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International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Queensland University of Technology 2202-8005 The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world.  The Journal is committed to democratising quality knowledge production and dissemination. Authors retain copyright and articles are licenced via Creative Commons to make published articles more readily available and useable. There are no APCs (Article Processing Charges). Authors can submit and publish at no cost.

IJCJSD Top ranked Law Journal in Scimago rankings


The Editorial team are very pleased to announce that the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is now in the top quartile (Quartile 1) in the subject category, ‘LAW’ in the Scimago rankings  - and the only Australian journal in the Law categoryThe Journal is the only Law journal from the Global South in this quartile.

Internationally, the Journal is ranked 10th in the top 100 open access Law journals, and 1st in the Pacific Region.

The Editorial team acknowledge the Editorial team (past and present), reviewers, authors and the support of the International Editorial Board for the ongoing success of the Journal.  As well, the Editors would like to thank the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and particularly QUT Library, for their ongoing support and commitment to open access publishing and quality publishing standards.

The Scimago Journal and Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyse scientific domains. Citation data is drawn from over 34,100 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers and country performance metrics from 239 countries worldwide.

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