(Updated: 2022/05/11)

About the journal

Basic Information


The Journal Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana - REMHU (ISSN 1980-8585; ISSN on-line 2237-9843) is a four months publication of the Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migratórios – CSEM, from the scalabrinian missionary sisters of São Carlos Borromeo. The journal publishes academic articles on original field or theoretical researches related to the migration theme and its diverse aspects.

The objective is to offer - to the academic world, intellectuals, migration policy makers and pastoral workers - an interdisciplinary analysis on themes associated to contemporary human mobility at an international level.

REMHU, based on the mission of CSEM, favors the circulation of knowledge and studies which support and promote human rights of individuals and groups in mobility.

Until December 2005, the CSEM Journal was published with the title “Scalabriniane nel mondo”. It was a biannual publication on the socio-pastoral work of the Missionary Sisters of San Carlos Borromeo, Scalabrinians at the service of migrants and refugees in different countries and realities.

From 2006, the CSEM started publishing the Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, REMHU with the current characteristics.

The abbreviated title of the journal is REMHU, Rev. Interdiscip. Mobil. Hum. (Impr.), which should be used in citations, footnotes, and references.



Indexed in

  • SciELO BRASIL, biblioteca eletrônica que abrange uma coleção selecionada de periódicos científicos brasileiros
  • Redalyc, Red de Revistas Cientificas de America Latina y el Caribe,España y Portugal. Impulsada por la UAEM para la difusión de la ciencia en acceso abierto.
  • DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals.
  • CLASE, base de datos bibliográfica creada en 1975 en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Dialnet, Hispanic scientific article library
  • BIBLAT, Latin American Bibliography
  • MIAR, Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals
  • LATINDEX, Regional Online Information System for Latin American, Caribbean, Spanish and Portuguese Scientific Journals


Intellectual Property and Sponsors


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.

REMHU is edited by the Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migratórios - CSEM, of Brasilia; e-mail: (csem@csem.org.br).

REMHU is financed by the Associação Educadora São Carlos/CSEM, by Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of São Carlos Borromeo - Scalabrinians, headquartered in Rome, Italy.




Editorial Board





 Editorial Assistant



Associated Editors



Editorial Comission


The editorial board of REMHU was chosen based on criteria of interdisciplinarity and internationality, in addition to the specific focus on Human Mobility and related topics.




Instructions to authors

Scope and Policy


The journal REMHU publishes national and international contributions (Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, and French) with the objective of making available interdisciplinary studies and in depth analysis about themes related to contemporary human mobility at an international level, such as, migrations, refugees, human trafficking, displaced persons, migration policies and legislation, assistance and monitoring of people in mobility, pastoral care, theology of migration, among others.

The Journal includes research articles, review articles, as well as communications, essay, discussions, pastoral reflections and book reviews on human mobility or similar themes.

Manuscripts are selected for publication based on: the relevance of the theme, the quality of the scientific methodology, the originality and consistency of the results, the analytical accuracy, the coherence of the conclusions, the pertinence, relevance and timeliness of the bibliography, and adequacy to the editorial guidelines and scope of the journal.

All the manuscripts submitted to the journal  are screened by the editor in chief, who initially examine the adequacy of the work to the editorial line and scope of the journal, as well as absences of plagiarism. The texts that pass through the screening are subsequently evaluated and reviewed  by two or more referees who are experts on the theme and do not have access to the authors name, which guarantees the anonymity of the entire revision process, except those previously made available in preprint servers. After that, the Editor will send the Editorial Decision. Manuscripts may be a) accepted, b) rejected, c) accepted with corrections or d) a new submission can be requested. The accepted manuscripts are then sent back to the authors for approval and for the inclusion of the necessary corrections. The authors should resend the paper with the necessary corrections and justify, in an attached letter, why, if be the case, they do not agree with the suggested corrections. The evaluation process, from submission to editorial decision, should not exceed 150 days.

The Journal adopts CopySpider to identify plagiarism.



Guidelines on Good Ethical Practices


REMHU, Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Mobility, aware of its academic and social responsibility as a scientific journal, affirms its commitment to ethics and the quality of its publications, from submission to publication of texts, according to the principles contained in the Codes of Ethics of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development.

The “Guidelines on Editor, Authors and Reviewers' Responsibilities”, “Identification of Malpractice” and “Guidelines for Action”are explained in detail in the REMHU Code of Ethics (see Publication Ethics | Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana (csem.org.br)).



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Types and structure of documents

The journal REMHU is divided into four sections, besides the Editorial.

EDITORIAL: It is written in Portuguese and English by the Editor-in-Chief or an invited researcher.

DOSSIER: this section is written on a specific theme related to migration at an international level. This section is composed by research articles and review articles that offer different academic perspectives on the subject and, depending on the case, may include sociological, psychological, anthropological, demographical, ethnological, juridical, statistical, theological, and pastoral approaches, among others.
The manuscripts should have between 35 and 45 thousand characters with spaces, including the abstract (up to 150 words) and keywords (3 to 5) in the original language of the article, the abstract and keywords in English, besides information about the author(s) academic background.

ARTICLES: this section includes research articles and review articles on any theme related to the universe of human mobility.
The manuscripts should have between 35 and 45 thousand characters with spaces, including the abstract (up to 150 words) and keywords (3 to 5) in the original language of the article, the abstract and keywords in English, besides information about the author(s) academic background.

REPORTS AND REFLECTIONS: the third section, "Reports and reflections", includes communications, essays, discussions, and case reports on the phenomenon of migration and the socio-pastoral service to migrants and refugees.
The texts should have up to 20 thousand characters with spaces, without abstract, but with the final bibliography.

REVIEWS: this last section includes critical reviews of recent publications on topics related to migration. The texts, in addition to summarizing the works, must introduce new knowledge and stimulate discussions on the subject.

The manuscripts, with up to 7,000 characters with spaces, should include the complete bibliographical reference to the cited work, the final bibliography, besides information about the author's academic background.



Submission Preparation Checklist


As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

1) The contribution must be original, unpublished, and should not have been submitted to or published in another journal or elsewhere.
- The following papers are not considered original: those fully or partially published online; parts of thesis or dissertations; texts already published in another language; and texts published as scientific conference proceedings, except when they have been substantially improved due to posterior debates and studies – in this case, please inform the Editor during submission through "Comments to the Editor": Editor shall decide on the acceptance of the article.
- It is allowed to send a previously published manuscript on a Preprint Platform (preprints.scielo.org, SocArXiv, and SSRN), provided they have not been submitted to peer review in another journal simultaneously. In this case, the author will need to communicate it to the editors at the time of submission, complete and attach the Open Science Compliance SciELO-Preprints form with the files submitted for evaluation and must inform their online location (link, DOI etc.). The manuscript is also submitted for peer review.

2) The text file:
- should discuss themes related to migrations, refugees, and similar topics.
- is written in Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, or French.
- should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, with no identification of the authors, guaranteeing anonymity.
- must have a maximum of 3 (three) authors, who should have at least a master's degree for the sections "Dossiers" and "Articles". Papers from master's students may be accepted as long as they have been jointly written with PhDs. The author submitting the article confirms that the co-authors are aware of the submission. After submission, the inclusion or exclusion of co-authors will not be accepted.

3) The paper submitted to the sections "Articles" and "Dossiers" should include, both in the original language and in English: 1) title; 2) abstract up to 150 words; and 3) 3 to 5 keywords.

4) A separate page, also in Microsoft Word format, should be uploaded, including: 1) the title of the paper in the original language and in English; 2) the name(s) of the author(s) (in the case of more than one author, please order the names according to the level of contribution to the study); and 3) information about the author(s) (profession, affiliation, academic title, mailing address, and e-mail); 4) ORCID of all authors.

5) The paper should follow the style and reference guidelines described in “General guidelines for manuscript submission”.


1) General guidelines for manuscript submission

Manuscript format: simple space, A4, Times New Roman, font size 12.
Manuscript size: between 35,000 and 45,000 characters with spaces for the articles in the sections "Dossier" and "Articles" (including Abstract in original language and in English, footnotes, and up to one page with references); between 10 and 20 thousand characters with spaces for the section "Reports and Reflections"; and up to 7,000 characters with spaces for the section "Reviews".

Tables: should be included in the body of text, numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers, with indication of reference and/or authorship. For formatting, the graphics should also be sent in Excel.

Graphics: should follow the same guidelines as for tables. For formatting, the graphics should also be sent in Excel.

Figures, photos, and illustrations: should be sequentially numbered with Arabic numbers and sent in as separate, high-resolutionfiles.
On the first occurrence of an acronym or an abbreviation, please spell out the full term first. Do not use acronyms or abbreviations in the abstract or in the title of the article.

2) References in the body of text
Citations in the body of text should be made by the author-date.
In indirect citations use author's name ( Author's Last Name, full name) (or entity responsible) and year of publication. If there is more than one work by the same author in the same year, use a, b, c immediately after the date. If the author's name is already mencioned in a sentence, include only the date in parentheses.
e.g.:  (Balibar,2012, p. 12-14)
e.g.:  (IBGE, 2014a, p. 10)
e.g.:  “...na opinião de Mezzadra (2015)”

In citations of references with two authors, indicate the Surnames separated by a comma (,) and the year of publication. Use semi-colon (;) to separate more source.
e.g..:  (Durand, Massey,  2001)
e.g..:  (Sayad 1986; Castles, Miller 2012)

In citations of references with more than two authors, put the, Author's Last Name of the first author, followed by the expression “et al. ” and the year of publication.
e.g.:  (Zanini et al., 2017).

Direct quotations with up to 3 lines must be placed in the body of the text, between double quotation marks ("..."), no italics, with (, Author's Last Name, year and page).
e.g.:  ... “è doveroso distinguere il concetto di globalizzazione tra progetto político e processo economico” (  Castles, Miller, 2012, p. 79).

Direct citations with more than 3 lines should be placed in a separate paragraph (with 2 cm indent), no quotation marks, no italic, with (, Author's Last Name, year and page).

All referenced works should be listed in the references.

3) References at the end of the article
Should come at the end of the article. Include only the references of the authors mentioned in the text, in alphabetical order by last name. In case of more than one reference of the same author, list works in order of year of publication (oldest first). In cases where there are several works of the same author and year of publication, assign lowercase letters after the year of publication (a, b, c, etc.).

Book: AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, first name. Title (in italics): subtitle. Place of publication: Publisher, publication year.
e.g.:  BAGGIO, Marileda. Entre dois mundos: a Igreja no pensar e no agir de Giovanni Battista Scalabrini. Brasília: CSEM, 2011.

Chapter of a book: AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, first name. Title of chapter: subtitle. In: EDITOR LAST NAME, first name. Title (in italics): subtitle. Place of publication: Publisher, publication year, first and last pages of the cited chapter.
e.g.:  LUSSI, Carmem. Atendimento à população migrante: por uma abordagem integral. In: NETO, Helion Povoa; SANTOS, Miriam de Oliveira; PETRUS, Regina (orgs.). Migrações: rumos, tendências e desafios. Rio de Janeiro: PoloBooks, CRV, 2016, p. 477-496.

Articles from journals/periodicals: AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, first name. Title of the article: subtitle. Journal/periodical title (in italics), volume (v.), issue (n.), and pages of the article, publication year.
e.g.:  BAENINGER, Rosana. Racismo e sua negação: o caso dos migrantes bolivianos em São Paulo. Travessia, v. XXIV, n. 68, p. 49-62, 2011.

Dissertations and theses: AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, first name . Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis). Academic institution, Place of publication, Year.
e.g.:  DIAS, Guilherme Mansur. Migração e crime: desconstrução das políticas de segurança e tráfico de pessoas (Tese de doutorado). Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Campinas, 2014.

Paper presented at conferences: AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, first name. Title of communication. In: Event name. City, date.
E.g.:  KREUTZ, Lúcio. Identidade étnica e processo escolar. In: XXII Encontro Anual da ANPOCS. Caxambú, 27 a 31 de Outubro de 1998.

Online text: AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, first name Title. Additional information, dd.mm.yyyy. Available at:  <URL>. Accessed  dd.mm.yyyy.
e.g.:  SANTIN, Terezinha. Fórum Social Mundial das Migrações. 2012. Available at: <http://www.csem.org.br/evento/644-forum-social-mundial-das-migracoes>. Accessed : 17.12.2012.

Newspaper articles: Title. Newspaper name. City, dd.mm.yyyy. Available at: <URL>. Accessed : dd.mm.yyyy.
e.g.: Migrazioni, i viaggi disperati: una panoramica del cambiamento nei flussi misti verso l'Europa. La Repubblica. Roma, 11.04.2011. Available at: http://www.repubblica.it/solidarieta/immigrazione/2018/04/11/news/migrazioni-193574412/. Accessed: 15.05.2018.

Research data: AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, first name. Title of research data. Qualifier [dataset]. dd.mm.yyyy. Data repository, version. Electronic identifier, link.
E.g.: ANDRADE, Márcio. Estudo de genes em ratos albinos na América Latina [dataset].20 jan. 2018. Open Science Framework (OSF). NR_109833.1. http://dx.doi.org/10.15090/012345620187214.

E.g.: MACHADO, Igor J. R. Espacialidades precárias dos refugiados no Brasil. preprints.scielo.org [Preprint], 2020. [Submitted 2020-09-09 - Posted 2020-09-14; cited 2020-10-09]. Disponível em e/ou Doi: https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.1198.



Research Data Sharing


From the perspective of valuing Open Science, REMHU encourages the deposit of research data in Data Repositories that provide DOI. We recommend the use of SciELO Data, a multidisciplinary repository for deposit, preservation and dissemination of research data, linked to Dataverse, of which REMHU is part since 2022. However, other repositories are also accepted by the journal, including:

Havard Dataverse;

USP's scientific data repository.

By research data we mean "factual records, which may take the form of numbers, symbols, text, images or sounds, used as primary sources for research, and that are commonly accepted in the research community as necessary to validate research findings" (Griffith University). We therefore encourage the sharing (open or closed), citation, and referencing of data, code, and materials underlying the article and used in the design and conduct of the research (research design, software, program codes, scripts, algorithms, methodologies, field notebooks, questionnaires, audios or videos, photographs, ppt presentations, and others).

Data sharing should occur after the acceptance of the article.  In some cases, REMHU may request access to the databases of the submitted article during the evaluation of the manuscript.

For data sharing at SciELO Data please refer to the Guide for the deposit of research data, produced by the SciELO team.

If research data is made available in repositories, include the citation in the reference list (see Submission Guidelines).

REMHU also requests the completion of the Open Science Compliance Form - SciELO (model in the link) and its inclusion at the time of manuscript submission.

The concepts and declarations contained in the manuscripts published in REMHU  are of total responsibility of the authors.



Send of the manuscripts


Manuscripts should be submitted online at: http://www.csem.org.br/remhu.

There are no fees for submission and evaluation of articles.



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E-mail: remhu@csem.org.br