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The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ)


ISSN (online): 2056-2985 | |



Editorial Board | Editorial Policy | Journal Access | Publication Ethics |


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. The IJRJ remains to be the leading, double-blind, peer reviewed international journal that is exclusively focused on restorative justice theory and practice.


The Journal's aims include:

  • Push the barriers of restorative justice, and challenge conventional approaches to criminology and criminal justice.

  • Enable junior researchers to publish alongside leading names in restorative justice, and encourage a dialogue between various generations of academics.

  • Increase awareness of restorative justice, and help address misconceptions about its potential and limitations.

  • Build a strong evidence base for restorative justice, and inform and influence criminal and restorative justice policy at national and international levels.

  • Enable those with limited resources to access scholarly work on restorative justice, including students, practitioners and the public.

The journal 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 journal is committed to nurturing fresh thinking and innovation. Ultimately, we want to affect positive change and improve the experience and image of justice.


The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice is published by RJ4All Publications, the publishing arm of the Restorative Justice for All Institute (Company no 08684719). It is fully committed to ethical publication practice, and we follow the COPE Publishing standards. We have a strict Publication and Malpractice Statement, and are guided by the values of academic rigour, transparency, equality, and human rights.


There is no requirement for membership or subscription to the journal, and 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 available online via its website, EBSCO and Kindle Store.


It is indexed and ranked by Kudos, The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) as well Criminal Justice Abstracts and EBSCO Information Services. It is also in the process of being indexed and ranked by Scopus.

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. 

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. 

The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Dr. Theo Gavrielides. 


The Journal is guided and scrutinised by its Editorial Board and the International Advisory Board.

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