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The International Journal of Roma Studies (IJRS) is an Open Access journal aimed at the publication of excellent research conducted on Roma constituencies from all around the world. The term Roma is used to refer to Roma, Sinti, Kale and related groups in Europe, including Travellers and the Eastern groups (Dom and Lom), and covers the wide diversity of the groups concerned, including persons who identify themselves as "Gypsies". IJRS welcomes empirically based research papers, broader reviews as well as theoretical reflections that contribute to the advancement of the existing scientific knowledge on Roma from a wide range of disciplines. Particularly, the journal will serve as a platform to publish cutting edge and innovative research in the field of Romani Studies that contributes to addressing the needs and problems affecting Roma groups, while moving beyond exclusionary perspectives both objectifying and essentializing of Roma people. Contributions might be conducted from a wide range of methodologies: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Specially valued will be those works conducted from dialogic based research methodologies which promote Roma participation.
IJRS review process will strictly follow a rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and posterior two anonymous referees. Thus, IJRS requires all papers to strictly meet the international ethical standards as contemplated by international professional organizations.
This scientific journal is a multilingual Journal which will be publishing articles in English, Spanish and French, and it will be published three times by year.