Africa Journal of Crime and Justice (AJCJ)

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Style Guide

The Africa Journal of Crime and Justice (AJCJ) welcomes the submission of manuscripts in English for consideration for publication. The AJCJ publishes both theoretical and empirical research on criminology and criminal justice.  The AJCJ accepts original articles that focus on the following topics: criminal law and procedure, international criminal law and procedure, penology, juvenile justice systems, alternative justice systems, ethics, gender and crime, together with crime policy and implementation. The AJCJ accepts two types of manuscripts to be considered for publication. These are:

  • Articles – these should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words (excluding references). Each article should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 words that includes not more than five keywords.
  • Book reviews – these are critical discussions of scholarly books on any topic related to the areas of focus of the Journal. Book reviews should between 3000 and 5000 words long.

Although the AJCJ focuses on African oriented criminology and criminal justice research and policy, this does not mean other perspectives of criminology and criminal justice research and policy won’t be considered for publication in the Journal.

Authors are required to read their manuscripts very carefully. Manuscripts that do not accord to the AJCJ style will be returned to the author(s) immediately and may not be considered for publication.

In particular, authors are asked to acquaint themselves with the house style of the AJCJ, and to make the effort to place any submission in the style of the AJCJ. A comprehensive guide to what is required appears on the following web page:

Comprehensive Guide