New Milestone for IJCJSD


The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy (IJCJSD) has reached another milestone – hitting one million article abstract views.

Launched in 2013, the Journal seeks to publish critical research about common challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world and is committed to democratising quality knowledge production and dissemination. 

The peer reviewed, open access journal publishes four issues per year and is indexed widely in major databases including Scopus, Web of Science and DOAJ – the main database for open access journals. There are no article processing charges (APCs) and authors maintain copyright with all articles licenced under Creative Commons.

This year, IJCJSD was awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal.  The SEAL is awarded to journals that demonstrate best practice in open access publishing. Of the 16,359 journals indexed by DOAJ, only 9% have the seal. 

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Current Issue : Vol. 10 No. 3 (2021): International Journal for Crime Justice and Social Democracy

Published: 2021-09-01

Guest Editorial V10 I3 2021

  • Authors:Maartje van der Woude , Richard Staring

Special Issue: Transforming Borders and the Discretionary Politics of Migration

  • Authors:Barbara Oomen, Moritz Baumgärtel, Sara Miellet, Tihomir Sabchev, Elif Durmuş


  • Authors:Charlotte Barlow, Sandra Walklate, Kelly Johnson

Book Reviews

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.

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
  • DOAJ– an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals
  • EBSCO– EBSCOhost Research Databases
  • Google Scholar– a database that indexes websites and files of a scholarly nature
  • Informit - database of expert-curated, peer-reviewed content on education, law, business, health, humanities and Indigenous culture
  • Paperity– a multidisciplinary aggregator of open access journals and papers
  • ProQuest –world’s largest, multidisciplinary full-text database
  • Trove(National Library of Australia) - an aggregation of metadata, and a growing repository of full text digital resources originally published and made publicly available in Australia
  • Ulrichsweb- Ulrich's™ is an authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,00 periodicals of all types academic and scholarly journals
  • Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index)- the world's largest collection of research data, publications, and patents.


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