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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

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 should 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 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.

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 to our submissions page or here.

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 be sought.

Following the review process an article will be either accepted, accepted subject to minor 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 online search features including keyword searches, and physical publication in a volume of the annual review. Your work will be publicized and available through Facebook and Academia.edu.

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