Justice Quarterly
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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. 

Aims:  Justice Quarterly seeks to publish the highest quality empirical and theoretical work addressing contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice.  We encourage submissions that inform the broader knowledge of the field either by advancing theory, addressing gaps in current knowledge and/or by providing methodologically sound evaluations of current and emerging practice.

Scope:   Although our focus is primarily on criminology and criminal justice we recognize the overlap of our substantive area with fields such as, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, public health, education, social welfare, urban development and economics.  Each piece submitted will be vetted by the editor/editors for general fit for the journal and, if approved, sent to peer reviewers for further consideration. 

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 2014 Impact Factor is 2.889, ranked 3/55 in the Criminology & Penology Category of the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index®. JQ’s 2014 5-year Impact Factor is 2.721.  
©2015 Thomson Reuters, 2015 Journal Citation Reports®

To access JQ online, please visit www.tandfonline.com/rjqy.


The JQ Editor

The current editors of Justice Quarterly (JQ) are Marvin Krohn and Bryanna Fox.  

Inquiries regarding manuscripts should be sent to:

Marvin Krohn
University of Florida, Sociology, Criminology, & Law
5706 NW 55th Lane
Gainesville, FL 32653
email: mkrohn@ufl.edu
phone: (518) 810-2838


The JQ Publisher

JQ is published by Routledge Journals under full editorial control of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.  The Journal is published seven times per annual volume.


Subscriptions to JQ

A FREE individual online subscription to JQ is an ACJS member benefit. Members and Institutional subscribers enjoy online access to current and past issues, beginning with Volume 1. 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.

Not a Member of ACJS?

To take advantage of this incredible member benefit, join ACJS as a Regular, Student, Retired, or Institutional member right away by clicking here. The 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 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.

Libraries must obtain Institutional Subscriptions through Routledge Journals. Libraries are not eligible for institutional membership in ACJS.


Orders and Remittances

All inquiries, orders, and remittances relating to renewals, subscriptions, reprint requests, orders for back issues, and advertising should be addressed to:

In the United States

Routledge Customer Services
Taylor & Francis Inc.
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+1 215 625 8900 (calls from overseas)
Email: subscriptions@tandf.co.uk




Outside the United States

T&F Customer Services
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5544
Fax: +44 (0)20 7017 5198
E-mail: subscriptions@tandf.co.uk

Reprint Requests and Back Issues

All inquiries and orders for reprints and back issues will be dealt with by Routledge Journals at the above addresses or to subscriptions@tandf.co.uk.

Please provide the below information when submitting your Reprint Requests to subscriptions@tandf.co.uk:



Justice Quarterly Electronic Submissions

Justice Quarterly accepts submissions via the web-based ScholarOne Manuscripts electronic-submission, peer review, and tracking system.  It allows authors to submit papers from around the world, needing only access to a web browser.  The 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.  To submit your article online, first read the instructions for authors, then visit: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rjqy.


Instructions for Authors

Editorial Policy
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.

Manuscript Submission
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.tandfonline.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 subscriptions@tandf.co.uk.

Clearing Permissions
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.