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ACJS Today is the official online journal for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and is sent out electronically to over 2,500 academics and criminal justice practitioners.  Five issues are published every year.  It is the perfect venue for scholars wishing to showcase work which highlights substantive criminal justice and criminological issues.  One of the major benefits of publishing in ACJS Today is that the review process is extremely efficient.  In most cases, it is quite possible for an article to be reviewed and published within four to six weeks after it has been submitted.  Also, EBSCO Publishing is currently archiving the latest issues of ACJS Today in Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text.  So, once an article is published in ACJS Today, it will be seen by an even wider audience.  ACJS Today is particularly well-suited for succinct articles.  Typically, most submissions are between 2,000 to 4,000 words in length; however, a submission can be shorter or longer depending upon the subject matter.  Scholars are also encouraged to submit book reviews and op ed pieces to ACJS Today.

Please send all submissions electronically to:

Robert M. Worley, Ph.D.
Editor, ACJS Today
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Texas A&M University - Central Texas
Founder's Hall
1001 Leadership Place
Killeen, Texas 76549
(254) 519-5706


The African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online journal, invites contributions on issues relevant to criminology, social and justice systems of interest to Africans at home and the African Diaspora globally. Comparative studies or research on related fields, and pedagogical papers on how to develop criminology and criminal justice education in Africa are particularly welcome. The journal accepts research articles, policy analyses, commentaries or brief research notes. Particularly, it encourages articles on innovative theoretical, methodological and policy interventions that deepen the understanding of how to prevent or repair the crimes against humanity that people of African descent have suffered and how to reverse the crisis of over-representation that people of African descent continue to suffer in correctional institutions around the world.

AJCJS is published at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The length of articles should not exceed 6,000 words (in double-spaced pages) with a 100-word abstract. Commentaries and research notes should be approximately half this length. Limited number of reviews per issue will also be accommodated. Submission instructions to authors are posted at the journal’s website:

Publishers and authors who may want to send copies of their books for review should send 4-6 copies directly to the managing editor: Emmanuel Onyeozili, Dept. of Criminal Justice, 3018 Hazel Hall, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD. 21853.

For further information, please contact the editor, Biko Agozino at:  or  
All contributions should be sent electronically to:

The Journal of the Southern Criminal Justice Association

Editorial Policy

The American Journal of Criminal Justice, sponsored by the Southern Criminal Justice Association, is a refereed publication and manuscripts go through a blind review process.  The focus of AJCJ is on a wide array of criminal justice topics and issues.  Some of these concerns  include items pertaining to the criminal justice process, the formal and informal interplay between system components, problems and solutions experienced by various segments, innovative practices, policy development and implementation, evaluative research, the players engaged in these enterprises, and a wide assortment of other related interests.  The AJCJ publishes original articles that utilize a broad range of methodologies and perspectives when examining crime, law, and criminal justice processing.

Submission Procedures

The strongly preferred way for authors to transmit manuscripts is via e-mail (WordPerfect or Word format).  Submissions sent through the postal service should include one hard copy of the manuscript along with an IBM-compatible file on a 3 ½ inch disk.  Manuscripts should include a title page listing the author(s) and affiliation(s) along with postal and e-mail addresses, an abstract page that does not exceed 150 words, and a brief biographical sketch of the author(s).  Papers are not to exceed 25 pages in total length (including tables, figures, and references) and style should conform to that outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001).  Submission of a manuscript to AJCJ is regarded as a commitment to publish therein. Manuscripts submitted simultaneously to another journal will be rejected automatically.

AJCJ is abstracted or indexed in Criminal Justice Abstracts; Criminal Justice Periodical Index; Criminology, Penology, and Police Science Abstracts; International Political Science Abstracts; Psychological Abstracts; Public Affairs Information Service; and Sociological Abstracts.

Address Manuscripts and Inquiries to the Editor:
Wesley G. Jennings, PhD
American Journal of Criminal Justice
Department of Criminology
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620


The Asian Journal of Criminology seeks submission on studies of crime, criminology, and criminal justice in Asia or about the impact of Asian crime groups in America, Europe and elsewhere. We are especially interested in receiving manuscripts with a comparative or empirical focus and that also address legal issues pertinent to criminal justice. The coverage spans criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, psychology, forensic science, social work, urban studies and more. The journal also invites shorter reviews or research notes. Studies with a focus on Asian context is most desirable, but not required for submission to the the Journal.

The Journal publishes in both print and online versions. On the homepage of Asian Journal of Criminology at you can:
-Read the most downloaded articles for free
-Sign up for the Table of Contents Alerts
-Get to know the complete Editorial Board
-Find submission information 

You may access the homepage of the Journal at:

For paper submission please visit:

For paper format and reference issues, please access the Instructions for Authors at:

Edited by Pat Carlen

The British Journal of Criminology: An International Review of Crime and Society is one of the world's top criminology journals. It publishes work of the highest quality from around the world and across all areas of criminology. BJC is a valuable resource for academics and researchers in crime, whether they be from criminology, sociology, anthropology, psychology, law, economics, politics or social work, and for professionals concerned with crime, law, criminal justice, politics and penology. In addition to publishing peer-reviewed articles, BJC contains a substantial book review section.

The Journal welcomes submissions from a variety of perspectives focusing on crime and society; and especially articles written from sociological, historical, philosophical, geographical, psychological, jurisprudential, cultural, political or policy standpoints. Submitting your article to the BJC offers the benefit of fast, timely publication in a publication consistently highly ranked in the ISI social science citation index. For full instructions on submitting an article to the BJC, visit the ‘For Authors’ section of the website:


The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites contributions on any aspect of crime or delinquency, or criminal or juvenile justice. CJCCJ has been publishing continuously for almost 50 years, making it one of the oldest scholarly journals in the field. Preference is given to articles with particular relevance to Canada, but the Journal also welcomes comparative studies and work which is of general interest.  The journal accepts research articles, research notes, commentaries, and book reviews. The length of most research articles is 20-30 double-spaced pages. Commentaries and research notes tend to be considerably shorter. An editorial decision is normally provided within three months of submission. 

Instructions to authors and book reviewers and the contents of recent issues are posted at the journal’s websites at:

For further information, please contact the editor, Peter Carrington, at: For further information, please contact the editor, Peter Carrington, at:

CRIME, LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE: An International Journal 

Crime, Law and Social Change is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes essays and reviews dealing with the political economy of organized crime whether at the transnational, national, regional or local levels anywhere in the world.  In addition, the Journal publishes work on financial crime, political corruption, environmental crime, and the expropriation of resources from developing nations.  The Journal is also committed to publishing in the general area of Human Rights including studies of genocide, essays of compensation and justice for survivors of mass murder and state-sponsored terrorism, analyses of international human rights organizations (both governmental and NGO’s), and essays focused on gender, racial and ethnic equality. 

Crime, Law and Social Change invites scholars from all disciplines to submit book reviews.  The Journal recently expanded its book review section, and will work with scholars to match their research interests with books we have received for review.  Furthermore, Crime, Law and Social Change will, on occasion, solicit books from publishers at the request of prospective authors.  Young scholars looking for publishing opportunities are also encouraged to submit reviews.  For further information, please contact 

Nikos Passas, Professor 
Northeastern University 
College of Criminal Justice 
400 Churchill Hall 
Boston, MA 02115-5000 
tel. 1-617-373-4309 
fax: 1-617-373-8998 

Peter Manning 
Elmer V. H. and Eileen M. Brooks Trustee Professor 
Northeastern University 
College of Criminal Justice, 400 Churchill Hall 
Boston, MA 02115-5000, USA 
tel. 1-617-373-7748