Social Justice involves the societal creation of fairness whereby individual rights are protected and realized, and all have access to opportunities, services, and resources. The enactment of social justice often involves a mindset of inclusivity and concepts of equity, access, equal privileges, diversity, and the protection and upholding of human rights. Ultimately, social justice aims to ensure that all individuals have the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilled life.
Consistent with our mission and vision, HPHR Journal places emphasis on social justice with the expectation that authors address this topic within their manuscripts. To facilitate this, we have provided authors with a checklist (please see below) describing components of social justice for possible incorporation. Not every checklist component is needed, but authors should ensure that some of these criteria are present before submission.