacific region. Since its launch in 1992, APMJ has contributed to the academic, policy and advocacy discussions of migration in the region and about Asia-Pacific migration to other parts of the world.

 

Editorial Board
Rajai Ray Jureidini Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Binod Khadria Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Atsushi Kondo Meijo University, Japan
Chulwoo Lee Yonsei University, South Korea
Nana Oishi University of Melbourne, Australia
Sureeporn Punpuin Mahidol University, Thailand
Nasra M. Shah Kuwait University, Kuwait
Paul Spoonley Massey University of Albany, New Zealand
Sukamdi Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Diana Wong Independent Scholar, Malaysia
Brenda S. A. Yeoh National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yu Zhu Fujian Normal University, China
  • International Development Abstracts
  • APMJ is indexed/abstracted in Abstracts in Anthropology
  • ASEAN Citation Index
  • Academic Search (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Asian-Pacific Economic Literature
  • Current Contents Connect: Social and Behavioral Sciences edition
  • GEOBASE
  • Index to Social Sciences and Humanities Proceedings
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • International Regional Science Review
  • Periodica Islamica
  • ProQuest: CSA Sociological Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Studies on Women Abstracts
    1. Editorial policies
          1.2 Peer review policy
          1.3 Authorship
          1.4 Data
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Publication ethics
          4.1 Journal contributor's publishing agreement
          4.2 SAGE Choice and Open Access
          4.3 Plagiarism
    5. Statements and conventions
          5.1 Acknowledgements
          5.2 Declaration of conflicting interests
          5.3 Funding acknowledgement
          5.4 Other statements and conventions
    6. Permissions
    7. Manuscript style
          7.1 File types
          7.2 Journal style
          7.3 Reference style
          7.4 Manuscript preparation
    8. After acceptance
          8.1 Proofs
          8.2 E-Prints
          8.3 SAGE Production
          8.4 Online First publication
    9. Further information

    1. Editorial policies

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    1.2 Peer review policy

    The Asian and Pacific Migration Journal operates a strictly blinded peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed.

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    1.3 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis. The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This includes those who:

    1. have made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data;
    2. drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and
    3. approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.

    For further details, please refer to the ICMJE Authorship guidelines at http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf

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    1.4 Data

    The Asian and Pacific Migration Journal requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editor(s) can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at apmj@smc.org.ph.

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    2. Article types

    The Asian and Pacific Migration Journal welcomes manuscripts on the various aspects of migration in Asia and the Pacific and migration from the region to other regions. Main articles should be approximately 7,000-8,000 words long; book reviews should be about 1,000 words long.

    Occasionally, the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal feature research notes and conference reports. These should be approximately 4,000 words long.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Asian and Pacific Migration Journal is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/apmj to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please email the editors at apmj@smc.org.ph

    Each manuscript should contain:

    1. Title page with full title and subtitle (if any).For the purposes of blind refereeing (submissions will be refereed anonymously by at least two referees), the full name of each author with current affiliation and the full address/phone/fax/email details plus short biographical note should be supplied on a separate sheet.
    2. Abstract of 100-150 words
    3. up to 6 key words
    4. Main text with a word count of about 8,000 words. The text to be clearly organized, with a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings. Quotations exceeding 40 words should be displayed, indented, in the text. Texts exceeding 8,000 will be considered as interest warrants and space permits.
    5. Foot notes, if necessary, should be signalled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references

    3.1 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

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    4. Publication ethics

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    4.1 Journals contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement details that the Scalabrini Migration Center retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    4.2 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement details that the Scalabrini Migration Center retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    4.3 Plagiarism

    The Asian and Pacific Migration Journal and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgment, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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    5. Statements and conventions

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    5.1. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgments should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgments’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

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    5.2 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. The Asian and Pacific Migration Journal  encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    5.3 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgments on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

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    5.4 Other statements and conventions

    Non applicable.

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    6. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Manuscript style

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    7.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, and XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Please also refer to the additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

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    7.2 Journal Style

    The Asian and Pacific Migration Journal conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

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    7.3 Reference Style

    The Asian and Pacific Migration Journal adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style. Footnotes should be used only for substantive comments. Do not integrate footnotes into the text but provide them at the end of the text.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and or search for ‘SAGE Harvard’. Save the ens. file to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you have done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

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    7.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be 12 point.

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    7.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    7.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately from the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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    7.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For those who specifically requested color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article. We also ask request that authors provide the actual values on which the figures or graphs are based.

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    7.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

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    7.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    8. After acceptance

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    8.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate.

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    8.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    8.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal with SAGE.

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    8.4 OnlineFirst Publication

    A large n umber of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information, please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office at apmj@smc.org.ph

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