Social Justice Research publishes original papers that have broad implications for social scientists investigating the origins, structures, and consequences of justice in human affairs.

The journal encompasses justice-related research work using traditional and novel approaches, and spanning the social sciences and beyond: psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, social policy research, political science, law, management science, and others.

This multidisciplinary approach advances the integration of diverse social science perspectives. In addition to original research papers - theoretical, empirical, and methodological - the journal publishes book reviews and, from time to time, special thematic issues.

Social Justice Research is the official journal of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR)

2-Year Impact Factor: 0.826 (2017)
5-Year Impact Factor: 1.44 (2017)

58 out of 64 on the Psychology, Social list
97 out of 146 on the Sociology list

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.633

253 out of 1103 on the Sociology and Political Science list

50 out of 349 on the Anthropology list

109 out of 602 on the Law list

SJR is a measure of the journal's relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.150

The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.

CiteScore 2017: 1.15

  • Now covered by the Social Science Citation Index

Journal information

Editors-in-Chief
  • Ali Kazemi,
  • Kjell Törnblom
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

0.969 (2019)
Impact factor
1.832 (2019)
Five year impact factor
79 days
Submission to first decision
269 days
Submission to acceptance
79,942 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-6725
Print ISSN
0885-7466
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