About the Journal

Sortuz (ISSN 1988-0847) seeks to create a virtual, but real space, that strengthens the emerging community around the relations between law and society through the publication of quality research. Indeed, the community of scholars that year by year meet, discuss and grow in IISL facilities may find in this journal an additional chance to share and discuss, their knowledge and findings. However, Sortuz is also meant as a place of meeting to widen the reach of the Oñati community to those who do not have a previous involvement with the IISL. Remaining committed as well with the wide and inclusive perspective of socio-legal studies promoted by the IISL.


Current Issue

Vol. 12 No. 1 (2022): Call for Papers: Race, Gender, Violence and Violation of Rights: Intersections in the 21st Century
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Dear colleagues, 


The Editorial Team of Sortuz: Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-Legal Studies is excited to announce a Special Issue of Sortuz: Race, Gender, Violence and Violation of Rights: Intersections in the 21st Century. We hope to gather contributions from young scholars on a topic of intense relevance to contemporaneity: the impacts of discrimination on social inequality, people’s access to justice and exposition to violence.  With this special issue, we aim to give visibility to what the new generation of socio-legal scholars has to say on the topic.

We invite you to participate with a submission. For this issue, Sortuz is welcoming articles that discuss minority rights and lawfare, gender and racial discrimination or violence, penal selectivity, feminist legal theory, critical race theory, decolonial approaches to law, and related topics. 

The deadline for inclusion in the Special Issue is 1 November 2021. Submissions should be made on the regular platform (https://opo.iisj.net/index.php/sortuz/about/submissions). If you are interested in submitting a paper, please bear these requirements in mind: 

  • Papers must be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length; shorter or longer papers can be accepted if the length is justified; 
  • Papers must include a title an, optionally, a subtitle; an abstract of no more than 200 words; a few key words; and a division in sections and subsections. They must end with some Conclusions. 
  • Sortuz follows the Harvard referencing style; please observe this in your paper. 
  • English, Spanish, or Portuguese are the preferred languages; if the paper is not written in English, please provide a translation into English of the title (and subtitle), abstract, and key words. 
  • Sortuz strongly advocates for intergenerational collaborations, therefore, papers can be coauthored by a senior and a junior scholar. In the case of papers with more than one author, one or more of the authors should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Sociology, or a related discipline; or be enrolled or interested in a Master’s degree in these disciplines. A case-by-case decision will be made if needed. 

Our journal is indexed in Dialnet, DICE, Latindex 2.0, and Sherpa-Romeo, among others. Feel free to browse the website and to read more about the journal policies here: http://opo.iisi.net/index.php/sortuz/about/editorialPolicies#custom0, Should you have any questions, contact our managing editor Leire Kortabarria (l.kortabarria@iisj.es).  



Ivan Daldoss, Julia Maia Goldani, Izabela Zonato & Leire Kortabarria 

Published: 2021-07-23
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