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Author Guidelines

Authors must submit the manuscript online, after registering in our system.

Manuscripts are submitted for the exclusive use of the International e-Journal of Criminal Sciences. All submitted articles must be original, not having been published before, and not under review for publication in other journals or conferences.

Articles in English, French, Basque and Spanish are welcomed.

Contributions must be sent in .rtf or .doc format. No maximum length is specified, but we ask authors to be as concise as possible. The entire manuscript must be single-spaced (Times New Roman, 12 cpi). Tables and figures must be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

For book reviews, the author is free to choose the best structure.

For research articles, structure should be as follows:

  • Title. 10-12 words. If the language of the submisssion is French, Spanish or Basque, please provide also the title in English.
  • Author(s) name and affiliation. Please place an asterisk before the author with whom the editor and readers should correspond (and include e-mail address at the bottom of the page).
  • Abstract and keywords. All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 180 words. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases. If the language of the submisssion is French, Spanish or Basque, please provide also the keywords in English.
  • Introduction. This section will include the background and objectives of the study.
  • Method. Describe clearly the data collection method, analysis method, instruments and sample or materials used.
  • Results. This section will present the main results of the study. Do not include tables or figures in this section. These must be placed at the end of the manuscript.
  • Discussion. This section will discuss the results, underlying the contribution made to the criminal sciences and proposing future lines of study.
  • References. The full references should be typed on a separate page and placed at the end of the article. They should not be given as footnotes. References should include the names of all the authors and their initials, the year of publication, the full title of the article or book, name of the journal, the volume number and the pages. For books, the city of publication and the publisher should be given. The following may serve as illustrations:
    • Bottoms, A.E. & Wiles, P. (2002). Environmental criminology. In M. Maguire, R. Morgan & R. Reiner (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (pp.620-656). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Hernández, B. & Martín, A. (2005). Análisis multidimensional de la percepción del delito ecológico. Medio Ambiente y Comportamiento Humano, 6(1), 51-70.
    • Muncie, J. (1996). The problem of crime. New Delhi: Sage.
    • When electronic references are used, follow APA guidelines for citing information from the Internet and the World Wide Web: www.apastyle.org/elecref.html. References to online materials are encouraged.
    • Please provide DOI number where available.
For Research reports, the author is free to choose the best structure for the report but please do not include headers in the manuscript. The author should include details about the Institutions funding the research.

 

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, DOI numbers for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
 

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