Why Publish in the JID?

We understand that it is a difficult process to choose where to publish your work. Before you navigate away from JID, here are nine (9) solid reasons why it is worthwhile to publish with the JID:

  • The Journal of Internal Displacement is the ONLY academic journal fully dedicated to displaced populations globally.
  • The JID is a free open access online journal. As such, our dissemination is vast and wide including diverse institutions, expertise and disciplines.
  • Our review process is quick and professional. We will guarantee review in 6-8 weeks.
  • When you submit your manuscript, your cover letter and abstract mandate us to respond within 24hrs letting you know whether your submission fits within the scope of the Journal and if the full paper is accepted for review.
  • Since we are primarily an online publication, we do not wait for space availability to publish your manuscript. Submissions are published twice per year (in July and January).
  • Unlike other journals we do not just “reject” your paper. We provide rich author-friendly feedback to ALL AUTHORS to help them revise their paper to be included in future publication.
  • Your research is very important to the JID. As the only journal of displacement, the impact of your research work is invaluable as it has the potential of revealing groundbreaking information to the field of displacement.
  • Is English not your first language? Well, the JID is sensitive to that. We do accept papers written in French and Spanish.
  • We respect the privacy of all of our subscribers and members. Apart from sending out Table of Contents every July and January, we DO NOT send out weekly, monthly or yearly newsletter. However we do receive hundreds of hits on a daily basis.

Open Access License

Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal the right of first publication with the work six (6) weeks after publication. Simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

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License to Publish

Although authors (or their institutions) retain copyright in their work, they are required to complete and sign a License to Publish that clearly specifies the rights required by the Journal of Internal Displacement and those rights that are retained by authors or their institutions. View the License to Publish.

Authors submitting material to the JID for publication must clear all third party intellectual property rights and obtain formal permission from their respective institutions, where necessary. Authors must also warrant that their work:

  • Has not been published before
  • Is not presently being considered for publication elsewhere
  • Does not violate any intellectual property right of any person or entity
  • Does not contain any subject matter that contravenes any laws (including defamatory material and misleading and deceptive material) and
  • Meets ethical research standards.

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Peer-Review Process

The Journal of Internal Displacement is a peer-review Journal as such submissions are double-blinded and subject to an internal and external review process. The peer-review process ensures that articles submitted represent the best scholarship currently available. When an article is submitted to the JID, the Editor-in-Chief sends it out to a minimum of 2 other scholars in the same field (the author's peers) to get their opinion on the quality of the scholarship, its relevance to the field, its appropriateness for the journal, and whether its critical analysis in rigorous enough to warrant acceptance for publication). Based on peer-reviewers' recommendation the paper is either: 1) accepted; 2) accepted with conditions; or 3) rejected. After all pre-publication conditions have been met; submissions are forwarded to the editorial board for final comments, recommendation and approval based on evidences gathered. Note peer-review may take up to eight (8) weeks.