Focus and Scope
The International Journal for Court Administration (IJCA or Journal) is an on-line journal that focuses on contemporary court administration and management. It provides a platform for the professional exchange of knowledge, experience and research in those areas for a diverse audience of professional practitioners and academics.
Its scope is international, and the editors welcome submissions from court officials, judges, justice ministry officials, academics and others whose professional, research projects, and interests lie in the practical aspects of the effective administration of justice. IJCA is an open access Journal, and its articles are subjected to a double blind peer review procedure. Please contact one of the co-managing editors if you are uncertain whether your research falls into these categories.
The International Journal for Court Administration is an initiative of the International Association for Court Administration (IACA).
The International Journal for Court Administration is published three times a year, with spring (April), Summer (August) and Autumn/Winter (December) issues. Occasionally, the editors will publish a special issue focusing on a specified range of topics. Suggestions for a special issue theme are encouraged and welcome. Please submit any such suggestions to the co-managing editors.
Open Access Policy
This Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge and improved understanding and familiarity with courts of law and their role in the effective administration of justice.
To ensure permanency of all publications, this Journal utilises CLOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.
The International Association for Court Administration (IACA) also archives Journal issues at its website: www.iaca.ws.
Abstracting and Indexing Services
IJCA is indexed in:
IJCA can be found in the following reference directories:
In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.
Authors are explicitly encouraged to deposit their article in their institutional repository.
The International Journal for Court Administration fully supports and encourages author self-archiving of all content. This journal is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO.
The ideas expressed by the respective authors in the articles do not necessarily represent the viewpoint or policies of the International Journal for Court Administration, its Editorial Board, or the institutions that publish it. On matters of policy, IACA speaks through its Executive board.
IJCA is the official journal of the International Association for Court Administration and is published as an Open Access journal
Currently IJCA is sponsored by Tyler Technologies whose support is gratefully acknowledged.
IJCA editors welcome contributions to support publication of the International Journal for Court Administration.
One means of support is through the purchase of advertising in the Journal.
In pursuit of its mission, the International Journal for Court Administration accepts responsible advertising from contractors, vendors, suppliers, and institutions that service the extended court, judicial and justice systems communities. Such service may be provided by way of funding, products, services, support, or developmental advice and consultation.
The Journal’s Executive and Co-Managing Editors reserve the right to refuse any advertising that detracts or may be reasonably perceived as detracting from the overall goals and objectives of the International Association for Court Administration and / or the International Journal for Court Administration. Advertising and banners submitted for consideration should convey and reflect professionalism and the intent to contribute toward the improvement in efficiency and function of court, judicial and justice systems and / or the officials and staff employed by them.
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The International Journal for Court Administration commenced publication in 2008 on the IACA website: http://www.iaca.ws/ijca-publications.html. It is the official professional publication of the International Association for Court Administration. The Journal's official website is www.iacajournal.org.