The editors of Crime, Security and Society welcome submissions from authors, further details of how to submit are available below:
Please read the following notes before submitting material for possible publication and ensure that contributions comply with these.
When submitting your article all authors must have agreed to the submission and the article should not currently be considered for publication by any other journal nor been published previously.
Text submissions should include:
We also welcome original visual/video submissions. Please provide a title and some contextual information.
Please ensure your document is a basic Word file, typed in single spacing throughout, using Calibri 12pt. We would ask that you do not use paragraph spacing but carriage returns to indicate paragraph breaks. Please do not use footnotes or endnotes embedded in the text. Endnotes, if necessary, should be signalled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references.
Please use a clear style, avoiding jargon and appropriate for a general audience – please remember non-academic readers. If technical terms or acronyms must be included, define them when first used. We expect writers to consider the politics of their writing (for instance, the use of discriminatory terms and pronouns).
UK spellings must be used, unless forming part of a quotation.
Use single quotation marks with double quotes inside single quotes. Present dates in the form 1 May 2008. Do not use points in abbreviations, contractions or acronyms (e.g. AD, USA, Dr, PhD).
References in both the text and end notes should follow APA 6th style. A full guide can be found here: https://www.hud.ac.uk/library/finding-info/apa-referencing/.
Tables should be provided as separate documents and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text or with <Table 1>. All tables should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables.
All line diagrams and photographs pertaining to specific elements of a text article are termed 'Figures' and should be referred to as such in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively. Line diagrams should be presented in a form suitable for immediate reproduction (i.e. not require redrawing), each in a separate document. Diagrams should be reproducible to a final printed text area of 17cm x 10.5cm, and supplied as a high resolution black and white PDF file at 300dpi minimum. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet. As a guide, placement can be indicated by <Figure 1> in the Word document.
If you intend to use images owned by third parties you must get permission to use them from the rights holder, either the author or publisher. Because Crime, Security and Society applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY) to all articles, you must clearly mark third party content to ensure that users understand the different licence conditions which apply to that content.
Example of marking the differently licensed item from the Creative Commons wiki:
The photo X is © 2009 Jane Park, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/.
If you are unable to get agreement from the rights holders to include content in your article you would have to choose alternative content.