Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Remittances Review

Remittances Review is an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality and policy oriented research and scholarship on Remittances and Money Transfers. Remittances Review (RR) is published twice a year by Transnational Press London.
Please see the call for papers for Remittances Review here.

Remittances Review publishes policy-oriented research and scholarship from Economics, Accounting, Finance, Sociology, Politics, Anthropology, Geography, and Law, and welcomes interdisciplinary contributions. International remittances are expected to top $2 billion a day before 2020, with two-thirds flowing to developing countries. Remittances reduce poverty in families that receive them, and can stimulate economic growth in migrant-sending nations. Remittances Review seeks papers with micro and macro analyses of remittance impacts as well as papers dealing with the remittance infrastructure or how individuals send small sums over national borders. The Remittances Review includes research articles, debates, conversations/interviews, book reviews, opinion and viewpoints and letters. Remittances Review is a high quality outlet for scholarly exchange and follows a strict editorial review policy with double blind reviews.

The Remittances Review is a high quality outlet for scholarly exchange and follows a strict editorial review policy with double blind reviews. Remittances Review follows a strict editorial review policy with double blind reviewing and adhering to ethical publishing principles to ensure the Journal is included in indexes such as SSCI, SCOPUS, EBSCO and others without delay.

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Remittances Review offers an accessible venue for sound scholarship and research as well as reviews and debates, providing a forum for serious discussion and exchange among the researchers in the field and reaching out to a broader audience of students, professionals, and policy makers. Remittances Review maintains a fair balance between theoretical analyses, empirical studies and policy reviews. Critical and novel approaches and methods are particularly welcome.

Remittances Review is founded by a group of academics led by Ibrahim Sirkeci, Philip L. Martin, Jeffrey H. Cohen in 2015.

The abbreviated title of Remittances Review journal is: Remit. Rev.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editors
  • Jeffrey Cohen
  • Philip Martin
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue Articles

Editors
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Editors
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Opinions and Viewpoints

Editors
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Data/Survey Presentation

Editors
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Studies

Editors
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Editors
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Remittances Reviewfollows a double blind peer review policy. Articles submitted to the journal are screenedby the editorial team and then, if appropriate, sent to two reviewers. Finally, in the light of reviewercomments, the editorial team reaches a decision about publication. This decision is final.

Research Articles, Letters, Brief Communications, Case Studies, Reports, Analysis, Reviews, and Viewpoints are peer-reviewed. All forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors. Other contributions are not usually peer-reviewed.

All submitted manuscripts are read by our editorial staff. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent to reviewers. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are desk rejected without external review. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to two or more reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice.

Reviewers are welcome to recommend a particular course of action, but they should bear in mind that the other reviewers of a particular paper may have different technical expertise and/or views, and the editors may have to make a decision based on conflicting advice. The most useful reports, therefore, provide the editors with the information on which a decision should be based. Setting out the arguments for and against publication is often more helpful to the editors than a direct recommendation one way or the other.

Our editors evaluate the strength of the arguments raised by reviewers and by the authors, and may also consider other information not available to either party. Our primary responsibilities are to our readers and to the scientific community at large, and in deciding how best to serve them, we must weigh the claims of each paper against the many others also under consideration. Reviewers' criticisms are taken seriously, particularly the technical criticisms.

Remittances Reviewfollows the rules ofpublication ethicsto ensure academic objectivity and rigour of thejournal.

 

Publication Frequency

Remittances Review is published twice a year in May and October.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...