International Journal of Education for Social Justice

The International Journal of Education for Social Justice is an academic journal peer-reviewed and edited by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in collaboration with the research group Educational Change for Social Justice (GICE) of the UAM and the Iberoamerican School Effectiveness and Improvement Research Network (RINACE). The journal was born in October 2012 due to the need to have a channel for the dissemination of quality research that understands Education as an engine of social transformation.

The aims of the journal are:

  • Collaborate in the diffusion of educational research based on this topic.
  • Promote the application of results obtained in research in order to achieve the improvement of educational systems, schools and classrooms in terms of Social Justice.
  • Stimulate the development of further quality research in education related to this topic.
  • Collaborate in the debate on contemporary educational research and social justice in education.


The International Journal of Education for Social Justice publishes unpublished and original manuscript related to Social Justice and its implications in all educational levels written in Spanish, Portuguese or English. Articles that may be:

  • Empirical research based on different methodological techniques and focused on diverse disciplinary fields (Education, Psychology, Sociology, Economy, History, etc.) all related to Social Justice in Education.
  • High quality literature reviews (especially meta-analysis).
  • Descriptions of different experiences related to Social Justice in Education.
  • Theoretical articles on education for social change.
  • Texts reviews of books, articles or any other type of contribution related to the topics of the journal.