The International Journal of Transitional Justice is managed by the CSVR (and co-edited with Boston College Centre for Human Rights and International Justice). It is published three times a year by Oxford University Press. The journal is the eminent international peer-reviewed journal in the field of Transitional Justice. It serves to promote dialogue between different regions, North and South, and between practitioners, policy makers and academics. The journal seeks to encourage critical reflection on the theory and practice of transitional justice and promote the voices of local scholars and practitioners in the conceptualisation and practice of the field.
The Journal publishes a special issue with distinguished guest editors once a year. Special issues include:
- Transitional Justice and the Everyday (Guest Edited by Erin Baines and Pilar Riaño Alcalá) http://ijtj.oxfordjournals.org/content/6/3.toc
- The Role of International Justice in Transitional Justice (Guest Edited by Naomi Roht-Arriaza http://ijtj.oxfordjournals.org/content/7/3.toc
- Transitional Justice: does it have a future? (Guest Edited by Dean Makau Mutua) http://ijtj.oxfordjournals.org/content/9/1.toc
- Reconsidering Appropriate Responses to Victims of Conflict (Guest Edited by Juan Méndez) http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/ijtj/call_for_papers_2016.html
In 2012 the Journal achieved its highest level of citation to date. Its citation rating of 1.791 placed it 9th out of 83 international relations journals, and 22nd out of 138 law journals on the Thompson Reuters Citation Index.
The Editors in Chief of the Journal are Hugo van der Merwe (CSVR) and Brinton Lykes (Boston College). The Managing Editor is Lucy Hovil and Associate Editor is Jasmina Brankovic.
Information about past articles, instructions to prospective authors and guidelines for free access in developing countries can be found at the Journal website: http://ijtj.oxfordjournals.org/