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Welcome to TMCIS

Publish with Us

The Centre for Immigration and Settlement (TMCIS) accepts submissions to any of our three series for publication as Working Papers, Research Briefs, or Researcher Highlight pieces. These series are produced jointly in partnership with the CERC in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University.

There is no requirement for formal affiliation with the TMCIS, the CERC in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University, or any academic institution in order to submit a paper for publication. We will consider submissions from students, faculty, and community members for any of our three publication series.

Submissions are reviewed prior to publishing. The suitability of your paper for publication will ultimately depend on the content of your submission and is up to the discretion of the TMCIS and the CERC in Migration and Integration editors and the independent reviewers. 

We also accept feedback and ideas for future publications and series. If you would like to see a particular topic or issue addressed in a publication, please send us your ideas, and you will be acknowledged for your contributions.

 (word file) Guidelines for formatting your paper are available, and information about plagiarism and self-plagiarism can be found in 'Appendix A' of Toronto Metropolitan University’s  (PDF file) Academic Integrity policy.

TMCIS and the CERC in Migration and Integration have an open access policy, meaning that our publications are freely available to the public. Publishing with the TMCIS and the CERC in Migration and Integration is an excellent outlet for sharing your work with a larger audience to achieve a bigger impact for your research or commentary. The review process also offers a valuable opportunity to enhance the quality and clarity of your writing and further develop your ideas.


Papers submitted to the Working Papers, Research Briefs, and Spotlight on Migration series are in-progress, pre-publication versions of authors’ work, in various stages of completion. As a scholarly exercise, to the benefit of the authors’ work, and the integrity of the series, the papers are subject to a review process. Authors may be asked to make adjustments to their papers in response to reviewers’ feedback. However, publishing a paper as part of the Working Papers, Research Briefs, or  Researcher Highlight series does not preclude publication elsewhere. The authors retain the copyright of the papers.

Individuals may download papers posted on the TMCIS website for personal use; however, downloading papers for any other activity, including reposting on other websites, is prohibited without the written consent of the authors. Papers in the Working Papers, Research Briefs, or Researcher Highlight series may be cited without seeking written permission from the authors.

It is the responsibility of the authors to know and inform TMCIS or the CERC in Migration and Integration if a paper needs to be removed from the TMCIS website. 

 Please contact us with any questions about TMCIS and CERC in Migration and Integration publications. 

Submit a Paper for Review

If you think that your work is suitable for publication as a Working Paper, Research Brief, or Researcher Highlight piece, please submit a .docx file for review. 

A member of the TMCIS team will contact you as soon as possible to outline the next steps in the review process.

Please include only .doc or .docx files

(Note: First draft submissions do not need to adhere to formatting  (word file) guidelines). 


TMCIS occupies space in the traditional and unceded territory of nations including the Anishnaabeg, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and territory which is also now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This territory is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, as well as the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas.