Migration Network Hub's Peer Reviewer Group
The Migration Network Hub invites migration experts to contribute to the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) by vetting knowledge to be shared with the Hub’s global community. The Hub’s volunteer peer reviewers serve a vital role by reviewing practices that have been submitted to the Repository of Practices by Member States, international organizations, and civil society, among other entities. The main purpose of the review process is to check the validity of practices against the established criteria. Therefore, the emphasis is on relevance to the GCM rather than the typical process applied to academic publications.
Opportunities provided by becoming a peer reviewer include:
- Gain a first-hand look at examples of GCM implementation from around the world and apply your relevant expertise in providing feedback
- Network with 100+ peers from diverse backgrounds
- Access to opportunities for further engagement via discussion spaces and webinars.
Expectations of the peer reviewer role include:
- Review practice submissions on a regular basis (those who fulfill more than 15 reviews are entitled to a certificate at the end of the year)
- While practices are the main focus of review, peer reviewers may also be asked to review relevant material developed by the Network.
- Peer reviewers are encouraged to submit the reviews on a rolling basis by accessing a shared dashboard. They may be also assigned practices for review, for which the timeline for submitting a review will be 2 weeks.
- Attend peer reviewer meetings 1-2 times a year.
Selection criteria for members of the peer review roster include the following:
- Expertise on at least one of the 23 GCM Objectives
- 5-10 years of experience, track record of publications related to migration desirable (with indication of area(s) of expertise, and supported by published works on the topic(s) if applicable)
- Voluntary basis, availability to review documents, etc. at least twice a year.
We strive towards a diverse peer reviewer roster with geographic, gender, and linguistic balance and welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds, whether practitioner or researcher.
To apply to become a peer reviewer, please fill out the application form below. For questions, contact the Hub team at GCMHub@iom.int.
About the Migration Network Hub
What is the Migration Network Hub?
The Hub is a virtual “meeting space” where governments, stakeholders and experts can access and share migration-related information and services. It provides curated content, analysis and information on a variety of topics.
The Hub aims to support UN Member States in the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration by serving as a repository of existing evidence, practices and initiatives, and facilitating access to knowledge sharing via online discussions, an expert database and demand-driven, tailor-made solutions (launching in 2021).
What content is displayed in the Hub?
The Hub aims to help you find information on migration, ranging from policy briefs and journal articles, existing portals and platforms and what they offer, to infographics and videos. The different types of resources submitted by users undergo peer review by a panel of experts from within the UN and beyond, before being approved for inclusion in the Hub. To provide guidance to users based on findings of the needs assessment, the content is ordered so that more comprehensive and global resources are shown before more specific and regional ones. Know a great resource? Please submit using the links above and your suggestion will be reviewed. Please see the draft criteria for existing practices here.
Apply to join the Peer Review Roster
Content submitted to the Migration Network Hub is first peer reviewed by experts in the field from both the UN and beyond. Applications are welcomed to join the roster on an ongoing basis. Learn more here.
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