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Focus and Scope

The Journal of Social Inclusion (JoSI) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that will contribute to current knowledge and understanding of the social processes that marginalise individuals, families and communities.

The journal provides an accessible forum for informed critical debate on the issue of social inclusion in the form of:

  • editorials

  • peer-reviewed scholarly articles 

  • conference papers

  • commentary

  • book reviews

  • photo essays.

Journal of Social Inclusion (JoSI) will present both an Australian and a broader international perspective, from a wide range of methodological and theoretical points of departure. 

This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Social Inclusion (JoSI) is published bi-annually. Publication of the journal commenced in April 2010.

The journal uses a rolling submission process, so there are no specific deadlines. Submissions are welcomed at any time and will be processed as they are received. However, in order to be considered for a specific issue, submissions should be received approximately three months prior to publication date.

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.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Archiving Policy

The Journal of Social Inclusion has been selected for preservation and is currently being regularly archived by the National Library of Australia in PANDORA (Preserving and Accessing Networked Documentary Resources of Australia).

Furthermore, it is indexed by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Google, Google Scholar, Trove, NLA (National Library of Australia), Central Discovery Index (CDI) for Summon, Primo discovery services, SHERPA RoMEO, UlrichsWeb and Web of Science Emerging Sources Citations Index (ESCI).


“What I think this journal is going to have to do is to try not only to record the issues of inclusion and exclusion, but to try to influence and chart the way ahead.

It will take time to get it from the pages of the journal into the policies of the major political parties, and into action by the bureaucracy.

But ideas are very powerful engines and once you lay them down, collect them and get the data, and collect it and present it, it can burrow away at the national consciousness and make a difference.”
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, launching JoSI in 2010.

The Journal of Social Inclusion (JoSI) is a peer-reviewed academic journal which contributes to current knowledge and understanding of the social processes that marginalise individuals, families and communities.

The journal is published bi-annually under the guidance of an International Editorial Advisory Board.  The Journal of Social Inclusion is an initiative of the School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University.
The journal is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science).

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