About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The International E-Journal of Criminal Sciences (INECS) is directed toward individuals in a wide range of disciplines who have an interest in the study of crime. The journal publishes internationally contribute empirical studies, reviews of research, and a book review section.

Contributions on theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of delinquency, marginality and social relationships are included, along with innovative and/or interdisciplinary approaches with a criminological emphasis.

This is a multilingual journal: manuscripts in English, French, Basque and Spanish are welcomed.

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted directly to the International E-Journal of Criminal Sciences (INECS) will be fully peer-reviewed by appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief or a designated member of the Editorial Board will then decide whether to accept, reject or request revisions based on the reviews and comments received.

All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. Our peer-review process is also confidential, and the identities of reviewers cannot be revealed.

Manuscripts with contents outside the scope will not be considered for review. Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated.

Publication Frequency

The International E-Journal of Criminal Sciences (INECS) publishes one issue every year.

New contributions are added to the current issue as soon as the final approved version is received.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright Notice

The contents of the International E-Journal of Criminal Sciences (INECS) are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).

You are free to copy, distribute and publicly communicate the work under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: You must acknowledge the credits of the work in the manner specified by the author or creator.
  • Non-commercial: You may not use works published in INECS for commercial purposes.
  • No Derivative Works: You may not alter, transform or generate a derivative work from any work published in INECS.

It is understood that:

  • Disclaimer: Any waiver of these conditions may be waived if permission is obtained from the copyright holder.
  • Public Domain: When the work or any of its elements is in the public domain according to the applicable law (this situation will not be affected by the licence).
  • Other rights: The following rights are not affected by the licence in any way:
    • Rights arising from legitimate uses or other limitations recognised by law are not affected by the above.
    • The moral rights of the author.
    • Rights that others may have in the work itself or its use, such as image or privacy rights.

Note. When reusing or distributing the work, you must make clear the terms of the licence of this work.

The author may make free use of his/her article always indicating that the manuscript has been published in the International E-Journal of Criminal Sciences, and any republication of the article must have the permission of the journal.

Ethical Standards

International E-Journal of Criminal Sciences subscribes to Ethical Standards of the American Psychological Association and the legal framework of the country where the research was developed.