Information for Authors

Submitting a paper proposal requires:

  1. Registering an account
  2. Logging in to your account
  3. Selecting your role as an Author (!). You can verify your role by editing your profile
  4. Selecting "Start a New Submission" in the user home section

This YouTube video will provide you additional assistance to complete the process.

The following guidelines apply to all submissions:

Peer review policy

Criminological Encounters operates an anonymous peer review process in which the author’s name is not disclosed to the reviewer and vice versa. Article submissions should not contain information that leads directly or indirectly to the identification of the author.

Every manuscript will be reviewed by at least two referees. We review manuscripts as quickly as possible, and we aim to communicate the editorial decision within 3 months of submission.

Manuscript submission

All manuscripts are considered, on the strict condition that:

(1)  The manuscript must be your own original work and may not duplicate any other previously published materials, which includes your own previously published work (except for i.e. unpublished conference proceedings).

(2)  The manuscript has been submitted exclusively to Criminological Encounters and is not under peer review, accepted for publication, in press or published elsewhere. Once the article is accepted, the permission of the Editor-in-chief is required to publish the article, and/or possible translations, elsewhere.

The manuscript of authors who fail to adhere to the above conditions will be rejected.

To facilitate anonymous peer review, authors should provide two title pages, one containing names, academic affiliations, full mailing address plus telephone, fax, email address, and one containing the title only.

The title should indicate exactly, but as briefly as possible, the subject of the paper. An abstract of no more than 200 words should precede the main text, accompanied by up to 5 key words and a biographical note of maximum 50 words.

Submissions should be sent exclusively through the Criminological Encounters website


For further information about manuscript guidelines and publishing policy click here.