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Call For Editor

Journal of Crime & Justice

Would you like to be the Editor of Journal of Crime & Justice?

Journal of Crime & Justice is the official journal of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. Published five times per year, it aims to reflect the current concerns and latest research of Criminology and Criminal Justice scholars and advance discussion of these issues. The journal is indexed in all the major databases, including Social Science Citation Index, Scopus, SJR, and Criminal Justice Abstracts.

We are looking for a new Editor with a record of scholarly excellence in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward and build on its success to date. The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. He, or she, will have authority to set editorial policy, appoint deputy editors and editorial board members, accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the ACJS’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor to ensure seamless transition.

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  1. A completed Ph.D. in criminal justice or a related area;
  2. A demonstrated record of scholarly activity;
  3. A record of sustained publication activity;
  4. A formal declaration of support from a host institution, to include supportive services that the institution will commit to the editorship;
  5. A regular member in good standing of the Association

The role will formally begin on July 1, 2019.

Submitting your Application

We welcome applications from individuals or from teams who wish to co-edit the journal. If you would like to apply for the position of Editor, please forward your CV, a cover letter and a vision statement to mcja@mcja.org. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • Your strategy for building on JC&J’s existing strengths
  • How you would work in partnership with the Association and editorial board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions

Deadline for submission is May 31st, 2019.

Journal of Crime and Justice

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