IJCJSD Top ranked Law Journal in Scimago rankings


The Editorial team are very pleased to announce that the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is now in the top quartile (Quartile 1) in the subject category, ‘LAW’ in the Scimago rankings  - and the only Australian journal in the Law categoryThe Journal is the only Law journal from the Global South in this quartile.

Internationally, the Journal is ranked 10th in the top 100 open access Law journals, and 1st in the Pacific Region.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

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Online First

  • Thiago Pierobom de Ávila, Gisella Lopes Gomes Pinto Ferreira
  • Ryan Thorneycroft, Nicole L Asquith
  • Caroline Doyle, Karen Gardner, Karen Wells
  • Oanh Nguyen, Toi Le
  • Clare Farmer
  • Sandra Walklate, Kate Fitz-Gibbon
  • José Fernando Flórez
  • Victoria Maria Nagy, Georgina Rychner
  • José A. Brandariz
  • Jen Rinaldi, Olga Marques

Current Issue

Vol. 9 No. 4 (2020): International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
Published: 2020-12-01
Guest Editorial: State Violence - Practices and Responses
  • Tobia Fattore, Kate Gleeson
Special Issue: State Violence - Practices and Responses
  • Phil Scraton
  • Deena Haydon
  • Kate Gleeson
  • Joanne Faulkner
  • Anthea Vogl, Elyse Methven
  • George Newhouse, Daniel Ghezelbash, Alison Whittaker
  • Rebecca Scott Bray
  • Tobia Fattore, Jan Mason
  • Elena Faccio, Matteo Mazzucato, Antonio Iudici
  • Kim Lah, Anthony Collins
  • James Gacek
  • Anna Gjika, Alison J Marganski
  • Nathan Stephens Griffin
  • Barbara Perry, Davut Akca, Fatih Karakus, Mehmet Fatih Bastug
Book Reviews
  • Jace Valcore
  • Anna Sergi

The Journal invites 6-8000 word original submissions. Authors are asked to register, read the author guidelines, and agree to the ethics statement before submission. Peer review is usually 4-6 weeks.

In 2015, the Journal met the Scopus evaluation as a high quality international journal and is currently ranked in the Q1 quartile for LAW

International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is included in:

  • Scopus - the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature
  • ARC Excellence in Research Australia
  • Australian Policy Online (APO) - open access knowledge hub and information service providing easy access to policy and practice research and resources
  • AustLII - online free-access resource for Australian legal information, AustLII is a joint facility of the UTS and UNSW Faculties of Law
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Chief Editors: Professors Kerry Carrington and John Scott, QUT Centre for Justice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia

Editor: Dr David Rodríguez Goyes, University of Oslo, Norway

Book Reivew Editors: Dr Danielle Watson, QUT and Associate Professor Marinella Marmo, Flinders University

Journal Manager: Tracy Creagh, Office for Scholarly Communication, QUT