Call for Papers

The following journals are currently calling for papers

Africa Journal of Crime and Justice (AJCJ) – Volume 3 Issue 1 (2024)

You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in the Africa Journal of Crime and Justice with the theme “Decolonising the criminal justice system: Colonial legacies and contemporary problems”.

Africa Journal of Crime and Justice is housed in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, United States International University-Africa. This journal is hosted by Juta & Company, one of Africa’s preeminent publishers of quality Legal and Academic content and the current publisher of a stable of some twenty-five high-calibre research journals. The journal welcomes articles that address the theme above.

Your research is of great importance to us. Please indicate your intention to submit your full paper by emailing the editor-in-chief with the title of the paper, authors, and abstract. The full manuscript, as an MS Word file, should be emailed to the guest editor by the deadline indicated below. Authoring guidelines will be mailed to you after we receive your letter of intent.

Areas of interest for this journal issue include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Focusing on the relationship between criminal justice and the legacy of colonialism.
  • Broad interdisciplinary discussions of state and penal power, criminal and social justice.
  • Effects of colonialism and imperialism on criminal justice policies.
  • Addressing issues about the structure, remit, and aims of criminology and criminal justice.


Intent to submit: 31 May 2024

Abstract acceptance: 15 June 2024

Full paper version: 31 July 2024

Decision date: 31 August 2024

Final version: 30 November 2024

Date of publication: 28 February 2025


Submissions Enquiry

Juta invites both aspiring and established researchers to submit articles to our comprehensive range of law journals, which serve as a forum for jurisprudence within South Africa, Africa and beyond.

To submit a paper or for any other questions or comments related to any of our journals, please contact the Journals Product Manager: Ms Lita Spreeth at