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We prefer theoretical or empirical scholarly texts on topics related to migration, immigration policies and the living conditions of foreigners. However, texts should also be accessible to readers coming from a different field of expertise than the author's. We encourage you to take an innovative approach. Texts should not exceed 3,000 words. Please keep in mind that our readers (visitors of information and news Internet servers) prefer shorter and well-structured texts. With respect to more complex topics and texts based on extensive empirical research, it is possible to publish longer works based on mutual agreement. We do not subject texts to peer review.
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Apart from scholarly texts, we welcome other types of texts such as news articles, stories of foreigners, literary texts, etc. Articles may contain subjective views and opinions which, however, should be visibly differentiated from factual arguments (see "Commentaries" below).Interviews
We welcome interviews with foreigners, experts and interesting personalities in the field of migration. Interviews should be edited and clearly structured (divide individual sections using headings).Commentaries
Commentaries are short texts (300 - 600 words, 1,000 words maximum) responding to recent developments in the field of migration and immigration policies, results of research or, in a more extensive manner, to already published commentaries or articles (it is also possible to directly comment on a specific text using the appropriate link on the website). Commentaries may sometimes be rather scholarly (see Oana Ciobanu's "British migration policy and activities of Romanian migrants in context"). It is not necessary for the editors of migraceonline.cz to agree with the views and opinions expressed in commentaries. However, we will not publish racist or other discriminatory commentaries.Reviews
This section contains reviews of new and older scholarly and popular social science literature dealing with migration, migration and integration policies and ethnicity as well as demographic developments, labour markets and social policies.Research reports
Research reports, studies and theses are published in full, abridged or in the form of annotation. Help us keep our research database up to date. Findings of your research will be made available to other scholars as well as the general public and any future research can build on yours. By publishing research findings, you are also promoting your work and home institution.Projects
This section contains projects implemented by NGOs in the Czech Republic as well as interesting and inspiring projects implemented abroad.Bulletin board: press releases, information and articles published on different websites
This section of the website features press releases of various institutions and organisations active in the field of migration plus notices, news and links to articles on different websites. If you have any relevant information, please send it.
Our portal is designed primarily for experts but it is not exclusively for established authors. We offer a great opportunity for you to attempt writing a scholarly text without facing the risk of simplistic editorial intervention so common in the mass media.
The following recommendations will help you write your first scholarly text:
Let yourself be inspired by published articles; your text can be a reaction to a specific article. We also welcome texts written by teams of authors.
The main page, bulletin board and media monitoring section contain information about latest events in the area of migration. If you have any additional information, please write at least a brief comment. Perhaps, you will start discussion and receive feedback regarding your arguments through an article written by a different author.
Since 2005, our editorial board regularly announces various themes. We welcome your contributions, especially if you have been following the given topic for some time. However, the specified themes may also inspire you to focus on a new topic.
Please email your text to firstname.lastname@example.org in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF). Font: Times New Roman, 12 points; line spacing: 1.2; margins: 2.5 cm top and bottom, 3 cm left and right. Do not insert page numbers. When citing, include references in the text body if possible [e.g. (Castles 2003)]. Place footnotes at the bottom of each page. Do not forget to list bibliography at the end of your text. Please be consistent in your bibliography format, e.g. as follows:
„... jak předvídal Gellner (2003) nebo také Renan (1882: 43)...“
„…tuto otázku si položilo mnoho autorů (Savage 2000; Scott 2005 a další).“
GELLNER, E. (2003 ). Nacionalismus. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury.
MORGAN, P. (2004). From a Death to a View: The Hunt for the Welsh past in the Romantic Period. In: E. Hobsbawm and T. Ranger, ed.: The Invention of Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Str. 43-101.
MUSTERD, S. (2003). „Segregation and integration: A contested relationship.“ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 29 (4): 623-641.
BARŠA, P. , BARŠOVÁ, A. (2006): „Česká republika jako přistěhovalecká země.“ Policy Paper. Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů. Dostupné na http://www.iir.cz/display.asp?ida=138 [navštíveno dne 21. 2. 2006].
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(4 sentences maximum) Annotation for "Ukrainian Labor Migrants - Visibility Through Stereotypes" by Olena Fedyuk:
The economic and social conditions in the sending society keep maintaining and reproducing high levels of migration from Ukraine. Using the example of a western Ukrainian town, Ivano-Frankivsk, the paper demonstrates how not only receiving but also sending societies shape their discourses on labour migrants without migrants' participation and that they do so in such a way that brings them benefits from the migration flow.
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We will contact you as soon as possible after receiving your text. If it meets the publishing criteria and standards of migraceonline.cz and if it matches our editorial policy, we will contact you to discuss editing of the text and its subsequent publication.