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SMMS 2024 : Submissions for Scholarly Migration and Mobility Symposium


When Oct 15, 2024 - Oct 15, 2024
Where Rostock, Germany
Submission Deadline May 25, 2024
Categories    migration   scholarly migration   sociology   demography

Call For Papers

Keynote speaker:
Prof. Vincent Larivière
Université de Montréal
Canada Research Chair in the Transformations of Scholarly Communication
UNESCO Chair in Open Science

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research invites submissions from researchers working on or interested in scholarly migration and mobility to attend a one-day symposium in Rostock on October 15, 2024. The symposium aims to promote lively exchange and collaboration among a group of interdisciplinary scientists (from areas such data science, scientometrics, demography, science of science, sociology, migration studies, and more) with interests related to scholarly migration and scientific mobility. We welcome submissions that use a broad set of methods and data. The use of the Scholarly Migration Database ( is particularly encouraged, but not required.

Some relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following ones:

- Analysis of scholarly migration patterns by country or region

- Analysis of scholarly migration patterns by academic age, gender, and other characteristics

- Policy effects on scholarly migration and mobility

- Analysis of collaboration networks and scholarly mobility

- Divergence in scholarly migration and mobility by field

- Complementary data sources to study migration of scholars (including surveys and registers)

- Decision-making process in the context of international and internal scholarly migration

- Patterns of scholarly migration over the life course

- The role of family dynamics and gender disparities for migration of scientists

- Differences and similarities of migration of the highly-skilled and scholars compared with the general population.

The Scholarly Migration and Mobility Symposium is organized in collaboration with the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Digital and Computational Demography Panel. Submissions must be in English and include a draft of the paper or an extended abstract (2-4 pages). In order to receive full consideration, submissions should be received by May 25, 2024 (12:00 am, CET). Notifications of the outcome will be sent out by the end of June 2024.

Link for submission:

Travel support: All selected presenters will be offered accommodation in Rostock for two nights (14-15 October 2024). A limited number of travel grants to subsidize the costs of flights and/or trains will be available for presenting students or early career scientists with high-quality submissions, and with demonstrated need for financial support.

Provided that there is enough interest from participants, we will consider making arrangements for a special issue of a highly reputable journal on the topic of scholarly migration and mobility.

More information: You can find more information on the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and the Scholarly Migration Database (SMD) by visiting the respective web pages.

For questions, please get in touch with Ebru Şanlıtürk (, Tom Theile (, or Aliakbar Akbaritabar (

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