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The Law and Criminology Journal (LCJ)

The Law and Criminology Journal is an internal platform run by postgraduate research student editors. Those within Law, Criminology, Politics, and Policing degrees have the opportunity to engage in research, publish, and disseminate peer-reviewed work of a high level.

The Journal is managed by graduate teaching assistants from the School of Law, Criminology and Policing.

Submission guidelines from the Law and Criminology Journal (LCJ)

The LCJ welcomes any submission from law, criminology, policing and politics. The journal’s topics can be broad as long as it fits within the remits of the aforementioned disciplines.

Submissions that will be accepted for review must adhere to the journal’s guidelines:

  1. Submissions must have a cover sheet beginning with a clear title of the paper followed by the authors full name and affiliation such as department name, year of study or title of your current programme and a university email address.
  2. They must contain an abstract of 150-200 words followed by five key words of relevance to the paper.
  3. The paper must not exceed the word count of 6000 including references and footnotes.
  4. The paper must follow either Harvard or OSCOLA referencing style.
  5. The required font is Times New Roman, font size 12 typed in double spacing.
  6. The submitted paper must not be a copy of an essay course submission. If the submission is an expansion to a high-quality essay course submission, please make sure it will not conflict with Turnitin.
  7. Long quotations should be kept minimal, however, if the quote exceeds 30 words, please indent following your chosen referencing style.
  8. The paper must not have been published or in the process of review elsewhere.

Submissions that do not follow the above guidelines may be rejected for review. Each issue of the journal will contain up to six papers. Accepted papers may also be considered for a later issue.

As a subject header for the email please use [LCJ Submission] followed by the title of the paper.