About the Journal

The Quarterly on Refugee Problems – AWR Bulletin (QRP) is the official journal of the Association for the Study of the World Refugee Problem (AWR) for the dissemination of findings on migration issues. It fosters the global, interdisciplinary discourse between academics and practitioners to provide theoretical and practical answers to questions related to forced or voluntary migration.

QRP proudly looks back to publishing tradition dating back until 1954. Since 2022 the QRP is published as an open access, double-blind peer reviewed online journal in English language and hosted by the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS), Germany. The regular due dates for the issues are March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 of each year.

Its predecessor was named “Integration” (1954-1962) and transferred into the “AWR Bulletin - Vierteljahresschrift für Flüchtlingsfragen/Revue triestrielle des problèmes des réfugiés/Quarterly on Refugee Problems/Rivista trimestrale sui problemi die rifugiati” (1963-2003 published by Wilhelm-Braumüller Verlagsbuchhandlung, Vienna; 2004-2012 published by Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, Berlin). 2013-2021 its publication was suspended.


Aims and scope

QRP combines high quality, peer reviewed scientific articles and application oriented contributions from the field with the intention to create the necessary impact and momentum needed to solve the related practical problems. Since its establishment about seven decades ago, it has been a pioneer international journal uniting scholars and practitioners from all fields. QRP provides a unique platform for a holistic analysis of one of the most pressing topics on the humanitarian and political agenda.

Following an interdisciplinary approach, QRP welcomes related contributions from the following categories:

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Economics
  • Education and Pedagogics
  • Engineering
  • Gender and Queer Studies
  • Geography
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Management and Business
  • Museology
  • Linguistics, Translation and Interpretation
  • Philosophy
  • Political Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Statistics


Open Access Policy

Since its relaunch in 2022, the Quarterly on Refugee Problems has been published open access and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) and listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. The journal supports the idea of making scientific information available free of charge, fast, and usable from anywhere. In this way, QRP builds a bridge from the renowned printed editions to a new, innovative form of publication.

Authors do not have to pay a fee to publish in QRP.

The copyright notice can be found here.


ISSN: 0001-2947 (print) | 2750-7882 (online)