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REVIEW: Measuring impact and the most influential works in Migration Studies


  • Ibrahim Sirkeci

    () (Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent's University London, United Kingdom.)

  • Jeffrey H. Cohen


The aim of this paper is to offer an independent measure of the impact of published research in migration studies field. Using the Google Scholar citation database and Ann Harzing ranking software, we have created a long list of most cited works in migration studies and drew a list of 100 top articles and books and 100 most cited authors who appeared in periodicals and books. Like any lists, this one also has some drawbacks but yet it reflects somewhat the influence of the work our colleagues in this fast growing field produce.

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  • Ibrahim Sirkeci & Jeffrey H. Cohen, 2015. "REVIEW: Measuring impact and the most influential works in Migration Studies," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 12(3), pages 336-345, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:12:y:2015:i:3:p:336-345

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    1. Everett Lee, 1966. "A theory of migration," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 3(1), pages 47-57, March.
    2. Harris, John R & Todaro, Michael P, 1970. "Migration, Unemployment & Development: A Two-Sector Analysis," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 60(1), pages 126-142, March.
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    1. Nurlan Kurmanov & Saule Baktymbet & Assem Baktymbet & Assel Rakhimbekova & Gulnara Sagindykova & Aizhan Satbayeva & Asylbek Baidakov, 2017. "Labour Migration and Remittances: Strategy for Survival or Development?," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 7(1), pages 334-339.


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