Please note: We are not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time.

A call for papers for IJR Vol. 10 will be announced in May 2020. Please watch this page for updates.

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. Normally, manuscripts should range between 6000-7500 words including all references and notes.  You should remove all identifying information from the body of the manuscript and your identifying information should appear on a cover page, along with contact information, including your email address. Your work must include an abstract of under 250 words and a title.

If you are interested in submitting a book review, a research note or another form of written scholarship other than an article, please contact us well in advance for further information. Usually we do not accept book reviews that are longer than 2500 words or research notes 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.


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.


All submissions will be subjected to double blind peer review and subsequent editorial acceptance prior to publication.


All submissions must be sent 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 review process an article will be either accepted, accepted subject to revisions, requested to be revised and resubmitted within a certain time frame or declined. Acceptance of a piece will include open access through the CIJS webpage and physical publication in a volume of the Annual Review. Your work will be publicized and available through Facebook and So far, between 2010 and 2015,  the journal has been downloaded over ten thousand times and counting.


Submissions can be made via our email.

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March 6, 2019

Our journal is available online - full text and open access.

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