Justice Quarterly Electronic Submissions
As of September 15th 2007, Justice Quarterly began accepting manuscripts via the Manuscript Central electronic-submission system. Manuscript Central is a web-based peer review system, set up by ScholarOne, to move the process online. It allows authors to submit papers from around the world, needing only access to a web browser. The Manuscript Central system enables the Editorial Office to manage articles electronically and to give the relevant reviewers access to those articles online for completion of their reviews. In summary, Manuscript Central moves the whole peer review process online. The URL is http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rjqy. For instructions on how to use Manuscript Central click here.
About Justice Quarterly:
Justice Quarterly (ISSN 0741-8825) is an official journal of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). JQ is a refereed, multi-disciplinary journal featuring articles that address issues of crime and criminal justice. JQ provides articles using a range of qualitative and quantitative research. JQ is a premier journal and it continues to be a major forum for crime-related scholarship, making it an essential part of any library's holdings.
JQ is abstracted or indexed in Social Sciences Citation Index, ISI Alerting Services, Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, Abstracts in Criminology and Penology, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Criminal Justice Periodical Index, NCJRS, Uncover, Violence and Abuse Abstracts, Sage Public Administration Abstracts, Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts, and Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts.
Justice Quarterly’s 2008 5-year Impact Factor was 1.922, ranking 7th of 31 journals in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index – Criminology and Penology Category. The 2007 5-year Impact Factor was 1.758 and ranked 4th of 29 journals. JQ’s 2008 standard Impact Factor was 1.325, ranking it 9th of 31. For information concerning the Impact Factor see http://isiwebofknowledge.com/products_tools/analytical/jcr/.
The JQ Editor:
The current editor of Justice Quarterly (JQ) is Dr. Cassia Spohn (Editorial Term: September 2010-September 2013; for the 2010-2012 issues).
Inquiries Regarding Manuscripts should be sent to the Editor.
(Guidelines for Authors are at the bottom of this page.)
Dr. Cassia Spohn, Editor
Arizona State University
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 600l
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The JQ Publisher:
JQ is published by Routledge Journals under full editorial control of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The Journal is published six times per annual volume.
Subscriptions to JQ:
Individual online subscriptions to JQ and JCJE are a benefit of membership in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. ACJS Members and institutional subscribers enjoy online access from Volume 1 of both journals. The online subscription for ACJS members also provides access to articles that are in line for publication through iFirst and a mechanism whereby members can obtain electronic notification as new articles and issues are published to the online system.
Membership to ACJS is available at https://www.acjs.org/signup. ACJS institutional membership is reserved for institutions of higher education offering a bona fide two-year, four-year, or graduate criminal justice/criminology degree program or with a criminal justice/criminology research institute. Institutional members shall designate one member of their faculty or administration as a regular member. This designee receives the member online subscription. When a university’s organizational system includes multiple campuses, each campus must individually apply for institutional membership if it houses a separately administered program or institute.
To access JQ online, please visit www.informaworld.com/RJQY.
Libraries must obtain Institutional Subscriptions through Routledge Journals. Libraries are not eligible for institutional membership in ACJS.
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Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts – Instructions for Authors
Justice Quarterly is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on issues of crime and justice. We welcome articles from authors trained in all disciplines applying various methodologies to the study of crime and the justice system.
Justice Quarterly will consider only original manuscripts not published previously or currently under consideration.
All submissions should be made online at Justice Quarterly’s Manuscript Central site (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rjqy ). New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre.
Authors should prepare and upload two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second document, all information identifying the author should be removed from files to allow them to be sent anonymously to referees. When uploading files, authors will then be able to define the non-anonymous version as “File not for review.”
The review process normally takes less than 12 weeks. Your manuscript should be double-spaced, preferably less than 40 pages (including tables, references, and appendices), and conform to APA format.
Free Article Access
Corresponding authors can receive 50 free reprints, free online access to their article through the publisher’s website (www.informaworld.com), and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Complimentary reprints are available through Rightslink and additional reprints can be ordered through Rightslink when proofs are received. If you have questions, please contact the publisher’s reprints department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders to reproduce in both print and online form those illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Permission must be obtained before submission to the publisher. The acknowledgment should be added to the typescript and the source and copyright of photographs or figures credited in the accompanying captions.
It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the material elsewhere after publication providing that prior permission is obtained from Taylor & Francis Group Ltd. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. To view the “Copyright Transfer Frequently Asked Questions” please visit http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/copyright.asp