"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
Election of Treasurer and Secretary: Friday 22 July at noon
The next ISJR conference in Kent is approaching rapidly now. Besides enjoying many interesting presentations about justice, during the conference we have the responsibility to hold an election for two positions on our Executive Board: Treasurer and Secretary.
There are two candidates who are already on the board and are running for a second term:
Rosalind Chow is again running for the position of Treasurer. For information, see
Thomas Schlösser is again running for the position of Secretary. For information, see
The election will take place during the General Meeting/lunch session on Friday 22 July, to be held from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.
I look forward to seeing you all in Kent!
Jan-Willem van Prooijen
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 email@example.com.
All very best,
ISJR 2016 conference
The 16th biennial meeting of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) will be held from 20-23 July, 2016, at the University of Kent in the beautiful medieval city of Canterbury, England.
NEW! The submission deadline now 10 February 2016. Additional information about the conference including travel, accommodations, and the submission procedure is available on the conference website: www.isjr2016.uk.
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