The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ®) is the leading, international peer-reviewed journal on restorative justice. It was established in 2012 to push the boundaries of criminal justice by adopting a unique, practical approach to researching and investigating restorative justice. It is indexed and ranked by Scopus, KudosThe European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), Criminal Justice Abstracts and EBSCO.

ISSN (online): 2056-2985 ||

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The IJRJ® is a double-blind, peer reviewed international journal that publishes articles of the highest standard from various areas of expertise including, but not limited, to restorative practices in schools, neighbourhoods, organisations and businesses, family matters and (youth) care, the criminal and juvenile justice systems, prisons and the community. We are also interested in pushing the normative and philosophical boundaries of restorative justice. The IJRJ® is committed to nurturing fresh thinking and innovation. Ultimately, we want to affect positive change and improve the experience and image of justice.
The IJRJ® is published by RJ4All Publications, the publishing arm of the Restorative Justice for All International Institute. The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Dr. Theo Gavrielides.  The Journal is guided and scrutinised by its Editorial Board and the International Advisory Board. All submissions are first reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, and if judged suitable for this publication, they are then blind-reviewed anonymously and separately by at least two external, expert reviewers.
The Journal is unfunded and accessed by subscription or by purchasing its papers and issues from our e-bookstore. We are not interested in making any kind of profit. We exist to advance public and academic knowledge, and encourage critical thinking and the scrutiny of practices and policies that impact on justice and criminal justice. The IJRJ® is also available online via EBSCO and Kindle store. Institutional and individual subscriptions are available and kindly requested in order to keep the non-profit nature of the publication. The journal is available online only.
Submissions to the IJRJ® must follow the Editorial Guidelines, and can be made by email to at any given time. We aim to complete the review process within 4-6 weeks of receipt. ​It is fully committed to ethical publication practice, and we follow the COPE Publishing standards. We have a strict  Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement, and are guided by the values of academic rigour, transparency, equality, and human rights.
Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a 50% discount on all RJ4All Publications, in appreciation of the work done. We can also provide Certificates of Recognition upon request.

The IJRJ ®aims to:

  • Push the barriers of restorative justice… by challenging conventional approaches to criminology and criminal justice.
  • Enable junior researches to publish
  • Build a strong evidence base for restorative justice
  • Enable those with limited resources to access scholarly work on restorative justice

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