Writing for FMR

New to writing for FMR? You can watch a recording of a webinar on 'Writing for FMR' on our Youtube channel.


Thank you for your interest in writing for Forced Migration Review (FMR).

This page provides a short introduction plus links to three important guidance documents:


We welcome articles on any aspect of contemporary forced migration – that is, relating to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), asylum seekers and stateless people. We do not have the capacity to consider articles on other aspects of international migration; your article must focus on forced migration/forcibly displaced people.

Please note that we are not currently accepting offers of general articles (that is, on subjects other than our feature themes listed here). Sign up for our alerts to be notified when we are next accepting offers of general articles.

Each issue of FMR has a major feature theme and usually either a secondary feature or a section of ‘general’ articles on other displacement-related topics. Calls for articles for future themes, including submission deadlines, are online. If you wish to submit a ‘general’ article (that is, an article on a topic other than one of our feature themes), please visit our forthcoming page to check if we are currently accepting general articles. 

FMR is a magazine rather than an academic journal, and aims to publish short, accessible articles oriented towards policy and practice. Articles will usually do one or more of the following:

  • debate different approaches to working with displaced people and new developments in the field of forced migration
  • review experience of a particular project, programme or context, drawing out lessons with wider (local, regional or global) implications
  • convey the results and implications of practice/policy-oriented research
  • provide a forum for displaced people to share their experiences and insights with programme/policy implications