Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies

Editor: Dagmar Schäfer, Max Planck Insitute for the History of Science

Subjects: History, Cultural Studies, Migration

Membership: T2M Member Online Access


Volume 10 / 2020, 3 issues per volume (spring, summer, winter)

Aims & Scope

Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies is a peer-reviewed journal publishing cutting-edge research on the processes, structures, and consequences of the movement of people, resources, and commodities. Intellectually rigorous, broadly ranging, and conceptually innovative, the journal combines the empiricism of traditional mobility history with more recent methodological approaches from the social sciences and the humanities.

The journal's scholarly articles, book and exhibit reviews, and artwork and photography, as well as special features, provide a rich variety of perspectives that include: analyses of the past and present experiences of vehicle drivers, passengers, pedestrians, migrants, and refugees; accounts of the arrival and transformation of mobility in different nations and locales; and investigations of the kinetic processes of global capital, technology, chemical and biological substances, images, narratives, sounds, and ideas.

Convened around a broad conception of mobility, Transfers provides an interdisciplinary platform to explore the ways in which experiences of mobility have been enabled, shaped and mediated across time and through technological advances


Transfers is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Bibliometric Research Indicator List (BFI)

Editor: Dagmar Schäfer, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Associate Editors
Georgine Clarsen, University of Wollongong
Peter Merriman, University of Aberystwyth
Stéphanie Ponsavady, Wesleyan University
Mimi Sheller, Drexel University

Review Editors

Art: Fernanda Duarte,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Book Review Editor: Anna Plyushteva, University of Oxford

Book Review Adjunct Editors 
Matilde Cordoba Azcarate, University of California San Diego
Marcus Filippello, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Max Hirsh, University of Hong Kong

Museums: Chia-ling Lai, National Taiwan Normal University

Ideas in Motion Editor: Lin Weiqiang, National University of Singapore

Film Review Editor: Neil Archer, Keele University

Literary Review Editor: Dave McLaughlin, University of Reading

Editorial Assistant: Gina Grzimek, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Editorial Board
David Bissell, University of Melbourne
Jennifer Bonham, University of Adelaide
Maria Borovnik, Massey University, New Zealand
Deborah Breen, Boston University
Tim Cresswell, Royal Holloway University of London
Tim Edensor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Charlotte Mathieson, University of Surrey
Ruth Oldenziel, Eindhoven University of Technology
Lynne Pearce, Lancaster University
Noel Salazar, University of Leuven
Victor Seow, Harvard University
Edward Simpson, SOAS, University of London
Michael Zinganel, Independent Scholar

Manuscript Submissions

Please review the general submission and style guide carefully before submitting.

Transfers is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that publishes interdisciplinary scholarly works that examine the processes, structures, and consequences of the movement of people, resources, and commodities. It provides a unique forum to explore the ways experiences of mobility have been enabled, shaped, and mediated across time and through technological developments.

The journal provides a rich variety of perspectives and includes scholarly articles, book and exhibit reviews, artwork and photography, and special features. The editorial team welcomes contributions. Submissions should be prepared as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) files and submitted using the journal's online submission system:

Authors must register with the journal on the submission system prior to submitting, or, if already registered, they can simply log in. On registering as an Author, authors have the option of also registering as a Reviewer (to be called upon to undertake peer reviews of other submissions).

Please note that all correspondence will be transmitted via e-mail.

Section Guides:
Mobility and Art Guidelines
Ideas in Motion Guidelines
Book Review Guidelines
Film Review Guidelines
Special Section Guidelines


Have other questions? Please refer to the various Berghahn Info for Authors pages for general information and guidelines including topics such as article usage and permissions for Berghahn journal article authors.

Contact Information

General Editorial Queries
Dagmar Schäfer
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Book Reviews
Anna Plyushteva
University of Oxford

Mobility and Art Reviews
Fernanda Duarte
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Museum Reviews
Chia-ling Lai
National Taiwan Normal University

Ethics Statement

Authors published in Transfers certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions; book, film, art, and museum reviews; and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Transfers ethics statement.



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