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American Journal of Criminal Justice

The Journal of the Southern Criminal Justice Association

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The American Journal of Criminal Justice is a peer-reviewed journal offering extensive research on diverse criminal justice topics and issues.

  • Provides coverage of the criminal justice process, including the formal and informal interplay between system components.
  • Explores innovative practices, policy development, and implementation in the criminal justice field.
  • Recognizes problems and solutions experienced by various segments of populations within criminal justice.
  • Publishes original articles using a broad range of methodologies and perspectives.

  • J. Mitchell Miller
Impact factor
5.6 (2022)
5 year impact factor
4.0 (2022)
Submission to first decision (median)
30 days
336,932 (2023)

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  • Open Access in the American Journal of Criminal Justice

    The American Journal of Criminal Justice is Hybrid journal, publishing both paywalled and Open Access articles. Authors whose manuscripts are accepted manuscript following blinded peer review and editorial evaluation may publish either in subscription format, without paying a fee, or in Open Access format through our Open Choice program. Authors of accepted papers are guided through a process of determining eligibility for article-processing fee (APC) funding, which will support their paper's publication in Open Access format.

    If you're interested in publishing Open Access research in this journal., start by assessing your eligibility for funding—through Springer's Nature's Open Choice program as well as our fast-expanding Transformative agreements (scroll down) with a wide range of countries and institutions.

    Explore all of the Open Access articles published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice here.

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