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The Migration Conference 2021 Call for Papers6 to 10 JULY 2021 | WILL BE HELD ONLINE 

Submission (extended) Deadline: 26 February 2021 

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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 9th conference in the series which will take place online and hosted by Ming-Ai Institute, London, United Kingdom from 6 to 10 July 2021. 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 London and within easy access to five airports and main train stations in the City.

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

We are looking forward to seeing you at TMC2021 London in July 2021!

Ibrahim Sirkeci (Chair) and Chungwen Li (Co-Chair)
On behalf of The Migration Conference 2021 Executive Team and Committee

Submission 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: 15 August 2021). Full conference 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.

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