ISSN 1980-8585 printed version
ISSN 2237-9843 on-line version



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The journal includes academic and unpublished articles resulting from original field or theoretical researches, research reports, social and pastoral reflections, interviews, book reviews, and summaries of thesis and dissertations on human mobility and similar themes.

The submitted paper 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.

REMHU does not accept manuscripts which have already been published or submitted simultaneously to another periodical; manuscripts already fully or partially published online; parts of theses and dissertations; texts published as scientific conference proceedings.

Manuscripts are selected for publication based on: the relevance of the theme, the quality of the scientific methology , the originality and consistency of the results, the coherence of the conclusions, and adequacy to the editorial guidelines of the journal.

All the manuscripts submitted to the journal are evaluated by the editor in chief and revised 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. 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. At the end of the process, the editorial board will decide whether or not to publish the manuscript.

The manuscripts subjected to REMHU cannot have been previously published or be simultaneously submitted to another periodical.

The target public of REMHU is the national and international academic community, as well as migration policy thinkers and makers, social service workers, and those involved in pastoral care of human mobility.

Articles accepted for publication become property of the journal.

The Journal adopts Plagium systems, Plagiarism Checker and / or CopySpider to identify plagiarism.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

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

EDITORIAL: REMHU can invite a researcher to write the Editorial after he or she has read the content of the issue. The Editorial, which should have up to 5,000 characters with spaces, can be written in English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or French.

DOSSIER: this section is written on a specific theme related to migration at an international level. This section is composed by academic and unpublished articles resulting from original theoretical or field researches 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 800 characters with spaces) and key-words (3 to 5) in the original language of the article, the abstract and key-words in English, besides information about the author(s) academic background.

ARTICLES: this section includes scientific and unpublished contributions resulting from original theoretical or field researches 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 800 characters with spaces) and key-words (3 to 5) in the original language of the article, the abstract and key-words in English, besides information about the author(s) academic background.

REPORTS AND REFLECTIONS: the third section, "Reports and reflections", includes communications on migration issues; interviews with members or representatives of organizations related to the theme in focus or similar issues; reports from one or more persons involved in the migration phenomenon; testimonies of the social and pastoral care of migrants and refugees, focusing, above all, on the pastoral care and teachings of the scalabrinian missionary sisters.

The texts should have up to 20 thousand characters with spaces, without abstract, but with the final bibliography.

REVIEWS, THESIS, AND DISSERTATIONS: this last section includes critical reviews of recent publications and brief descriptions of dissertations and thesis 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.


The manuscripts should include an identification page containing: 1) the title of the  paper in the original language and in English; 2)  the name of the author (in the case of more than one author, please order the names according to the level of contribution to the study); 3) information about the author(s) (profession, affiliation, academic title, mailing address, and e-mail); and 4) ORCID.

The abstracts of the manuscripts from the sections "Dossier" and "Articles" should be sent in the original language and in English.

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 3,500 characters with spaces for the section "Reviews, dissertations, and thesis".

Tables: should be included in the body of text, numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers, with indication of reference and/or authorship.

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)

e.g.:  (IBGE, 2014a)

e.g.:  “ 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 separe 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 alii” and the year of publication.

e.g.:  (ZANINI et alii, 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 (publication year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis). Academic institution, Place of publication.

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 (publication year). Title. Additional information. Available at:  <URL>. Accessed on:
e.g.:  SANTIN, Terezinha. Fórum Social Mundial das Migrações. 2012. Available at: <>. Accessed at: 17.12.2012.

Newspaper articles: Title (publication year). Newspaper name. City, Day.Month. Available at: <URL>. Acessed at:

e.g.: Migrazioni, i viaggi disperati: una panoramica del cambiamento nei flussi misti verso l'Europa. La Repubblica. Roma, 11.04.2011. Available at: Acessed at: 15.05.2018.


The journal is not responsible for the references cited by the authors.

The original articles sent should be reviewed and adequate to the new Portuguese orthography.

The concepts and declarations in the works are of total responsibility of the authors.

REMHU adopts the principles contained in the Codes of Ethics of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The works reflect the opinions of their authors and not necessarily of the Editorial Committee.


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