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Focus and Scope

The International Journal for Court Administration (IJCA) is an on-line journal which 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 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 the editors if you are not sure whether your research falls into these categories.

The International Journal for Court Administration has been acepted for listing in Scopus and SSRN.

The International Journal for Court Administration is an initiative of the  International Association for Court Administration (IACA).


Publication Frequency

The International Journal for Court Administration is published twice a year with a summer and a winter issue, June and December.  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, and may be submitted to the 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.


Archiving Policy

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 the issues at its website: www.iaca.ws.


Abstracting and Indexing Services

IJCA is indexed in:

Scopus, SSRN, DOAJ, JournalTocs, Google Scholar and Ebsco Legal Source that provides full-text coverage of the world's most respected scholarly law journals.

IJCA can be found in the following reference directories:

BASE search, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, Genamics/Journalseek, Ulrich's periodicals Directory

All journal content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

If the Journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing uopen-journals@uu.nl or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

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.


Disclaimer

The ideas expressed by the respective authors in the articles do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the International Journal for Court Administration, its Editorial Board, or the institutions that publish it.


Journal Sponsorship

Publisher

IJCA is the journal of the International Association for Court Administration and is published as an Open Access journal at Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (www.uopenjournals.org)

Sponsors

Currently IJCA is sponsored by Cisco Systems


We are most happy with their support!

Sources of Support

Utrecht School of Law, Utrecht University has allowed us to engage the chair for Justice Administration and Judicial organisation in the journal organisation The USA District Court for the Middle District of Florida has allowed us to use the services of its Web Design Engineer & Videoconference Administrator

 

The 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.


Advertisement Policy

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 products, services, support, or developmental advice and consultation.

The Journal’s Executive and 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.

For more infomation read our Advertising pages


History

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.

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