Discussing the present - Influencing the future
Critical Issues in Justice and Politics welcomes electronic submissions of scholarly, critical and constructive articles focusing on an emerging or continuing issue in justice and/or politics. We also seek review essays (reviews of recent literature on a given topic), reports of significant justice or political issues, book reviews, and position papers worthy of scholarly review and comment. Please email submissions (in a Word document) by February 1, 2017 to Bryan Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jeanne Subjack (email@example.com).
It is the editorial policy of Critical Issues in Justice and Politics to accept submissions from all disciplines so long as the material relates to justice and politics. We also encourage submissions from practitioners, faculty members, PhD students, MPA students and others who have an interest in the topics. We will not accept undergraduate submissions.
We prefer manuscripts that are not under review by other journals or publications. We endeavor to review all manuscripts in a timely fashion (usually within six weeks), so simultaneous submissions are not usually necessary.
All papers submitted for refereed publication will be sent to three (3) external reviewers. We use a blind-review process which submits papers in anonymous format. We do rely heavily on our reviewers for insight and recommendations. All of our reviewers hold the appropriate degree and experience to qualify them for the particular project.
Reviewers are asked to evaluate manuscripts on the basis of their scholarly competence as well as the potential contribution to appropriate theory or related areas. Authors may NOT contact reviewers during the process. Reviewer names are not disclosed unless the reviewer agrees for such disclosure.
Authors who dispute the findings or suggestions of a reviewer may submit their response in writing to the editors. Final decisions on publication remain the domain of the editorial board.
There are many reasons why we may accept or reject a particular manuscript. As an example, a particularly popular topic may see several submissions from different authors. We might only accept one (because it is the best of the group) and reject the others. We could, in other instances, not initially accept a manuscript but might consider it with some changes. Of course, there are also times when a manuscript simply does not meet our needs. Our response to a submission will generally fall within one of the following areas:
Notification is made via email to the address submitted with the manuscript.