JUSTICE RESEARCH AND POLICY
Manuscripts submitted to Justice Research and Policy for publication should address some
aspect of criminal justice research, program evaluation, research utilization, or data
analysis that has policy making or other practical implications.
We will consider only original manuscripts not published or under
consideration by other journals. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Authors should
expect to be notified with an acceptance, revision request, or rejection within four
months after we receive the manuscript.
Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, in Microsoft Word. They
should be double-spaced and approximately 20 to 30 pages long. Style should conform to
the guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
The title page should include the names of all authors, their
affiliations, brief biographical information, the address of the corresponding author, and
sources of financial support, if appropriate. If the paper was presented at a meeting, the
name of the organization, the location of the meeting, and the exact date of the
presentation should be listed. The authors' names should not appear elsewhere in the
manuscript; the title page will be removed for peer review.
Manuscripts should include an abstract of 50-100 words. The abstract
should state the problem or issue being considered, the method used in the research (if
appropriate), and the findings.
Policy Implications Section
One of the primary goals of Justice Research and Policy is to
support research that has clear implications for policy making. Therefore, all empirical
research must include a section that clearly defines policy recommendations resulting from
the study's findings.
Limitations of the Study/Analysis
To assist readers in evaluating the results of the study or analysis, all
submissions should include a section that clearly lays out any limitations in quality of
data or methodology that might affect interpretation of the findings.
Tables and Figures
All tables and figures should be on separate pages at the back of the
manuscript. Indicate placement by a notation in the text: for example, Insert Figure 1
here. Figures should clearly display data and be reproducible in black and white. For
papers that are later accepted for publication, figures will be recreated in Adobe InDesign.
Authors will need to supply figure values at that time if we cannot retrieve them from the
figure itself. We prefer JPEG files for illustrations such as photographs or maps, but can
also accept TIFF and GIF files.
Footnotes should be used for substantive comments, not citation of
sources. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript, and appear at the bottom of the page.
All sources must be acknowledged by a reference and all references
must be cited in the text. Citations in the text should be within parentheses and include
the surname of the author followed by the year of publication: (Smith, 1998). An
alphabetical list of all references should appear at the end of the manuscript and should
conform to the style set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
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