Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Studies in Social Justice publishes articles on issues dealing with the social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical problems associated with struggles for social justice. This interdisciplinary journal aims to publish work that links theory to social change and the analysis of substantive issues. The journal welcomes heterodox contributions that are critical of established paradigms of inquiry.

The journal focuses on debates that move beyond conventional notions of social justice, and views social justice as a critical concept that is integral in the analysis of policy formation, rights, participation, social movements, and transformations. Social justice is analysed in the context of processes involving nationalism, social and public policy, globalization, diasporas, culture, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, welfare, poverty, war, and other social phenomena. It endeavours to cover questions and debates ranging from governance to democracy, sustainable environments, and human rights, and to introduce new work on pressing issues of social justice throughout the world.

 

Section Policies

Thematic Articles

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Articles

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Review Essay

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Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

The Editors will make an initial judgement on the acceptability of articles. If articles pass this stage they will move into the double-blind review process. Any identifying references to the author(s) should have been removed prior to submission. 

The initial mode of contact should be via our online submission process.

 

Publication Frequency

Studies in Social Justice is a semi-annual publication.

 

Open Access Policy

Studies in Social Justice provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and citation levels. Studies in Social Justice uses open source software developed by the Public Knowledge Project, to help make open access economically viable, as well as to improve the scholarly and public quality of research.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...