About the Journal
About the Journal
Remittances Review is an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality and policy oriented research and scholarship on Remittances and Money Transfers. Remittances Review (RR) is a new journal to be published twice a year beginning in October 2016 by Transnational Press London.
Remittances Review publishes policy-oriented research and scholarship from Economics, Accounting, Finance, Sociology, Politics, Anthropology, Geography, and Law, and welcomes interdisciplinary contributions. International remittances are expected to top $2 billion a day before 2020, with two-thirds flowing to developing countries. Remittances reduce poverty in families that receive them, and can stimulate economic growth in migrant-sending nations.
Remittances Review seeks papers with micro and macro analyses of remittance impacts as well as papers dealing with the remittance infrastructure or how individuals send small sums over national borders.
Remittances Review publishes research articles, debates, conversations/interviews, book reviews, opinion and viewpoints and letters.
Remittances Review is a premium outlet for scholarly exchange in this multidisciplinary area of scholarship.
Peer Review Process
Remittances Review follows a strict editorial review policy with double blind reviewing and adhering to ethical publishing principles.
Remittances Review follows a double blind peer review policy. Articles submitted to the journal are screened by the editorial team and then, if appropriate, sent to two reviewers. Finally, in the light of reviewer comments, the editorial team reaches a decision about publication. This decision is final.
Research Articles, Letters, Brief Communications, Case Studies, Reports, Analysis, Reviews, and Viewpoints are peer-reviewed. All forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors. Other contributions are not usually peer-reviewed.
All submitted manuscripts are read by our editorial staff. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent to reviewers. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are desk rejected without external review. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to two or more reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers’ advice.
Reviewers are welcome to recommend a particular course of action, but they should bear in mind that the other reviewers of a particular paper may have different technical expertise and/or views, and the editors may have to make a decision based on conflicting advice. The most useful reports, therefore, provide the editors with the information on which a decision should be based. Setting out the arguments for and against publication is often more helpful to the editors than a direct recommendation one way or the other.
Our editors evaluate the strength of the arguments raised by reviewers and by the authors, and may also consider other information not available to either party. Our primary responsibilities are to our readers and to the scientific community at large, and in deciding how best to serve them, we must weigh the claims of each paper against the many others also under consideration. Reviewers’ criticisms are taken seriously, particularly the technical criticisms.
Remittances Review follows the rules of publication ethics to ensure academic objectivity and rigour of the journal.
Code of Conduct and Publishing Ethics
Transnational Press London is committed to maintaining the publication ethics standards. We, therefore, ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to publishing ethics. Further guidance can be found through Transnational Press London Publishing Ethics Policy which closely follows the COPE guidelines
Article Processing Charges
Remittances Review DO NOT normally charge any fees for submission.
Remittances Review was founded in 2015 by Ibrahim Sirkeci, Philip L. Martin and Jeffrey H. Cohen. The inaugural issue was published in 2016.