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The Call for Papers for IJR Volume 12: Consuming Justice is closed


Submission Deadline: September 15, 2022


Call for Papers: The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research (IJR) in conjunction with the Department of Criminal Justice and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies (CIJS) at the University of Winnipeg invites manuscripts for Volume 12 (2023) on the theme of Consuming Justice: Law, Crime, Justice and Consumption.


Theme: We seek written submissions that critically examine how issues of crime, law, and justice intersect with consumption and how justice itself is consumed through media, popular culture, research and collective action within and beyond the academy. Consumption draws our attention to the processes and structures of global capitalism that facilitate the commodification and consumption of crime and justice. Consumption also implicates illegalized drugs and begs questions about how the state regulates all forms of pleasure — such as gambling, alcohol and sex — and how forms of consumption are criminalized and medicalized. Questions of ecological and green justice are also at the forefront of our scholarly interest in consumption, as well as issues of sustainability, the environment, and food security. Volume 12 of The Annual Review explores all of these dimensions of consumption and more, inviting contributors to consider the myriad ways that activists, academics, and even armchair criminologists are consumed by the quest for justice. We seek contributions that engage with consumption in new and creative ways that address theoretical and practical issues of justice.


We invite submissions from scholars in the social sciences, humanities and beyond that critically examine how issues of crime, law and justice intersect with consumption. We seek academic contributions as well as photographic, artistic and cinematic exposures of consumption and justice including but not limited to: health justice; ecological and green justice; anarchic justice; Indigenous justice; urban justice; human rights and justice; works on surveillance; theoretical and philosophical works; governing labour practices; media and cultural representations of consumption and justice; pedagogical and research notes; and any other scholarly work that engages the theme of Consuming Justice. We encourage scholars to creatively apply the theme in ways that expand conceptions of both consumption and justice.


We encourage submissions that build from our conference Consuming Justice: Law, Crime, Justice and Consumption held this year at The University of Winnipeg, May 11-13, 2022.


Journal Aims and Scope: The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research (IJR) is a double-blind, peer reviewed academic journal focused on thematic issues in justice. The idea began in response to our first conference in 2009, “Theorizing Justice”, when Fernwood Publishing and some members of the CIJS collaborated in publishing a peer reviewed collection of academic papers titled Thinking About Justice. Subsequently we have published ten annual volumes engaging different themes usually building from our conference calls. Our journal is online, open access and independent. We do not charge fees to publish in or access the journal. Our goal is to get rigorously reviewed double-blind peer reviewed articles into public spaces where debate and analysis can take place. Past volumes of the journal can be read and downloaded without charge on our website:


We welcome submissions from across the disciplines and beyond. Past contributors have been notable academics, theorists, policy specialists, activists, justice practitioners, lawyers, and students. The topics of the papers we have published span the disciplines of law, criminal justice, criminology, constitutional theory, sociology, psychology, politics, and cultural and media studies.

Editorial and Peer Review: Submissions are selected by the IJR editorial board from manuscripts received through our yearly call for papers. To ensure editorial and academic integrity, all submissions are subject to a double-blind, peer review process.

Submission Guidelines and Procedures: Submissions must be original work not published or submitted elsewhere for review. If you submit an article you are agreeing to our exclusive submission policy. Manuscripts should range between 6000-8000 words including all references and notes. Please remove all identifying information from the body of the manuscript and your identifying information should appear on a separate cover page, along with contact information, including your email address, mailing address and affiliation. Your work must include an abstract of under 200 words as well as a title and keywords.

If you are interested in submitting a book review, a research note or another form of written scholarship other than a research article, please contact us well in advance of the submission deadline for further information. Usually we do not accept book reviews that are longer than 2500 words or research notes or commentaries that are longer than 5000 words. An abstract of under 150 words is usually required for these submissions. We welcome artistic works that relate to themes of justice, including visual art, poetry, prose and other art work. Please contact us in advance before submitting artistic works.


Citations and references should conform to APA guidelines. Tables and figures can be costly and time consuming to reproduce. Please keep tables and figures to an absolute minimum. Lengthy footnotes are also to be avoided. Footnotes should be used sparingly and not in place of in-text citations.


All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review and subsequent editorial acceptance prior to publication. All submissions must be submitted electronically in MS Word format. Submissions will be reviewed by the editorial collective and sent out for double-blind peer review to scholars who are suitably versed in the subject matter of the submission. Two to three double blind peer reviews will normally be sought.


Following the peer review process the manuscript will be either accepted, accepted subject to revisions, requested to be revised and resubmitted within a certain time frame, or declined. Revisions must be completed strictly within the specified timeframe to ensure we meet our deadline for annual publication. Submissions or revisions received beyond the specified due dates will not be published in the current volume but may be considered for future volumes of the journal.


Acceptance of a piece will include open access publication through the CIJS webpage and physical publication in a volume of the Annual Review. Your work will be publicized and available through Facebook, Twitter and So far, between 2010 and 2022, the journal has been downloaded over twenty thousand times and counting.


All submissions and inquiries should be made via our email:

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2022

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