About the Journal

Scope and Topics of the Journal

The International Journal of Criminology and Sociology monitors the rapidly changing interdisciplinary fields of criminology and sociology. It is a forum for the publication and discussion of theory, research, policy, and practice in the related aspects of this discipline.

IJCS is a valuable resource for intellectuals dealing with the various aspects related to crime, whether its criminology, sociology, anthropology, psychology, law, economics, politics or social work. It is also of great value to professionals concerned with crime, law, criminal justice, politics, and penology.

It publishes work of the highest quality from around the world and going through all areas of criminology and sociology. Topics covered in the journal include major theoretical and methodological developments as well as current research in the major subfields of criminology and sociology.

The Journal also welcomes submissions from a variety of perspectives focusing on crime and society; and especially articles written from sociological, historical, philosophical, geographical, psychological, jurisprudential, cultural, political, or policy standpoints. IJCS publishes reviews and critical discussions of recent works in sociology and criminology and related disciplines that merit the attention of sociologists and criminologist.

Indexed and Abstracted in

National Criminal Justice Reference Service - NCJRSOCLC (WorldCat), World Health Organization – HINARI, Open J-Gate, Google Scholar, Directory of Research Journals IndexingGenamics JournalSeekScilitOpenAIRE | EXPLORE, CNKI


This publication appeals to justice administrators, researchers and practitioners, academics, and to anyone wishing to keep abreast of recent criminological findings and opinions.

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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the members of editorial office. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal peer review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review.

Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two or three reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:

  • Accept as it is
  • Accept with minor changes
  • Accept with major changes, inviting the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached
  • Reject

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.