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The International Journal of Restorative Justice

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Jennifer Llewellyn won the 2022 Best Academic Article on Restorative Justice Prize. Click here for more information or click here to read the winning article.

Marit de Haan and Tine Destrooper won the 2021 Best Academic Article on Restorative Justice Prize. Click here for more information!



TIJRJ features articles about restorative justice. Each issue starts with an ‘Editorial’ by a leading restorative justice expert, followed by academic peer-reviewed articles concerning original and current research on theoretical, practice and policy developments. In addition, the journal contains ‘Notes from the Field’, in which experts representative of their respective fields and countries debate practices, models or recent innovations. Then there are ‘Conversations’ with prominent figures known globally for their contributions to the field. Finally, a stimulating book review section examines the most recent or important restorative justice publications.


Aim and Scope

The journal’s aim is to contribute to the development of restorative justice by discussing its diverse, challenging and innovative facets, as well as to encourage fruitful discussions and debates. The International Journal of Restorative Justice will appeal to academics and researchers, to practitioners and policy-makers, and to those who want to keep up to date with the rapid changes in the field of restorative justice. The journal accepts papers from authors who are qualified academics, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in the field and invites submissions internationally. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the paper. Acknowledgement (in the first footnote) should be given to all of those who had contributed to the research but do not qualify for authorship. TIJRJ accepts papers for publication which fulfil the requirements laid down in the Style Guide as listed here in the Author and Manuscript Submission Instructions.

For general information, please contact Marlies Talay (Editorial Assistant): editor.tijrj@boomdenhaag.nl. For book reviews, please contact Fernanda Fonseca Rosenblatt (Book review editor): bookrevieweditor.tijrj@boomdenhaag.nl.

In handling commissioned articles and unsolicited ones, The International Journal of Restorative Justice makes use of an online submission system called the Editorial Manager. To submit, please click here.

Membership discount
Individual members of the following organisations will receive a 10% discount on the yearly subscription: 

  • African Forum for Restorative Justice
  • Asia-Pacific Forum for Restorative Justice
  • European Forum for Restorative Justice
  • Latin-American Forum for Restorative Justice
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Asian Criminological Society
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • European Society of Criminology
  • International Institute for Restorative Practices
  • International Society for Criminology
  • National Association of Community and Restorative Justice USA
  • Restorative Justice Council UK
  • Restorative Practices International


Yearly subscription
You can opt for a yearly journal subscription with or without a hard copy. Both subscriptions allow access to the online archives, and is accompanied by email notifications for each new issue.

Different rates are applicable for multi-user or institutional subscriptions to TIJRJ. Special rates for organisational members are negotiable. For more information or to request a quote, please contact info@elevenpub.com.

Open Access Policies
Boom uitgevers Den Haag is primarily a “Green” Open Access publisher. The author of a scholarly publication has the right to make his/her publication online available to the public free of charge, six months after publication, provided a reference to the original source of publication is clearly given. This means that, as long as there is no commercial purpose, the author can archive the final PDF file of his/her publication in the repository of the academic institution where the author works, in an independent repository or on the personal website of the author.

Boom uitgevers Den Haag also offers “Gold” Open Access meaning that we also offer Open Access in exchange for a Publication Charge. This option is available for full books and journal contributions. Publishing in Open Access means that the digital version of the work will be free to access for anyone and the work can be shared everywhere directly after publication. This can improve downloads and citations and can increase usage and impact of the work.

Extra material

Author Instructions
Author Guidelines for Special Issues
The 2018 Annual Lecture of IJRJ
Creative Commons Licence

Editorial board

Ivo Aertsen (editor), Estelle Zinsstag (editor), Fernanda Fonseca Rosenblatt (associate editor/book-review editor), Albert Dzur (associate editor/conversations editor), Jane Bolitho (associate editor), Tali Gal (associate editor), Gerry Johnstone (associate editor), Claudia Mazzucato (associate editor), Meredith Rossner (associate editor), Lode Walgrave (associate editor), and Marlies Talay (Editorial Assistant)