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 (20th ed. 2015) 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 now accepting new Criminal Law manuscripts for the current volume. Please submit your manuscript via Scholastica. The Journal only accepts submissions exclusively through its Scholastica portal. If you have any questions, please e-mail Managing Articles Editor Kathleen Messinger, at
The Journal has no formal length requirements for Criminal Law articles. However, articles that are approximately 25,000 words in length are favored.
The Journal is now accepting new Criminology manuscripts for the current volume. Please direct any questionsto the Criminology Articles Editor, Rachel Muscat, at .
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.
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 .