Call for Papers

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The Migration Conference 2022 Call for Papers | 7 to 10 September 2022

Submission Deadline: 1 April 2022


For Abstract Submissions click here.

Call for papers for Special Sessions and Special Issues and Edited Books

On behalf of The Migration Conference Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to the 10th conference in the series which hosted by the Faculty of Law, Economic and Social Sciences Agdal of Mohammad V University, Rabat, Morocco and organised by AMERM (l’Association Marocaine d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Migrations) and IBBS (International British Business School, UK) from 7 to 10 September 2022. The Conference is a forum for discussion where experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policymakers working in the field of migration are encouraged to exchange their knowledge and experiences in a friendly and frank environment.

The conference is organised in thematic streams of parallel sessions focusing on migration, migrant populations, diasporas, migration policies, labour migrations, refugees, economic impacts, remittances as well as non-migrants and the wider impact of human mobility on sending, transit and receiving societies. The scientific programme of TMCs usually comprises invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations, exhibitions and workshops. The conference hosts about 80 parallel sessions and several distinguished keynote speakers joining us in intriguing plenary sessions.

The conference venue is in central Rabat and within easy access to the airport and main attractions in the City.

We are expecting an interesting and highly motivating meeting and would be happy if you participated in this conference.

Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci (Chair) and Prof Mohamed Khachani (Co-Chair)
On behalf of The Migration Conference 2022 Executive Team and Committee


Author Guidelines

All papers presented at the conference must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another conference. Structured abstracts (up to 500 words) are invited for submission.

Structured long abstracts should state clearly the objectives, referring to relevant literature, methods, results and conclusions of the work, and should be no more than 500 words in length.
Up to 5-6 key references cited in the abstract can be given and these are not included in the word count.

  • A maximum of 500 words excluding references.
  • Microsoft Word documents only
  • A4-page formatted
  • 2.5cm margins on all sides
  • Single spaced
  • 12-point Times Roman font (the title, which must be 14-point Times Roman).

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS BOOKS: You are NOT required to submit full short papers until after the conference (Deadline: 31 October 2022). Full conference proceedings papers are required to be short and should include a 100 words abstract and be maximum of 2000 words inclusive. It must state clearly the objectives, justification, literature review, data and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, and reference list. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FULL PAPER TEMPLATE HERE.

There will be a limited number of poster sessions too.


  • These must be in PowerPoint format and have a maximum file size of 10Mb
  • Posters should be A1 format and printed on a single panel
  • The text should be around 25 points, with main headings no smaller than 36 points
  • Please avoid overloading your posters as cluttered posters are difficult to follow and extra space allows to highlight key points.

Special Sessions/Panels
Session proposals should be emailed to the conference committee at
Please try to be brief and identify potential or agreed presenters for your session.

For a List of Topics (Not exhaustive) – please see the Conference Tracks page.



You may wish to use this powerpoint presentation template for your conference paper. Revise it as you wish. Looking forward to seeing your presentation at the conference.
Good Presentation Guide:
For online conference presentation guidelines, please see various pages and do your own search as etiquette digital conferences have been built as we speak. Few sources are:

Presentation guidelines for the physical venue:

– When you arrive at the Conference venue ask for TMC reception/registration desk and check-in by signing against your name on the registration lists. If you are a special rate registrant such as student, you may be asked to show evidence of that status.
– Go to the room where you will present about 5 minutes ago and introduce yourself to the session chair before the session kicks off.

– If you are using powerpoint, make sure you bring it on a clean USB stick and upload it onto the computer in the room before the session starts.
– If you need help or have a problem ask our volunteers. They wear different colour lanyards and often t-shirts. There are dozens of volunteers helping us in the organisation and many of them are from the host institution. They are there to help us but please do treat them with respect. Being nice always pays off.
– Sessions are usually 80-90 minutes long and this time is divided between 4 or 5 speakers. Therefore prepare your talk/presentation to be no more than 15 minutes and leave about 5 minutes for discussion.
– Crowded slides with a lot of quotes and text are less likely to be noticed by audiences. Please do try to prepare easy to follow slides with few key information/graphics to alert the audience. Don’t forget you are there to explain.

– You need no more than 10-15 slides to get your paper and ideas across. This is practically as much you can do. So prepare less.
– The length of your talk needs to be flexible as there can be delays and issues to tackle, so plan ahead and decide which slides to skip, in case you have to.
– Thank your session chair and the audience at the end of your presentation. Academic conferences are collaborative events to help the field progress. Audiences give feedback and play a sounding board role and often help us to improve our work.

– Thank you for paying attention to our guidelines.


Publication Opportunities:
Papers presented at the Migration Conferences are considered for regular and special issues in peer-reviewed international journals including Migration LettersBorder CrossingRemittances Review, and Göç Dergisi as well as being invited to edited book projects. You can inspect here the books and journals published by Transnational Press London.

Full proceedings papers are required to be short and should include a 100 words abstract and be maximum 2000 words inclusive. It must state clearly the objectives, justification, literature review, data and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, and reference list. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FULL PAPER TEMPLATE HERE

Other author guidelines for full papers to be submitted to journals after the conference can be found via the following links:


Submissions for this conference were closed on 2022-04-15.

The Migration ConferenceThe Migration Conference is organised by Migration Letters in collaboration with host institutions. The Migration Conference is a trade mark of Transnational Press London Ltd., a company registered in England and Wales, No. 8771684.

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