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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The author/s have read the Journal's policies, specifically the Editorial policy, the Ethics and Malpractice Statement and the Journal’s Copyright notice. These all ensure the submission has not been previously published in full or in part (including via a conference), nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). Where a paper extends an earlier published work, please make this explicit in your submission. All articles submitted to the Journal will be subject to checks for plagiarism using iThenticate - plagiarism detection software.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word. Please do not upload PDFs
  • All information or text that could identify the author/s (and their institution/s) has been removed for the 'anonymous' version of the submission. Please note - de-identification means the identity of the author/s and the institution/s must be removed (or replaced in the text with a marker such as 'XXX')
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. An additional document should be uploaded with figures and/or images displayed independent of the text to assist with layout editing. Please consult guidelines for information on figures/images and illustrations.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and complies with the Harvard referencing system.
  • Any URLs in the body of the submission or in the reference list have been checked as active.
  • Attempted to include Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) where possible in the reference list. This Journal uses CrossRef - a reference linking service. Submissions will be returned if there is no attempt to include a DOI that pre-exists for a journal article reference
  • The submission has been proof-read and edited in a professional way and is believed to be publication-ready.

Author Guidelines

Please download Author Guidelines

MANUSCRIPTS

Process

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have adhered to the following guidelines for presentation.

  1. Register as an Author first.
  2. Manuscripts should be uploaded electronically, using one of the preferred formats: Microsoft Word or compatible word document.
  3. To ensure anonymity in the review process, remove names of authors or institutions in the abstract and body of the manuscript.
  4. Details for all authors should be provided when you register to submit your article under metadata. You should provide details including academic position and affiliation, a short biography, URL to your home page (if applicable), email, mailing address and telephone numbers.  A short bio is important as once published, these details are displayed on the abstract page of the Journal. You may also include an ORCID ID

Style

  1. Articles should be between 6,000-8,000 words in length. An exact word length should be indicated at the beginning of the manuscript. Articles longer than 8,000 words (including abstract, appendices and references) may not be considered for review and publication.
  2. Authors are reminded that the Journal’s focus is broad and international, and manuscripts should be written with this in mind. Do not assume that 'local' events, activities, laws, legislation, and so on will be at the forefront or even in the knowledge bank of our eclectic mix of readers from other nations.
  3. The manuscript should also include an abstract of no more than 150
  4. Please also include three to six key words.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

The IJCJSD’s book review editor, Dr Bridget Harris, invites scholars to review books.

Reviews should not be descriptive or summarise content, but provide a critical evaluation and/or analysis of the book and its contribution to the field. It is not just about the ‘what?’, but also about the ‘so what?’ factor of the book. Reviews should be written for a non-specialist audience and outline the strengths and any weaknesses of the book, taking into account the author/s aims in writing the book and supporting any evaluation of the book with relevant evidence. In evaluating the contribution of the book you might consider the thesis and/or purpose of the book, authors expertise, relationship of the book with other work in its field, use of evidence, its intended audience, its scope and structure. A typical structure for a book review consists of introduction, background information, summary of the books main points, evaluation of the book and conclusion.

Book reviews are a maximum of 1,200 words and are generally not less than 900 words in length.

Please format reviews as follows:

  • Double spaced
  • 12 times new roman point font
  • Save manuscript as a word document
  • Avoid use of citations and footnotes
  • Number all pages

 Submit book reviews through the Journal website, via https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/

At the top of the review, please provide the following information:

  • book author/s,
  • publication date,
  • title,
  • publisher,
  • place of publication,
  • page numbers,
  • cost,
  • ISBN.

Reviewers name, affiliation, a short biography and contact details should also be provided.

BOOK REVIEW ESSAYS - PEER REVIEWED

The Journal will now accept for consideration for publication, book review essays of up to 6-8000 words. They need to be innovative, original and add to the existing body of knowledge of relevance to the journal themes. These will be subject to the same peer review as articles published in the Journal. They need to be original, innovative and add to knowledge related to key themes of the Journal. 

REFERENCING

Referencing in the manuscript should follow the standard Harvard style:

General referencing ‘rules’

  1. If there are more than three authors, the first name followed by ‘et al.’ is permissible in the text but all the authors’ names should be spelt out in full in the reference list.
  2. Up to three authors may be listed. If more are provided, then list the first three authors and represent the rest by et al. Fewer authors followed by et al. is also acceptable.
  3. All references in the text and notes must be specified by the authors’ last names and date of publication together with page numbers if direct quotations are used (for example, Currie 2010: 50-51).
  4. Do not use ibid., op. cit., infra., supra. Instead, show the subsequent citation of the same source in the same way as the first.
  5. Where et al. is used in textual citations, this should always be upright and not using italics.
  6. Enclose within a single pair of parentheses a series of references, separated by semicolons (for example, Carrington 2010; Walters 2003).
  7. Please order alphabetically by author surname.
  8. Use endnotes, not footnotes.

The reference list

The reference list should be included at the end of the manuscript. Please provide DOIs for all journal articles that have them. This is a requirement for all open access journals and required under the Harvard style

The following styles are to be used for the reference list:

Book:

Young R (1990) White Mythologies: Writing History and the West. London: Routledge.

Book chapter:

Goldsmith A (2006) Crimes across borders. In Goldsmith A, Israel M and Daly K (eds) Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology: 219-225. Sydney: Law Book Co.

Journal article:

Aas F (2012) The earth is one but the world is not: Criminological theory and its geopolitical divisions. Theoretical Criminology 16(1): 5-20. DOI: 10.1177/1362480611433433.

Dirlik A (1994) The postcolonial aura: Third world criticism in the age of global capitalism. Critical Inquiry 20: 328-356.

Journal article published ahead of print:

Bakalis C (2017) The victims of hate crime and the principles of the criminal law. Legal Studies. Epub ahead of print 5 June 2017. DOI: 10.1111/lest.12171.Website:

National Center for Professional Certification (2002) Factors Affecting Organizational Climate and Retention. Available at www.cwla.org./programmes/triechmann/2002fbwfiles (accessed 10 July 2010).

Thesis/dissertation
Webb R (2003) Maori and Crime. PhD Thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Figures and Tables

Illustrations, charts and tables should be used sparingly. If included, they should be numbered and clearly referenced in the text. They can be in colour or black and white. Tables and figures should be legible at a width not greater than 16cm.

On submission, they should be placed at their preferred location in the manuscript (for example, Figure 1 about here) and also in a separate file to assist with layout editing. For tables, the title should be above and the source below; for figures (illustrations and charts), the title and source should be below. Tables or charts created using Excel should also be sent as Excel files (in addition to the layout in Word).

 

Please download Author Guidelines

For all queries, please contact the Managing Editor Dr Alison McIntosh alison.mcintosh@qut.edu.au

 

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