Call for Articles: Modern Migration: Breaking Mental Borders

Call for Articles

Modern Migration: Breaking Mental Borders

Submission deadline: 31.7.2017

The notion of national borders is commonly seen as geographical boundaries that protect culture, language, land rights, and the well-being of those who live within. However, according to a UN study, the number of people living outside their birth place borders is growing faster than the world’s population, with over 244 million people living abroad. As a result of globalisation, these numbers are expected to increase as a result of a growing need for many to find work, study, or flee from war-torn areas. It appears that national borders are more permeable today than ever.  Will the concept of borders known in the past change as it adapts to this new trend? Perhaps in the digital age issues surrounding migration is a matter of mental borders needing to be examined. And, by attempting to break mental borders, can some measure of world peace be gained?

Modern Migration: Breaking Mental Borders is calling for papers that address the conference theme. Authors are expected to show an awareness of international perspectives concerning migration and its effects on both those who migrate and host country citizens. The key issues in paper submission acceptance are high quality research and writing on a theme which has international relevance. Research is not restricted to university scholars; rather a mix between theoretical and practical matters concerning various areas of migration is aimed for. Only original, unpublished work will be considered for the book.

Articles submitted by Modern Migration Conference presenters will be treated with priority.

Modern Migration: Breaking Mental Borders will be published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, a company that markets and distributes their books worldwide (i.e., Amazon, Blackwell, Baker & Taylor, YBP and Ingram, and academic libraries). Authors will maintain the copyrights on their articles. For more information see

Submission guidelines

  • Deadline for submissions: 31.7.2017.
  • Full articles papers should be submitted to
  • Submissions must be saved as a Word document (.doc or .docx extension). PDF, ZIP files, .rar files, or online files will not be accepted.
  • Please write: Article for MMBook submission_Your last name in the email subject line.

Paper guidelines

  • Articles should not exceed 10,000 words (excluding the appendices and references).
  • Abstract: each paper should include an abstract of no more than 500 words.
  • Technical terms should be explained.
  • Acronyms should be written out at their first appearance. Please keep the use of acronyms to a minimum.
  • The APA style should be followed when citing references, e.g., (Johnson, 2011). Follow this link for more information:
  • A zero-tolerance on plagiarism is enforced. Proper citing of sources is expected (see previous point).
  • Only original, unpublished work is accepted.


  • Only articles written in English will be accepted. It is expected that authors will submit carefully written and proofread material.
  • Authors are expected to submit manuscripts that contain proper spelling, grammatical and syntactical formulations. If help is required, please consider an editing service. Either British or American English can be used. Consistency with the kind of English used is expected.


  • Papers should be formatted in A4 size (21 x 29.7 cm, or 8.3 x 11.7 inches) with 2.54 cm, or 1-inch margins on all 4 sides.
  • Do not include any headers or footers.
  • Do not use page numbers.
  • Title of article: centered, Arial 16 font, bold.
  • Authors’ names should be placed under the title, centered.
  • Abstract: Arial, 12 font. No paragraph indentation.
  • Body of article should be typed with Times New Roman, 12 font.
  • Paper sections (e.g., Abstract, Introduction, Method, etc.) should be centered.
  • The body of the text should be set at single spacing, including the space between paragraphs.
  • New paragraphs should be indented.
  • Do not set extra spacing to avoid widows and orphans.
  • Set for flush left and ragged right.
  • Do not insert page breaks.
  • Use endnotes but not footnotes.
  • Tables and figures should be embedded in the text it they correspond to.
  • Tables and figures labeling: place description under the tables/figures, and number accordingly; use 10 font.
  • Numbering: papers can number sections as desired. Please only number up to 3 tier: 1.0; 1.1; 1.1.1.
  • Pictures may be used, but limited to 5 per article.

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