"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

Michael Platow ISJR President-elect


This is to inform you that Michael Platow is the new president-elect of ISJR. He won the election with an overwhelming majority. He will be member of the ISJR executive board effective immediately, and his presidency will start at the 2018 ISJR meeting in Atlanta.


Morton Deutsch passed away

On March 13, 2017, Morton Deutsch passed away at the age of 97. Please read his obituary in the New York Times:




His memorial service will take place on Friday April 14, 2017, from 4 to 5 PM, in Milbanks Chapel, with a reception to follow at Teachers college: 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10021


ISJR Conference 2018

Dear ISJR Members,

We now know the dates for the 2018 ISJR conferecne, which will take place at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. The dates are confirmed at July 25 to 28, 2018. Please mark these dates in your schedule! In the next few months, more details about the conference will follow.

Best wises,

Jan-Willem van Prooijen

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