Border Criminologies is pleased to announce the launch of the Border Criminologies Working Paper Series. The working paper series provides an opportunity to enhance the visibility and dissemination of research on the intersections between criminal justice and migration control and will complement the existing Criminal Justice, Borders & Citizenship Research Paper Series, which includes published work.

The series will be published on two platforms: the Border Criminologies website and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). SSRN is a highly reputed website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN, founded in 1994, is ranked as the top open access repository in the world.

Who can apply

The working paper series is open to all Border Criminologies affiliated members, as well as academics and researchers from around the world.


The Working Paper Series provides an opportunity to publish promptly your academic work in progress containing research results, prior to its appearance elsewhere.  Submissions will undergo a short review procedure conducted by the Editorial Board of Border Criminologies.

How to apply

Submit your working paper to, with ‘working paper’ in the subject line. For a paper to be published on SSRN, an abstract and keywords must be included. You will receive a decision about inclusion in the Working Paper Series within one month of submitting the paper. 


Submitted papers will be evaluated by the Editorial Board. Evaluation is based on three main criteria:

- The interdisciplinary dimension

- The stage of advancement of the paper

- The state of the text

For more information, please contact Andriani Fili (