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Criminal Justice Review - Call For Submissions

The Criminal Justice Review is a quarterly scholarly journal dedicated to presenting a broad perspective on criminal justice issues. It focuses on any aspect of crime and the justice system, and can feature local, state or national concerns. Both qualitative and quantitative pieces are encouraged, providing that they adhere to standards of quality scholarship. 

As a peer-reviewed journal, we encourage the submission of articles, research notes, and commentaries that focus on crime and justice-related topics broadly defined. Five copies of manuscripts should be submitted in English, follow APA style, be double-spaced throughout, including references, tables and indented quotations, and cannot be under consideration by another publication.  An abstract not to exceed 200 words must be included with submissions. 

Send to:

Dean Dabney, Editor 
Criminal Justice Review  
Georgia State University 
Department of Criminal Justice 
P.O. Box 4018 
Atlanta, GA 30302-4018 
Phone: (404) 413-1039 
Fax: (404) 413-1030 
Email: ddabney@gsu.edu

Criminology and Criminology & Public Policy

The American Society of Criminology publishes two peer-reviewed journals, Criminology and Criminology & Public Policy. While each journal seeks to publish state-of-the-art research on important substantive issues, their individual publication focus following descriptions of each journal’s publication priorities are provided. Although inevitable overlap between the two journals is to be expected, we hope the descriptions below will prove helpful. To provide more guidance to authors in their manuscript submission decisions, the criminology and criminal justice:

  • It is committed to the study of crime, deviant behavior, and related phenomena as addressed in the social and behavioral sciences and the fields of law, criminal justice and history.
  • Its emphasis is upon empirical research and scientific methodology, with priority given to articles reporting original research.
  • It includes articles needed to advance criminology and criminal justice as a scientific discipline.

Criminology & Public Policy

  • Its central objective is to publish articles that strengthen the role of research in the development of criminal justice policy and practice.
  • It is committed to empirical studies that assess criminal justice policy or practice, and provide evidence-based support for new, modified, or alternative policies and practices.
  • Its emphasis is upon providing more informed dialogue about criminal justice policies and practices and the empirical evidence related to these policies and practices.
  • It includes articles needed to advance the relationship between criminological research and criminal justice policy and practice.

The American Society of Criminology's publications consist of the following: the journals, Criminology and Criminology & Public Policy, and the newsletter, The Criminologist.

In addition, the Crime and Justice Research Alliance (a joint initiative of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences) publishes a monthly newsletter, CJRA Newsletter.

Information on Permissions, Copies, and Back Issues


Criminology: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Current editors (through 2017 volume):

D. Wayne Osgood, Lead Editor   
Crime, Law and Justice/Sociology 
Pennsylvania State University 
211 Oswald Tower 
University Park, PA 16802  
814-867-4335 (Ph) 

Eric P. Baumer, Co-Editor 
Criminology and Criminal Justice 
Pennsylvania University  
1011 Oswoald Tower 
University Park, PA 16802 
814-863-5436 (Ph) 

Rosemary Gartner, Co-Editor 
Centre for Criminology &  
Scio-legal Studies 
University of Toronto  
14 Queen's Park Crescent West  
Toronto, ON M5S 3K9  
416-978-6438 x235 (Ph) 




Decisions for new manuscripts submitted is the responsibility of the incoming Criminology editorial team for the 2018-2020 volumes:

David McDowall, Lead Co-Editor   
School of Criminal Justice 
University at Albany 
Albany, NY 12222  
518-442-5225 (Ph) 

Janet L. Lauritsen, Co-Editor 
Criminology and Criminal Justice 
University of Missouri - St. Louis 
One University Boulevard 
St Louis, MO 63121 
314-516-5427 (Ph) 

Jody Miller, Co-Editor 
School of Criminal Justice 
Rutgers University 
123 Washington St Ste 555 
Center for Law & Justice  
Newark, NJ 07102  
937-353-1303 (Ph) 

Brian D. Johnson, Co-Editor 
Criminology and Criminal Justice 
University of Maryland  
2220K LeFrak Hall  
College Park, MD 20742  
301-405-4709 (Ph)  



Critical CriminologyAn International Journal 

Critical Criminology is the official journal of the Division of Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology. The journal deals with questions of social, political and economic justice. Critical Criminology is for academics and researchers with an interest in anarchistic, cultural, feminist, integrative, Marxist, peace-making, postmodernist and left-realist criminology. The journal does not limit the scope of the inquiry to state definitions of crime and welcomes work focusing on issues of social harm and social justice, including those exploring the intersecting lines of class, gender, race/ethnicity and heterosexism. The journal is of interest for all persons with an interest in alternative methodologies and theories in criminology, including chaos theory, non-linear analysis, and complex systems science as it pertains to the study of crime and criminal justice. The journal encourages works that focus on creative and cooperative solutions to justice problems, plus strategies for the construction of a more inclusive society.

Manuscripts should be approximately 6,000- 8,000 words (including tables, illustrations, notes and references). Please send four hard copies of manuscripts, as well as an electronic copy (on 3.5 diskette or on CD-ROM) to Dr. Shahid Alvi, editor-in-chief, faculty of criminology, Justice & Policy Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada L1H 7K4. 

Prior to submission, please access the following URL and follow the posted author’s guidelines: http://link.springer.com/journal/10612 (NOTE: this link will lead you to the Springer website with links to author instructions.)

For our colleagues outside the U.S. and Canada, electronic submission is available, and should be sent to: Shahid.alvi@uoit.ca.

For markets outside the U.S., please consider working with either Mark Israel, editor for the Pacific Rim (mark.israel@finders.edu.au) or Joanna Goodey, European Editor (jo.goodey@eumc.eu.int).

Our Book Review Editor, Mindy Bradley, is looking for book recommendations as well as individuals willing to review them. You may contact her at: mwbradl@uark.edu.

Feminist Criminology

 An innovative new journal dedicated to research related to women, girls, and crime within the context of a feminist critique of criminology – unveiled its premier issue in January 2006. Published quarterly by SAGE Publications as the official journal of the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology, this international publication focuses on research and theory that highlights the gendered nature of crime.

Submissions to Feminist Criminology should be sent directly to the editor via email at femcrim@utc.edu. In addition to submitting the manuscript, a $10.00 submission fee, made payable to the American Society of Criminology, should be mailed to: Helen Eigenberg, Ph.D. Editor, Feminist Criminology University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Criminal Justice Department 615 McCallie Avenue, Dept. 3203 Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598


Journal of Crime and Justice 

The Journal of Crime and Justice (JC&J), the official publication of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, is a triannual peer-reviewed journal featuring original scholarly work in the area of crime and criminal justice. JC&J welcomes quantitative and qualitative articles and theoretical commentaries. Special topic issues are also welcomed. Michael J. Leiber, is the editor at the University of South Florida. 

Current and forthcoming issues can be found at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RJCJ/ .  

Prospective authors should send a cover letter with contact information and the manuscript electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rjcj

Journal of Experimental Criminology 

The Journal of Experimental Criminology focuses on high quality experimental and quasi-experimental research in the development of evidence based crime and justice policy.  The journal is also committed to the advancement of the science of systematic reviews and experimental methods in criminology and criminal justice. The journal seeks empirical papers on experimental and quasi-experimental studies, systematic reviews on substantive criminal justice problems, and methodological papers on experimentation and systematic review. The journal encourages submissions from scholars in the broad array of scientific disciplines that are concerned with crime and justice problems.

For more information about the Journal of Experimental Criminology and for Authors’ Instructions, we kindly refer you to the journal homepage at http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/11292

For additional information please contact the editor-in-chief, Professor David Weisburd, at either The Hebrew University or University of Maryland:   
Institute of Criminology   
Faculty of Law   
The Hebrew University   
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905   

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice  
2220 LeFrak Hall  
University of Maryland  
College Park, Maryland  20742  

Please send your submissions to:  
Managing Editor:  
Mrs Rochelle Schnurr  

Journal of International and Transnational Crime 

We are pleased to call for articles for the inaugural issue of the Journal of International and Transnational Crime.  The initial issue will explore the range of crimes we will examine in greater depth in future editions.  We are looking for 2500-3500 word op-ed style essays describing, at a macro-level, the current challenges to U.S. security posed by these crimes.  We would like each essay to focus on a single transnational criminal issue.  This could include, but is not limited to:

•       national security crimes—espionage and/or illegal tech transfer/counter proliferation; 
•       money laundering, racketeering, and organized crime;  
•       narcotics and/or arms trafficking;  
•       transnational cybercrime;  
•       terrorism;  
•       human trafficking; 
•       genocide/crimes against humanity and the ICC 

Articles will be due by June 15, 2018 but we would like to lock in authors as soon as possible.  We invite you to forward this on to colleagues with appropriate research interests; graduate students and current or retired security/law enforcement officers are also welcome. Please contact me directly to express interest.

We will also publish a case study of an investigation on transnational organized crime.  It will be one that has already been adjudicated so we can get the best access to case materials.  We are looking for volunteers to work on this case study—let me know if you or one of your colleagues/students might be interested in that project. 

Gabriel C. Lajeunesse, J.D.                                                                            
Assistant Professor 
School of National Services 
International Law Research Fellow                                                            
Director, Prg. on Int’l./Trans. Crime 
Norwich University 


Journal of Quantitative Criminology 

The Journal of Quantitative Criminology(JQC) publishes papers that use quantitative techniques to address substantive, methodological, or evaluative topics in criminology and criminal justice.  While some articles are at the forefront of quantitative methodology, others apply familiar methods to substantively important topics.  JQC emphasizes the use of sound quantitative methods, not methodological sophistication for its own sake. Persons interested in submitting their work to JQC should send four copies of their manuscript to:

Journal of Quantitative Criminology  
School of Criminal Justice  
University at Albany  
State University of New York  
Albany, NY  12222

Style guidelines and a sample copy are available at the Journal's web  
site:  http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/10940.

Justice Research and Policy   
The Journal of the Justice Research and Statistics Association

Justice Research and Policy is a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal that strives to bridge the gap between criminal justice researchers and practitioners.  We welcome manuscripts that relate to some aspect of applied criminal justice research, program evaluation, or data analysis.  The peer-review process normally takes three to four months. 
Suggested Topics

The impact of programs and policies on problems in the criminal and juvenile justice systems

Research or data analysis that has influenced the passage of legislation or resulted in changes in policies in federal, state, and local agencies

The development of new analytical approaches and their application to justice issues

The improvement of data systems

Research or analysis that has provided a basis for the development of new programs

Analysis of issues that has had a demonstrable effect on policymakers or programs 

JRP only considers original, unpublished manuscripts not under review by other journals. Manuscripts should be 20 to 30 pages in length, double-spaced, and include an abstract of 50-100 words. We prefer graphics in either jpeg or tiff files, placed at the end of the manuscript, along with any tables, with call-outs in the text to indicate placement. References and citations as well as general manuscript format should conform to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

JRP considers three types of articles:

·     Research Articles should contain a literature review, description of the methodology, description of results, and a conclusion. The relevance of the findings to the formation of policy should be specifically addressed.

·     Policy Articles should contain a statement of the problem that prompted the investigation, a review of other policy or practice concerned with the same issue, and a description of the steps taken to understand and solve the problem. A conclusion should address the implications of the findings and/or the impact of the investigation on policy. References may or may not be needed.

·     Research Notes are brief articles with a smaller focus. Literature reviews are not necessarily required, although some background to place the research in context is needed.


Please send all manuscripts and questions to Nancy Michel, at nmichel@jrsa.org.

Nancy Michel  
Justice Research and Statistics Association 
777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 801  
Washington, DC 20002


Victims and Offenders 

Victims & Offenders is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the dissemination of new research, policies and practices related to both victimization and offending throughout the life course. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers—both in the United States and internationally—from a wide range of disciplines (criminal justice, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, public health, and social work) to publish articles that examine issues from a variety of perspectives in a unique, interdisciplinary forum. We are interested in both quantitative and qualitative research, systematic, evidence-based reviews, and articles that focus on theory development related to offenders and victims. The journal is published quarterly.

Victims & Offenders receives all manuscript submissions electronically via the ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: 
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/UVAO . ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via http://scholarone.com/services/support/ . If you have any other requests please contact the journal’s editor, Professor James Byrne, at profbyrne@hotmail.com or the managing editor, Dr. William Wood, at w.wood@griffith.edu.au


Women & Criminal Justice

Women & Criminal Justice is the only periodical devoted specifically to scholarly interdisciplinary and international research on all concerns related to women and criminal justice. It provides scholars with a single forum devoted to this critical specialty area in the fields of criminal justice, human rights, law, politics, sociology, social work, and women’s studies. Both qualitative and quantitative studies are welcomed, as are studies that test theories about women as victims, professionals, and offenders. 
The journal is refereed and features original research articles from academicians and professionals in the field that reflect its interdisciplinary and international focus, such as:

·     cross-cultural studies on gender, race, ethnicity, and criminal justice

·     socio-legal and historical studies on gender and crime and victimization

·     gender studies on women professionals

·     theory pertaining to women and criminal justice

·     women and the law

·     women in crime and punishment literature

·     women as victims of rape, incest, battering, stalking, and sexual harassment

·     women and human trafficking

·     implications of legally mandated change for professionals, victims, and offenders

·     juvenile females in the criminal justice system

·     women in criminal justice professions, including academia

·     incarcerated women (legal rights, programs, pregnancy, AIDS, children of incarcerated women, aged and infirm, women on death row)

·     legal restraints on improving the conditions for women in the criminal justice system

·     international efforts to respond to the needs of women in the criminal justice system.

Women & Criminal Justice periodically presents commentaries where authors exchange ideas and discuss methodological issues and present reports of ongoing research and research findings. A summary of the laws and court cases that pertain to women will also be presented. Special thematic issues have cov- ered such topics as the criminalization of a woman’s body; women and domestic violence; human sex trafficking; and, dating violence. A special issue on women, punishment and mental health is currently in process. 
Women & Criminal Justice receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wwcj. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via http://scholarone.com/services/support/ . If you have any other requests please contact Frances P. Bernat, the journal’s editor, at frances.bernat@tamiu.edu 
Please note that Women & Criminal Justice uses CrossCheck™ software to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to Women & Criminal Justice you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes. 
. Text should be readable copy for the purposes of peer review in a serif typeface (preferably Times Roman) at a font no smaller than 11 points (12 point is preferred). Manuscript text should be double spaced with margins of at least one inch all around the page. In addition to the main text, every submission must include (1) title page, (2) an abstract, (3) a reference list, and any (4) notes, (5) tables, or (6) figures mentioned in the text on separate pages. Authors should note that most published articles are about 25 pages (200 words per page) in length. Please organize your paper so that the elements are gathered in this order: title page, abstract, text, references, notes, figures, and tables. Your paper should not place figures and tables where they are discussed in the text, rather make a notation in the text as to where the table or figure would appear (e.g., Table 1 about here). 
Title page. Title page should include your manuscript’s full title, the names and affiliations of all authors in the order that they are to appear, and the contact information for the lead author. 
Your abstract page should have your manuscript’s title (without author information) and should be as close to 100 words as possible. It should include your research question or puzzle, identify your data, and give some indication of your findings. Your abstract is likely to be sent by email to potential readers; giving an accurate and efficient statement of your project is likely to increase your chances of enlisting their aid. Unfocused, verbose abstracts may make it harder to place your paper with referees.