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Authors remain responsible for the views expressed in their contributions, and these views do not engage the responsibility of the Editor or the Editorial Board.



All material to be considered for publication in Refugee Survey Quarterly should be in electronic form via the journal's online submission and review system.

Details on how to submit online and how to upload the manuscripts are given in the online submission instructions.

Authors should submit theireir manuscript in Word for PC (No PDF or postscript files are accepted). The document should use Times New Roman font in 12pt and be set to A4 page size with 1.5 line spacing. Please do not insert any page numbers at the base or top of each page. Contact: Editorial office

Length of article: 9,000 to 15,000 words (footnotes included).

  • The first page of the manuscript should state:
    • Title of article (use bold uppercase letters and centre it).
    • Author’s name (the first note in each article will be “asterisked”, short statement giving the author’s title and position and any brief acknowledgment of assistance provided; no dedications are accepted.
    • An abstract of 100–200 words, which includes a brief summary of the article covering the main points of the subject-matter, the general approach and the general conclusions.
  • A separate page should indicate the author's name, postal address, email address and the word count of the manuscript including footnotes.
  • No signature at the end of the article.
  • No organisation logo or sybols, No PowerPoint figures incorporated.

Language Editing: Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step, but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.


Authors are expected to follow the style sheet which can be downloaded here. Please do not refer to the previous issues of the RSQ, since the style sheet has been revised.


Proofs are revised by the RSQ Editorial Team. The author(s) will be notified if any revision of the article is necessary. RSQ reserves the right not to publish any contribution that has already been published. It you would like to order offprints of your article, you can do so using Oxford Journals Author Services site. A single gratis copy of the issue that their article is published in is available to authors on request at the Author Services site. A link to this will be sent with the proofs.


For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.


Please note that an author retains his or her rights to publish an article elsewhere, subject to certain conditions, which include the fact that OUP must be the first publisher of the article and that subsequent use of the article properly acknowledges the original publication with Oxford Journals in RSQ. the author will be sent a link to our online licencing system, and will need to register with MyAccount in order to complete the licence. Additional information about the rights that authors retain can be found here.


Publishers submitting books for review should send them to the Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Vincent Chetail, Graduate Institute of International Studies, 132 Rue de Lausanne, CH-1211 Geneva. Reviewers should include full publishing details including the ISBN and publisher/location.


If your first language is not English, you may wish to have your paper professionally edited. This will ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. Language editing is optional and does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. For further information on this service, please click here. Several specialist language editing companies offer similar services and you can also use any of these. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.


Refugee Survey Quarterly authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in this journal can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:

• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)
• Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC BY-NC)
• Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND)

Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:

• Regular charge - £1850 / $3000 / €2450

• Reduced Rate Developing country charge* - £925 / $1500 / €1225

• Free Developing country charge* - £0 / $0 / €0

*Visit our developing countries page (click here for a list of qualifying countries).

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour charges that may apply.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.


In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources in the manuscript. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.