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(as drafted at the joint meeting of Executive Committee and Editorial Board, Nov. 18, 2013)

Presentation of the Journal

REMI (European Journal of International Migration), created in 1985, is an international multidisciplinary refereed scientific journal, specialized in the field of international migration. Its purpose is to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge on migratory phenomena in the world and publish original texts in French and English (articles, research notes, reading notes, proceedings of scientific events, book reviews). It publishes four issues a year. Submitted articles are reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers, either members of the committees or external specialists.

The journal is published at the University of Poitiers, under the responsibility of the Management Committee, which delegates this function to the Director(s) of the journal. The Editor, legally in charge of the journal, is the President of the University of Poitiers.

The headquarters of the journal are located in the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société (House of Social & Human Sciences) in Poitiers.

Management of REMI

The day-to-day running of the journal is the responsibility of four complementary bodies.

The Editors

The editor(s) of the journal is (are) co-opted from the Executive Committee and Editorial Board. The term of office shall be four years, renewable. The editor’s responsibility is to supervise the publication of each issue, to arbitrate in such decisions as relate to the editorial and scientific organization of the publication. They summon and chair two to three meetings a year of the Executive Committee and Editorial Board. They represent the journal in various public meetings and events. Technical and administrative matters are the responsibility of the Editorial Secretary.

The Editorial Board

It is in charge of editorial policy definition and academic scope control. It decides on issue content, nominates experts to review submitted papers, makes final decisions on each issue on the basis of the advice given and identifies contributors according to the topics and themes they wish to promote. Its members, on the basis on their areas of expertise, are the guarantors of published texts. It entrusts the follow-up of each issue to two coordinators, at least one of whom belongs to one or more of the journal committees. Coordinators are in charge of reviewing the articles in the issue and liaising with the authors in conjunction with the Editor(s).

The Board is composed of fifteen to twenty academics or researchers representing the various disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, and is enlarged or renewed by co-optation upon the proposal of the Executive Committee. Should one of the members remain idle for a prolonged period of time (e.g. failing to participate in meetings for more than three years or failing to initiate journal issues), his or her position on the Committee will be considered vacant.

The Foreign Correspondents

They form a network of experts in migration issues associated with the journal. They assist the Editorial Board in the collection and assessment of submitted papers. They collaborate with the journal, offering articles, scientific squibs or book reviews and provide information on the development of research in their countries. They are co-opted by the Executive Committee and Editorial Board.