Sources of Support

The Journal of Internal Displacement was fully funded by Tuki-Tumarankeh, a non-profit organisation. Generous voluntary contributions from the advisory board and editorial team have continued to support The JID’s publication and success since then.

Peer Review

As a peer-reviewer you are tasked with exercising critical and constructive judgment when reviewing contents of the manuscript. You help determine whether the manuscript is appropriate for The JID. You decide whether the topic is handled substantively and accurately, with appropriate scope and in sufficient detail. Your queries, constructive comments, and suggestions are meant both to challenge the author to improve the text where necessary and to guide the author in presenting the material as clearly and concisely as possible. The ultimate goal is to contribute towards producing an article that would be of practical benefit to the readers of The JID. The following are some key qualities of a good reviewer:

- Maintaining unbiased critical appraisal of the material in a paper.
- Providing professional comments and keeping courteous in tone to the author(s)
- Familiarizing oneself with the Author’s Guidelines; and
- Being ethically responsible by not making use of material under your review prior to publication.

You can view the journal's full reviewer guidelines here.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Scheduling

The journal publishes twice a year.


The complex and diverse nature of internal displacement has created serious controversies and ideologies around who, when, and how to protect internally displaced persons (IDPs). At present, the United Nations (UN) has no specific designated unit to address global IDPs concerns except for an ad hoc discretionary position - the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons - which is mandated by the UN Human Rights Council. The absence of a UN office solely dedicated to IDPs seemingly underpins the persistent lack of unified legally binding instruments, except for the most recent African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention), 2009. Consequently, the protection and assistance of IDPs have been criticized for being disorganized and problematic. It is for this very reason that the first free open access online Journal of Internal Displacement was born on July 2009. The Journal of Internal Displacement is a scholarly and inter-disciplinary platform for raising the profile of displaced populations through discussions, critical dialogue, emerging themes, reflections and explorations on a wide range of topics and regions around the globe. The JID promotes free and open access with a mission of raising the agenda and prioritising the concerns of displaced populations through the scholastic exchange of research and practice.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1920-5813
print ISSN: 1920-5805