Announcements

Refuge has moved to APA style citation with bibliography and minimal use of footnotes in order to facilitate better indexing by research databases.  Please ensure that all new submissions conform to APA style referencing.  The first issue that will be published using APA style will be Issue 37.1 to be published in Fall/Winter 2020. 

  • New (Special) Issue, 36.2, Refugee Children, Status, and Educational Attainment: A Comparative Lens, now published!

    2020-12-21

    Guest editors: Maha Shuayb and Maurice Crul

    For more news (including a preview of our upcoming general issue 37.1), please also view the Refuge December newsletter (all past issues of our newsletter can be found if you click on the menu item "Announcements" and then the drop-down menu "Newsletter")!

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  • Call for Papers: Refuge in the Time of Pandemic

    2020-11-07

    Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees is issuing an open call for submissions on the theme of “Refuge in the Time of Pandemic.”

    We are very aware that refugees and other migrants are facing even greater challenges at this time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From lack of masks and physical distancing options in detention facilities and camps to border closures and halted resettlement programmes to a wide range of other serious and pressing issues, the situations confronting displaced persons around the world - already dire - have become even more urgent. At the same time, we continue to see incredible mobilization by migrants and their supporters around the globe in response, reminding us not only of their resiliency, creativity and determination in the face of adversity but of the continued need to document and analyse these issues in order to address the needs of today and lay stronger foundations for tomorrow.

    We are interested in two broad types of submissions: 

    a. shorter research notes (max 2,500 words) aimed at identifying important dynamics, issues and trends, and thereby helping to shape the broader research agenda; and 

    b. longer research papers (max. 7,500 words) that adhere to the standard criteria of scholarly contributions to the field.

    In issuing this Call for Papers, we welcome submissions on a broad range of themes and from a diverse range of experiences and perspectives. We especially welcome contributions of authors from the Global South as well as both refugee support workers and other frontline practitioners (e.g., health workers).

    Authors are encouraged to submit an initial abstract (by emailing it to us at refuge@yorku.ca) to signal their intentions.

    Alternatively, authors can submit an already fully developed work. Please submit longer research papers through our regular online submission system at https://refuge.journals.yorku.ca/.

    We would like to begin including submissions in Refuge in early 2021 but we recognize that there are still difficulties in the ability of many potential contributors to undertake scholarly work, including peer review, due to COVID. 

    The range of questions that we seek to answer through this Call for Papers is broad, and includes but is not limited to:

    • How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected refugees and other displaced persons, refugee support agencies, and state approaches towards protection?
    • How has COVID-19 affected the mobilization of refugees and practices of refugee support workers?
    • How has COVID-19 affected how refugees and other displaced persons are portrayed (e.g. have been gendered, racialized) and addressed through state policies and media representation?
    • How has the pandemic affected the ability to research, understand and address contemporary protection challenges, as well as the focus of such research?

    Deadline: Ongoing

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  • Refuge 36.1 New Issue and COVID-19

    2020-04-27

    On behalf of the editorial team at Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, I am pleased to announce that our most current issue, 36.1, has just been published. The issue may be accessed here:
    https://refuge.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/refuge/issue/view/2322

    While we are excited to publish this new issue of Refuge, we are very aware that refugees and other migrants are facing even more challenges at this time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From lack of masks and physical distancing options in detention facilities and camps to border closures and halted resettlement programmes to a wide range of other serious and pressing issues, the situations facing displaced persons around the world - already dire - have become even more challenging. At the same time, we continue to see incredible mobilization by migrants and their supporters around the globe in response, reminding us not only of their resiliency, creativity and determination in the face of adversity but of the continued need to document and analyse these issues in order to address the needs of today and lay the foundations for tomorrow.

    Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees is aware that some authors and peer reviewers may have difficulties in meeting their original deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you find that you need more time, please let us know and we will work with you to determine a more suitable due date. We also ask authors in the system to please be patient as there may well be delays in either the peer review and/or publication process due to COVID-19 related issues. We will do our best to keep people apprised of any relevant developments as they unfold.

    Dagmar Soennecken, Editor-in-Chief / Rédactrice-en-chef
    Christopher G. Anderson and Pierre-André Thériault, Co-editors/Co-rédacteurs
    Kathryn Barber, Managing Editor / Coordinatrice à l’édition
    Raluca Bejan, Book Review Editor / Rédactrice des comptes rendus

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