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Author Guidelines

Authors must submit the manuscript online, after registering in our system.

Manuscripts are submitted for the exclusive use of the International e-Journal of Criminal Sciences. All submitted articles must be original, not having been published before, and not under review for publication in other journals or conferences.

Articles in English, French, Basque and Spanish are welcomed.

Contributions must be sent in .rtf or .doc format. The manuscripts are normally between 5,000-10,000 words, not including references, tables, and figures. The entire manuscript must be single-spaced (Arial or Calibri, 11 cpi). Tables and figures must be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.The manuscripts should not have footnotes, the relevant information should be placed in the text.

For book reviews, the author is free to choose the best structure.

All submissions must include:

  • Title page: title, authors' names and surnames, affiliations, correspondence contact, ORCID (if any), and postal address.
  • Anonymised manuscript with the figures included in the text.

For research articles, structure should be as follows:

  • Title. 10-12 words. If the language of the submisssion is French, Spanish or Basque, please provide also the title in English.
  • Author(s) name and affiliation. Please place an asterisk before the author with whom the editor and readers should correspond (and include e-mail address at the bottom of the page).
  • Abstract and keywords. All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 180 words. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases. If the language of the submisssion is French, Spanish or Basque, please provide also the keywords in English.
  • Introduction. This section will include the background and objectives of the study.
  • Method. Describe clearly the data collection method, analysis method, instruments and sample or materials used.
  • Results. This section will present the main results of the study. 
  • Discussion. This section will discuss the results, underlying the contribution made to the criminal sciences and proposing future lines of study.
  • References. The full references should be typed on a separate page and placed at the end of the article and must follow the format described in the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" (6th edition,2010). They should not be given as footnotes. References should include the names of all the authors and their initials, the year of publication, the full title of the article or book, name of the journal, the volume number, the pages, and the DOI (if possible). For books, the city of publication and the publisher should be given. The following may serve as illustrations:
    • Bottoms, A.E. & Wiles, P. (2002). Environmental criminology. In M. Maguire, R. Morgan & R. Reiner (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (pp.620-656). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Hernández, B. & Martín, A. (2005). Análisis multidimensional de la percepción del delito ecológico. Medio Ambiente y Comportamiento Humano, 6(1), 51-70.
    • Muncie, J. (1996). The problem of crime. New Delhi: Sage.
    • When electronic references are used, follow APA guidelines for citing information from the Internet and the World Wide Web: References to online materials are encouraged.
    • Please provide DOI number where available.

For Research reports, the author is free to choose the best structure for the report but please do not include headers in the manuscript. The author should include details about the Institutions funding the research.

Sending a manuscript to evaluate, the authors certify the originality of it and confirm that any material presented in it is free of copyright. Therefore, the authors will take charge of any future reclamation or process related to intellectual property making free to the Editorial Team members of the International E-journal of Criminal Sciences. In addition, in case of being accepted, the authors athorize the journal to distribuite the manuscript nationally or internationally.  

Free Open Access - No Processing Fees

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. The International E-Journal of Criminal Sciences is a free Open Access journal at no cost to authors or readers.

Licensing Terms

All articles in the International E-Journal of Criminal Sciences (INECS) are published under a CC-BY license.

This means that:
You are free to adapt and share the work under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: You must acknowledge the credits of the work in the manner specified by the author or creator.

Copyright Terms

The authors hold the copyright. Authors grant the International E-journal of Criminal Sciences (and UPV/EHU Press) the right to first publish and other non-exclusive publishing rights.

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.