IJCJS vOLUME: 12 ISSUE 2  july - december 2017 


The International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS) is a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on the contemporary issues in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Victimology, is the official journal of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV). IJCJS is an unique Diamond open access, open access international journal, where the author(s) / readers need not pay/subscribe and it is totally free. The Journal has an international focus and it does not restrict itself to any region. It tries to give a new impetus to the field of criminology by the way of high quality articles and book reviews. This journal would provide a forum for Internationally established academics and young researchers who would put forth their perspectives on criminology, criminal justice and Victimology. We would hope to see an increased interest in the Criminal Justice field through the publication of this journal. IJCJS is ranked as B Journal by the Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) (2012) initiative of Australian Research Council (ERAID 41865) .


Publication dates
Bi-annual. Two times a year (January and July) 



Open Access

The International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS) believes that knowledge is open to all and it should be freely accessible. IJCJS makes all content freely available to all researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination of content through its website. IJCJS supports the views of Scherlen and Robinson (2008), and justifies that open access is the only way to ensure social justice in the dissemination of criminal justice scholarship and literature.  IJCJS also supports Create Change in promoting the concept of open access.



Journal Ranking / Impact (h-index)

IJCJS utilizes Hirsch’s h-index – and data source – Google Scholar – to assess journal impact. The Google Scholar Hirsch’s h-index Journal impact is 13. (Journal Impact Analysis - Query date:  2017-23-10). Total Statistics: Papers: 142 / Citations: 618 / Cites/year: 56.18 / h-index: 13 (43%).



Benefits of publishing in IJCJS

  • No page or publication fees/charges unlike some open access journals. Authors need not pay for the publication of their articles.

  • Fast submission and (double blind) review process

  • Publishing in a ranked journal

  • Research reaches the community in a timely manner

  • Guaranteed quality - peer review managed by top international reviewers

  • All content is free

  • High readership visibility



Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons License

IJCJS articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, at the free choice of the authors. Under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, share alike, for non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. (read full legal code).



Abstracting and Indexing

IJCJS is Abstracted / Indexed in  Emerging Sources Citation Index  (ESCI is a new index in the Web of Science of Thomson Reuters), SCOPUS, The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS),ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index, Directory of Open Access Journals, SocINDEX EBSCO, Intute J-gate,  Romeo, World Criminal Justice Library Network, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, JournalGuide, openaccessarticles.com, Citefactor, JournalSeek, Socolar, Electronic Journals Library, German Institute of Global and Area Studies - Information Centre, Hamburg, Mount Mercy University, University of the Fraser Valley and Lucy Scribner Library.



Statement of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice
The International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences is committed to the academic community and the lay world in ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles in publication. Plagiarism is strictly condemned and papers found to be plagiarized will be removed or not published in the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences. While signing the publication agreement the author(s) have to warrant that the article and associated materials are original and it does not infringe the copyright of anyone. Also the authors have to warrant that there was a full consensus of all the authors and it was neither submitted nor published previously.



Submission of Manuscripts

All manuscripts must be submitted in APA format. You can access an APA documentation here.  Please follow APA guidelines for Manuscript Preparation, including title page for blind review, referencing, and tables and figures.  All manuscripts will undergo blind review by two or more reviewers. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.  Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. Rights of manuscripts, artwork, and photographs has to be transferred to the publisher, upon the acceptance of the paper for final publication. IJCJS welcomes articles throughout the year. The IJCJS encourages quality scholarship articles from relevant academic disciplines as well as from practitioners in the private and public sector. IJCJS is receptive to scholarship coming from a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. All research should be understood and examined through a transnational perspective. Articles previously published or submitted for publication in any other journal will not be accepted.

All articles must be grounded on relevant and recent scholarship in the fields of our interest. The minimum page length is fifteen pages (5000 words). The maximum length should not exceed twenty five pages (8000 words), including references, footnotes and illustrations.  References should conform to the mode specified in APA Style.


Manuscripts should be submitted as an MS Word attachment (no other formats will be accepted) to the manuscript submission & peer-review system (The link IS available by clicking the image ABOVE). When you visit the above link you have to create an account to submit your manuscript and the details are at that link. All author identities should be removed before submission. Only submissions via the online submission system will be accepted. Please don't submit your articles via email. Hard copy submissions will not be processed.

If you have any issues in the online submission, feel free to contact the Managing Editor Dr. Curtis Blakely at cblakely@truman.edu with a copy marked to ijcjs@sascv.org The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to edit submissions, if accepted for publication. Every effort will be made to inform contributors of the outcome of the (double blind) peer review process in a timely manner. The review process is via online system and it will be done within 1 to 4 months depending upon the availability of peer reviewers. Publication agreement form will be sent to the selected authors via email upon editors finalizing the issue and camera ready paper.


Address for correspondence:

Prof. K. Jaishankar (Editor-in-Chief - IJCJS)
Professor and Head
Department of Criminology
Raksha Shakti University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Emails: ijcjsjournal@gmail.com / ijcjs@sascv.org


Dr. Curtis R. Blakely (Managing Editor - IJCJS)
Associate Professor of Justice Systems
Truman State University
100 East Normal Avenue
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
660-785-4000, United States of America
Email: cblakely@truman.edu

Creative Commons License
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© 2017  International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences. Disclaimer: IJCJS is a not for profit, Diamond open access online only journal. Opinions expressed in this Journal are those of the author(s) and no official endorsement by the Publisher / Editor(s) / employing establishment of the Publisher / Editor(s) is intended or should be inferred. Any issue of plagiarism or copyright violation will be the sole responsibility of the Authors(s) and not of the Publisher / Editor(s) / employing establishment of the Publisher / Editor(s). The Publisher of the Journal is K. Jaishankar and not his employing establishment.

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