Social Justice is a refereed journal; to cover expenses, we request a $10.00 donation from the author. Each submission is anonymously reviewed by at least two referees. Publishing decisions are made within 90 days by the Editorial Board based on recommendations by these reviewers and those of the Editorial Advisory Board. We work with authors, and respond with comments on submissions.
Copies Needed, Length Limits, and Submission Requirements:
Please send two printed copies and keep one since we cannot return materials. Print single-sided only. The cover letter should confirm that all authors have agreed to the submission and that the article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal. To facilitate the review process, the title page should not include the author’s name or institutional affiliation. On a separate page, include the title and author name, an abstract of 100 words, up to eight key words, and a brief biographical sketch, with affiliations, complete postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers.
Articles should not exceed 8,000 words; commentaries and issue pieces should be 4,000 words, and book reviews 1,000 to 2,000 words. Tables and charts take up more space, so reduce your word count for the actual text accordingly. Send black-and-white camera-ready artwork for charts and photographs. All text, including quotations and bibliographic references, should be double spaced. Lengthy quotations (exceeding 40 words) should be indented in the text. The page length includes the “Notes” section (for substantive additions to the text) and the “References” section (where full citations amplify the abbreviated in-text references for books or periodicals, e.g., by author name and publication date).
In addition to the printed copies, please also send papers as an e-mail attachment to SocialJust@aol.com. Please include an abstract of 100 to 120 words, five to 10 key words, and a bibliographical sketch of 25 to 50 words. Articles should not exceed 8,000 words. Place all tables at the end of computer files. Clarification of mathematical notation and symbols should be made when desirable.
If you are submitting typewritten manuscript copy only, please send the original manuscript and use Times typeface if possible; double space lines and leave 11/2-inch margins on the top, bottom, right, and left.
Format for Bibliographic References:
Use footnotes only for substantive comments, not for citation. Do not use ibid., op cit., loc. cit., etc. Place them in a “NOTES” section. All references to books, monographs, articles, and statistical sources should be specified in the main text (and in the text of footnotes) by last name of author, year of publication, and pagination where appropriate, e.g. (Johnson, 1973: 15-16) or Dobash and Dobash (1991, 1992). The complete citation should be listed at the conclusion of the article under “REFERENCES.” Such citation should be alphabetical by name of author; for authors cited more than once, by years of publication, with most recent references first. Use the letters a, b, c, etc., to distinguish citations of different works by the same author in the same year, e.g., Foucault (1975a, 1975b). Italicize the titles of books and periodicals, and place article titles within quotation marks. For bibliographic references, we request the following format for books and articles:
Platt, Tony and Paul Takagi
1980 Punishment and Penal Discipline. San Francisco: Crime and Social Justice Associates.
1999 “South Africa Boosts Defence Spending.” Defence Systems Daily 4,1 (October 29;
at http://defence-data.com/current/page5646.htm): 29-55.
We prefer to use the term “the United States,” not “America,” when referring to the United States of America.
Review Process and Copyright:
Articles that are resubmitted after requested revisions are reconsidered in terms of compliance with reviewer criticisms. If the article is printed, the author receives one copy of the printed journal. Once a paper is accepted, authors are asked to assign copyright to Social Justice. Authors may reuse the material in other publications they have written or edited. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders to reproduce any illustrations, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.