"Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought."  John Rawls, A Theory of Justice (revised edn, Boston MA: Harvard University Press, 1999), p. 3


Who we are

The International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to research on justice and related phenomena of morality and ethics. Justice is a concept with vast relevance to social life and can be studied at various levels of analysis, including intraindividual processes and individual decision-making, interpersonal and intergroup relations, organizations and institutions, as well as society, politics, and culture. ISJR fosters international and interdisciplinary collaboration and promotes exchange of new ideas, research, and theories relevant to justice and related phenomena. ISJR facilitates such collaboration and exchange through the conduct of biennial scientific conferences, the publication of a scientific journal (Social Justice Research), regular newsletters, and informal discussion by means of a listserv.


We invite all scholars interested in justice or related areas of research to join the International Society for Justice Research and get involved in the Society's activities.

News and Announcements

16th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Justice Research

Dear ISJR members, delegates, colleagues and friends,

To facilitate your planning, we have now published a simple 3-page table of the  provisional program online, on the jimdo conference site.  Download the pdf program table here


A draft of the book of abstracts (approximately 100 pages!) is also published online.  You can use it in conjunction with the table by searching electronically.  Download the pdf book of abstracts here.


There will be some minor changes of room and possibly time.  A final version of the program and book of abstracts will be published online approximately a week before the conference.


In the meantime, watch this space for more announcements about the social and events program.  We're delighted with the program and trust you will share our enthusiasm. 


Please redirect any queries about transport, accommodation, or registration to Louisa at eventregistrations@kent.ac.uk.


All very best,


ISJR 2016 conference

The International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) wishes to announce the recipients of its 2016 awards

ISJR Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014: Faye Crosby
ISJR Early Career Contribution Award for 2016: Mitch Callan

Both awards will be officially presented at the next biennial conference of the International Society of Justice Research, 20-23 July, 2016, at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, at which both award winners will present an award address.

Congratulations to both award winners!

Dr. Jan-Willem next President of ISJR

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen of VU University Amsterdam has been elected the next President of the International Society of Justice Research. His term will begin summer 2016, at our bi-annual conference. Thanks to all those who voted, and congratulations to Jan-Willem!

Aaron C Kay, ISJR President

Call for Submissions - Social Justice Research

Dear ISJR members,

Just a reminder, below, to keep SJR in mind as an outlet for your justice-related research.

Social Justice Research (ISSN 0885-7466), a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Springer, New York, is now embarking on its 29th year. It is the official journal of the International Society for Social Justice Research (http://www.isjr.org/).

Hereby we would like to welcome researchers from a wide variety of disciplines with a common interest in justice and justice-related issues to submit their work to be considered for publication in Social Justice Research.

All manuscripts should be submitted using the online system. Instructions for Authors are available at www.springer.com/11211


Ali Kazemi and Kjell Törnblom
Social Justice Research