Nordic Migration Research (NMR) is a membership-based organisation of individuals and institutions conducting or using research related to different aspects of international migration.

About us

NJMR – Nordic Journal of Migration Research

The Nordic Journal of Migration Research (NJMR) publishes theoretical and empirical analyses of migration, including themes such as nationalism and transnationalism, ethnic relations and racism, border practices and belonging. The journal gives priority to Nordic issues, but publishes articles also from other geographical contexts and is open to different methodological approaches.

NJMR was founded in 2011 by the Nordic Migration Research (NMR). It is a continuation of the Norwegian Journal of Migration Research (2000–2009) and the Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration (2006–2010). NJMR is a double-blind peer-reviewed and open access international journal that is free of cost for authors and readers alike. It is financed through a NOP-HS Publication Grant, ETMU support and NMR membership fees.

Kindly note that publisher of the Nordic Journal of Migration Research (NJMR) will change. For transfer period starting from 12.2.2020, until the new website with the new publisher (Helsinki University Press) is running, the authors should submit any new/revised articles by sending them directly to the Journal’s e-mail address:


Join us

NMR has two types of memberships, institutional membership and individual membership.

Institutional Membership is open for institutions wanting to support the work of NMR. This support enables the NMR to run the Nordic Journal of Migration Research and other activities. In exchanged for our gratitude, these institutions are displayed on our webpage, in our conferences and in our journal.

Individual membership is biannual and acquired when participating in our conference, the Nordic Migration Research Conference, as a paying participant.

The 20th Nordic Migration Research Conference, 12 ̶ 14 August, 2020, University of Helsinki, Finland

The 20th Nordic Migration Research conference and the 17th ETMU conference will be organized jointly at the University of Helsinki, Finland, in August 12 ̶ 14, 2020, under the theme of Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration. The conference aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform for discussions in which the colonial/racial past and present (coloniality) are seen as relevant for how diasporic communities, racialized minorities and Indigenous Peoples are encountered and acted upon in the Nordic societies, as well as how these communities resist, question, resurgence, organize themselves and seek for alternative horizons beyond hierarchies.

Organized by: Nordic Migration Research (NMR), Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU), Migration Institute of Finland (MIF), Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN).

The call for papers is open until February 29, 2020

More information

The next General Assembly of the NMR will take place on Friday 14 August, 2020 at 13:45-14:15 at the University of Helsinki (Porthania I). The agenda for the meeting, along with the list of candidates for the NMR board as suggested by the election committee will be announced thirty days before the meeting. Welcome!

Upcoming activities