IJCJS vOLUME: 11 ISSUE 1  january - june 2016 


IJCJS vOLUME: 10 ISSUE 2  July - december 2015 


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 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 9. (Journal Impact Analysis - Query date: 2016-04-22). Total Statistics: Papers: 128 / Citations: 338 / Cites/year: 42.50 / h-index: 9 (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 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. This license does not permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. (read full legal code).



Abstracting and Indexing

IJCJS is Abstracted / Indexed in The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), Emerging Sources Citation Index  (ESCI is a new index in the Web of Science of Thomson Reuters), 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 MS Word attachment to the Editor-in-Chief at ijcjs@sascv.org Hard copy submissions will not be processed. 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 peer review process in a timely manner. The review process is via e-mail, and should take no more than 1 to 6 months depending upon the availability of peer reviewers.


Please send completed manuscripts by email to

Prof. K. Jaishankar

Editor-in-Chief - IJCJS

E-mail: ijcjs@sascv.org

Websites: http://www.ijcjs.com   / http://www.sascv.org/ijcjs

Address for correspondence:

Prof. K. Jaishankar

Professor and Head
Department of Criminology
Raksha Shakti University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Creative Commons License
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