Open Access

In 2013, Refuge transitioned to an open-access policy, whereby all current and archived issues are available free of charge through our website. All archived issues can be accessed through the Archives page.

This policy is motivated by a desire to make high-quality research available to a broader audience outside of academic institutions in the global North, including readers who may not have access to academic libraries, including practitioners, people in situations of forced migration, and readers from the global south. By making our full archives widely available and accessible, Refuge underscores its history and unique leadership position in the field of refugee studies as one of the oldest journals in the field. This accessibility also facilitates the ability of scholars to widely cite articles of Refuge, thereby increasing our global academic impact.

Publication Fees

We do not charge article submission or processing fees (APCs).