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Submissions

Thank you for your interest in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

The Editors of the Journal welcome unsolicited manuscripts. Please see below for information on how to submit your manuscript.


General Submissions Guidelines

Text and citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citations (19th ed. 2010) and the Texas Law Review Manual on Usage & Style ocessing.

Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word files. Manuscript submissions should be formatted in twelve-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins on all sides. Footnotes should be single-spaced and numbered serially. The Journal uses two spaces between sentences.


Criminal Law Manuscripts

The Journal is currently accepting new Criminal Law manuscripts. Please submit your manuscript via ExpressO or Scholastica. Beginning in late December 2014, the Journal will accept submissions exclusively through its Scholastica portal. If you have any questions, please e-mail Managing Articles Editor Hannah Lonky, at

The Journal has no formal length requirements for Criminal Law articles. However, articles that are approximately 25,000 words in length are favored.


Criminology Manuscripts

The Journal is currently closed to new Criminology manuscripts. If you have any questions please e-mail Criminology Editor Max Silvestre, at . The Journal does not accept Criminology pieces via ExpressO or mail.

Criminology manuscripts are peer reviewed. Manuscripts submitted for Criminology review may not be concurrently submitted to other Journals. We make every effort to ensure expedited review of Criminology manuscripts.

Criminology manuscripts that use the Bluebook format are preferred; however, we will review Criminology submissions that utilize other citation formats. In that case, our editors will assist the author with the translation of citations into Bluebook format after an article has been accepted. All graphs, charts, and similar material should be in camera-ready copy on separate sheets.


Book Review Manuscripts

The Journal no longer accepts book review manuscripts.


Copyright Notification

Except under unusual circumstances, it is the policy of the Journal not to publish articles that have appeared or are to appear in other publications. Accordingly, all manuscripts should be submitted with the understanding that the Journal possesses the exclusive right of original publication. We do accept manuscripts that have been or are concurrently posted on SSRN.

For various clerical reasons, the Journal requests that each author assign copyright to the Northwestern University School of Law for the collected work. While permitting the author unlimited use of the article, it offers the author the ordinary copyright protection. Copyrights will be taken out in the name of Northwestern University School of Law, and requests for permission to reprint your article will be processed by Northwestern University School of Law.

A total of twenty-five reprints are supplied gratis to the author or authors of each article. Additional reprints may be obtained by arrangement with the Editors of the Journal prior to publication, or by arrangement with the printer after publication.

Any further questions may be addressed to .