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Aims and scope

Aims and scope

Health & Justice is a fully open access, peer-reviewed journal presenting original experimental research and commentary on the area of health and well-being of people involved in the adult or juvenile justice system, including policy makers and practitioners. The journal fills a gap in the literature by encouraging interdisciplinary, translational science to explore possible ways of introducing health innovations in the justice system.

Health & Justice covers a broad array of research topics and is open to submissions from varied disciplines, including: public health, criminology and criminal justice, medical science, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, anthropology and the social sciences. We welcome original research, meta-analyses and systematic reviews, implementation science, study protocols and clinical practice guidelines, as well as commentary and perspectives on new and upcoming issues in the field.

Health & Justice aims for a broad reach, including researchers, justice practitioners, such as judges, prosecutors and defenders, probation officers, law-enforcement, treatment providers, plus mental health and medical personnel working with justice-involved individuals

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.388 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.954 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    12 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    210 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage
    946 Altmetric mentions