The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice provides an internationally unique forum for leading research on the themes of poverty and social justice. Focusing on poverty and social exclusion, the journal explores links with social security (including pensions and tax credits), employment, area regeneration, housing, health, education and criminal justice, as well as issues of ethnicity, gender, disability, and other social inequalities as they relate to social justice. (Publ by Bristol University Press)
The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice provides an internationally unique forum for leading research on the themes of poverty and social justice. Focusing on poverty and social exclusion, the journal explores links with social security (including pensions and tax credits), employment, area regeneration, housing, health, education and criminal justice, as well as issues of ethnicity, gender, disability, and other social inequalities as they relate to social justice.
The Journal encompasses an original and exciting mix of scholarly research articles and lively policy- and practice-oriented discussions of topical questions.
Interdisciplinary and international in scope the journal is essential reading for academics, students, policy-makers and practitioners interested in poverty, social security, welfare and justice.
The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice welcomes submissions from those working in these areas across the globe. All research articles are peer-reviewed.
For further information about the journal please follow the links below:
Rod Dacombe, Associate Editor: Reviews Co-Editor; King’s College London, UK
Simon Brimblecombe, Associate Editor: Policy & Practice; International Labour Organisation
Diana Skelton, Associate Editor: Policy & Practice; ATD Fourth World, UK
Ruth Patrick, Associate Editor: Social Media; University of York, UK
Enrique Delamonica, Associate Editor: UNICEF
Shatakshee Dhongde, Associate Editor: Georgia Institute of Technology, US
Julia Gumy, Associate Editor: University of Bristol, UK
Alba Lanau, Associate Editor: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Luis Renato Vedovato, Associate Editor: Unicamp, Brazil
Stephen Sinclair, Reviews Co-Editor; Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Caroline Paskell, Chair of Board; Research in Practice, UK
Julia Mortimer Publisher; Bristol University Press and Policy Press, UK
Nick Bailey, University of Glasgow, UK
Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo, Makerere University, Uganda
Armando Barrientos, University of Manchester, UK
Daniel Beland, McGill University, Canada
Tania Burchardt, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Qin Gao, Columbia University, USA
Kayleigh Garthwaite, University of Birmingham, UK
Bjorn Hvinden, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Bingqin Li, University of New South Wales, Australia
Ruth Lister, Loughborough University, UK
Kinglun Ngok, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Cristina Rat, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
Veli-Matti Ritakallio, University of Turku, Finland
Solange Rosa, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Peter Saunders, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University, USA
All submissions should be made online at the Journal of Poverty & Social Justice Editorial Manager website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/jpsj/default.aspx, in Word or Rich Text Format (not pdf). New users should first create an account, specify their areas of interest and provide full contact details.
Preparing your anonymised manuscript
Your initial submission must consist of the following separate files:
All authors should comply with the Bristol University Press/ Policy Press ethical guidelines.
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Once a submission has been conditionally accepted, you will be invited to submit a final, non-anonymised version.
Checklist: what to include in your final, accepted non-anonymised manuscript
A non-anonymised manuscript including:
Editorial Review Process
All submissions will be subject to double anonymous peer-review processes (unless stated otherwise) by referees currently working in the appropriate field.
The editors aim to provide quick decisions and to ensure that submission to publication takes the minimum possible time. Please note: submissions that, in the opinion of the editors, have not been anonymised for review will be returned to authors. The final decision on publication rests with the managing editors.
Articles are considered for publication on the understanding that on acceptance the entire copyright shall pass to Policy Press as publisher of Journal of Poverty & Social Justice. Authors will be asked to sign a copyright agreement to this effect. All authors should agree to the copyright assignment. For jointly authored articles the corresponding author may sign on behalf of co-authors provided that s/he has obtained their consent for copyright assignment. When submitting online, the copyright assignment agreement is considered to be signed when the corresponding author checks the relevant box. The copyright assignment agreement can be read here.
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To request permission to reproduce any part of articles published in Journal of Poverty & Social Justice please email Policy Press: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Endnote output style for Bristol University Press and Policy Press Journals.
Bristol University Press and Policy Press use a custom version of the Harvard system of referencing:
Example of book reference:
Dorling, D. (2010) Injustice: Why social inequality persists, Bristol: Policy Press.
Example of journal reference:
Warin, P. (2012) 'Non-demand for Social Rights: A new challenge for social action in France', Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 20(1): 41-53.
Example of chapter within edited / multi-authored publication:
Levitas, R. (2011) 'Utopia Calling: Eradicating child poverty in the United Kingdom and beyond', in A. Minujin and S. Nandy (eds), Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, concepts, policy and action, Bristol, Policy Press. pp. 449-73.
Example of website reference:
Womensaid (2016) What is domestic abuse?, https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/.