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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Special Issue CfP on "Innovations and New Discoveries in International Migration Psychology"

02.06.2020, by Tina Keil in call for papers

International Journal of Psychology
Submission deadline: September 15th, 2020

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Despite new challenges that have been shaking the world during the last year, international migration remains one of the central issues of modern civilization (e.g., Tepepa, 2020). In 2019, 272 million individuals worldwide were international migrants, representing more than a 175% increase over 1990 levels. This Special Issue aims to bring together a set of papers focused on the psychological processes related to international migration (or immigration). We aim to reveal the experiences of migrants related to both their emigration from the country of origin (e.g., studies on motivation for emigration) and adjustment in the receiving country (e.g., studies on psychological well-being and identities of immigrants). Our goal for this special issue is to showcase recent theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances in the research on migration psychology. Specifically, we are looking for articles presenting new theories and conceptual models or applying theories from other areas of psychology that previously have not been used in migration research. We are also looking for studies applying new methods of data collection to migration research (e.g., experience sampling method design and big data text analysis). Finally, we are looking for studies applying innovative methods of statistical analysis (e.g., network analysis) to migration psychology.

In this special issue, we particularly welcome articles that focus on less frequently studied groups, such as refugees, unaccompanied minors, migrants from more developed countries, returning migrants, migrating professionals, and migrating ethnic minorities. Importantly, we are also interested in articles that focus on the receiving population; e.g., studies on opinions regarding immigration policy, positive and negative contacts with immigrants, and integration of immigrants in different spheres of life in the new country (e.g., industry, education, and health system). We are especially interested in research that focuses on the interaction between immigrants and locals in non-western countries.


Please email an abstract (no more than 500 words) for your proposed submission by September 15th, 2020, to the Special Issue Editor, Eugene (Evgeny) Tartakovsky ( Abstracts will be reviewed by the editor, and potential contributors will be selected based on the originality and rigor of the work, the overall diversity of topics, and the fit to the general theme of the Special Issue. Authors who are selected to develop full manuscripts will be notified by October 1st and will be given four months to submit their full manuscripts. Full manuscripts will follow the IJP submission guidelines and review process.

For further information concerning the Special Issue, please contact Eugene Tartakovsky by email. For information concerning the International Journal of Psychology, visit the website at or contact the Editor-in-Chief, Abigail Gewirtz at