Resolution: Call for contributions

The RJC’s quarterly magazine, Resolution, explores some of the key debates in restorative practice and provides examples of restorative practice in action. Over the past year we have attracted a range of interesting and insightful contributors who have written about some of the key innovations and debates in the restorative practice field.

The most effective way of raising awareness of and support for restorative justice is by telling the stories of those who have benefitted from it. Our members have put us in touch with the people whose cases they have facilitated. These compelling, real-life stories are key to our work in raising the profile of restorative practice in the media and with the public.

Contributions can relate to academic research, policy development or practice and should be accessible for a wide audience of readers. We are not only interested in the application of restorative justice/practice within the criminal justice system but other areas, such as health, school, and our communities are also welcomed.

Contributions can include practice articles, case studies and research articles.

Practice articles:

Thought pieces, best practice articles, new approaches, technologies and techniques, research reports, legal and regulatory updates, and other contributions written by practitioners. All practice articles must address the following questions: What has worked? Why has it worked? What lessons were learned? How could it be done elsewhere?

Articles should be 1,500 to 2,000 words in length.

Case Studies:

All case studies must address the following questions: What has worked? Why has it worked? What lessons were learned? How could it be done elsewhere?

Articles should be 1,500 to 2,000 words in length.

Research articles:

Contributions which explore new models, theories and applied research in data protection and/or privacy issues. Research papers must have clear implications for professionals and business practice.

Research papers should be around 3,000 words in length.

With all contribution types, we would encourage you to include pictures, drawings, cartoons, or any other image.


Guidelines to the authors

  • Length of the paper should be 1500-3000 words
  • Contributions should be submitted in a Word document containing
    • Title (max 60 characters including spaces)
    • Attention getter, summarising the article (max 260 characters including spaces)
    • Main points of the article summarised as 3 short sentences in bullet points (max 100 characters per sentence including spaces)
    • Main article divided in different paragraphs including introduction and conclusion: after each paragraph (about 500 words) include a caption (for an image/ illustration) or a quotation (e.g. highlight of the text)
    • References (if any)
    • Biography of the author (max 50 words) and, if you wish, photo (portrait format)
    • Images/ illustrations are to be submitted in JPG entitled with the caption as referred in the text.


Do you have a story to share?

We are now accepting submissions for the January 2022 edition of Resolution Magazine.

We are looking for articles that deal with:

  • Overcoming inequality & adversity through restorative justice
  • Evidencing the effectiveness of restorative justice/ practice
  • New and innovative examples of practice which are breaking new ground
  • Restorative practice in our communities

Articles can also include reviews of policy developments, research findings, project outcomes or case studies.

Deadline for the contributions for the next publication: 22 December 2021

All enquiries should be directed to and submissions sent to Jim Simon at

In addition to the Resolution Magazine, a selection of the submissions can be published on our Resolution Online blog from February 2022.