The International Journal of Restorative Justice

The International Journal of Restorative Justice features articles about restorative justice. (TIJRJ is published by Eleven, an imprint of Koninklijke Boom uitgevers)

Award(s): 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!


The International Journal of Restorative Justice


Aims and Scope


The International Journal of Restorative Justice'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.


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.



Open Access Policy


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.



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

Marlies Talay, Editorial Assistant





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Author Instructions


Please follow the link for Author Instructions and Author Guidelines for Special Issues


Collection Information