About the Journal

We announce that the International Journal of Roma Studies (IJRS) will no longer be published. After five years of dedicated service, the editorial board and Hipatia Press have made the decision to cease operations. We express our sincere gratitude to all editorial board members, contributors, reviewers, and readers who have supported IJRS, especially thanks to the Hipatia Press team for all the support received. Over the years, the journal has played a vital role in making visible high-quality research on Romani Studies and connected fields, contributing to its goal of disseminating research with high social and political impact. Published articles will remain available in our online archive for reference.


Established in 2019 as The International Journal of Roma Studies (IJRS; ISSN: 2462-425X). IJRS particularly focuses on the analysis of the intersections and patterns of discriminations suffered by Ethnic minorities in general and the Roma in particular, as well as those strategies to reverse them. 

IJRS is an Open Access journal that welcomes empirically based research articles, broader reviews as well as theoretical reflections that contribute to the advancement of the existing scientific knowledge on Ethnic minorities, with a special focus on Roma constituencies, from different disciplines (from sociology, ethnic and cultural studies, anthropology, linguistics, political science, among others).

Particularly, the journal will serve as a platform to publish cutting edge and innovative research in the field of Ethnic  and Roma Studies that contributes to addressing the needs and problems affecting ethnic minorities, while moving beyond exclusionary perspectives both objectifying and essentializing minorities. 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 the participation of researched communities themselves, and which deepen in the analysis of those elements that allow ethnic groups to organize and thus exert their human agency. 

The 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 is published two times a year (May and November).

Current Issue

Vol. 5 No. 2 (2023): November
Published: 2023-11-15
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