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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for Papers: Exploring Justice: Terra Firma and Terra Incognita

08.02.2021, by Tina Keil in call for papers

18th Biennial Meeting, July 7-10, 2021, International Society for Justice Research; Online edition, in collaboration with Católica-Lisbon, Portugal

ISJR Conference 2021
ISJR Conference 2021

Paper, poster, and symposium submissions are invited for the ISJR 2021 Conference. The 18th meeting of the International Society for Justice Research will take place online due to ongoing covid restrictions.

The theme, Exploring Justice: Terra firma and terra incognita, is intended to encourage submissions investigating established areas of research as well as areas of research that are less explored. Basic and applied research relating to social justice is welcomed, from a range of disciplines.

Research that is more terra firma would tend to build on existing constructs, frameworks, models, and paradigms. It would frequently examine consequences of known types of social justice and use established methodologies. Terra firma topics could include timeless issues such as just world beliefs, social equality, ethical reasoning, and organizational justice, and a range of consequences of social justice.

Research that is more terra incognita is likely to focus on less explored topics, use novel methodologies, identify fresh perspectives and questions relating to social justice, and propose new antecedents of social justice. Terra incognita topics could include research exploring environmental, intergenerational, or ageist justice, or relating to neuroscience, physical and mental health, intersectional identity, or nudging justice. Social justice issues relating to the ongoing covid-19 epidemic may also generate a range of promising terra incognita topics.

Of course, topics can introduce novel and unexplored aspects to familiar terrain, and extend solid foundations developed in one area to less explored territories. The key requirement is that papers contribute to our understanding of social justice issues, either by deepening our understanding in established areas or by extending and challenging existing approaches to social justice – or both.

Submission details

Scholars may submit individual papers, paper symposia (including 3-4 individual papers and a discussant), and posters. For papers, a maximum 500-word abstract is required. For symposia, a maximum 250-word overview abstract is required, plus maximum 250-word abstracts for each individual paper. For posters, a maximum 250-word abstract is required.

Doctoral student consortium

Doctoral students are invited to apply for participation in the doctoral student consortium and research incubator by sending a cv, and research proposal.

Online format, and registration fees for current members

In order to encourage broad participation, in the face of hardships experienced by many higher education institutions as a result of the covid-19 epidemic, registration fees for the 2021 ISJR Conference will be waived for current ISJR members. See https://www.isjr.org/ for ISJR member categories and fees, and to become a member or renew your membership.

Key dates and deadlines

  • February 1, 2021 - Submission portal opens
  • April 1, 2021 - Deadline for submission of abstracts.
  • April 20, 2020 - Receive notification of acceptance of abstracts.
  • May 1, 2020 - Registration opens.
  • May 15, 2020 - Deadline for applications to the Doctoral Student Consortium. Decisions communicated by June 1, 2020.

Conference Information

For further inquiries, see: the conference website, http://isjr2021.org/, or please email contact@isjr2021.org.