This is a preview of the Scholarly Migration Database Website. It will be made available in April 2023.

Scholarly Migration Database

Quantifying the Mobility of Scholars

The Scholarly Migration Database provides detailed data about the mobility of scholars. Researchers and students who are interested in the movements of published researchers can find our replication datasets on this website. The Scholarly Migration Database is prepared and hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany.

You can find replication materials on RESEARCH page on this website.

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Data processing

The Scopus bibliometric database strives to have all the metadata about every published journal article since 1996.

We use the affiliation information and the author identifier to track movements of individual researchers from country to country.

We then aggregate the migration events to get in- out- and net-migration counts for every country.

See the methods page for a detailed explanation of the data processing steps.