Submitting an Article Online
To submit an article online, and to check the status of your submission, you need to have an account with Journal of Perpetrator Research
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JPR publishes the following article types:
Submissions should be made electronically through this website. Once submitted, the author can track the submission and communicate with the editors via the online journal management system.
Please ensure that you consider the following guidelines when preparing your manuscript. Failure to do so may delay processing your submission.
- Articles published by the journal should be approximately 6,000-10,000 words in length, including endnotes, whilst reviews should be 1,000-2,000 words in length. For more information on the latter, please see our Book Reviews section.
- All submissions should follow the MHRA Style Guide, third edition (2013). For a summary of the main features of the MHRA referencing system and specific citation examples see the JPR Authors' Guidelines to MHRA referencing.
- All article types should be prepared for submission using the official JPR Word Template. Instructions explaining how to use the template are available for both Windows users and Mac users.
- If you are reproducing any third-party-owned materials in your article, you should obtain signed permission to do so from the current copyright holder. Click here to access the JPR permission request form.
Winchester University Press waives APCs and submission charges for all its e-journals as part of its commitment to global Open Access publishing.
The Journal of Perpetrator Research aims to provide reviews of recent publications covering all aspects in the field of Perpetrator Studies.
Reviews of new works are commissioned directly by the Book Review Editors on a regular basis. If you wish to propose a book for review or are interested in becoming a reviewer for the JPR, please send an email to the editors indicating your areas of expertise and a short bio or a CV so that we can match you to appropriate works to review. Alternatively, if you register on the JPR site, you can note your willingness to review books as well as submitted articles on the registration form.
We also recommend that you regularly consult this page, where we advertise books available for review that have not yet been assigned to a particular reviewer.
In addition, if you are the author of an upcoming or recent work in the field of Perpetrator Studies and would like your work to be reviewed in the JPR, please contact us to arrange for a review copy to be sent. Publishers, please contact us with the details of any forthcoming or recent titles that would be of interest to our readers and we can send you an address for review copies to be posted to.
Authors should submit their review through our website. Please reference the book review guidelines below.
Book Review Guidelines
- Book reviews should be between 1500 and 2000 words (including footnotes etc.)
- Be formatted according to the MHRA style guide
- The review should have a title and a subtitle. The subtitle should contain the full bibliographic information (Review of: …)
- The reviewer’s name, affiliation, and contact information at the end
Book reviews should address and include the following:
- What the book is about – the main argument/intervention/intention of the book, the methodology, the structure of the book, the materials with which it engages (e.g. illustrations, tables, etc.)
- The affiliation and expertise of the author(s)
- Whether and in how far the book is innovative/what its contribution is; whether there are major errors or issues with the argument
- Contextualize the book and its argument: give a critical assessment of the book within the larger scholarly discourse, assess book’s position within a strand of scholarship and its importance to the field
- The intended audience and the book’s success in engaging this audience
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, in part or in whole, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission has been obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of the journal.
- All authors qualify as authors, as per the authorship guidelines, and have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper.
- The submission has been formatted using the JPR Word Template.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Every effort has been made to ensure that the submission is ready for peer review according to the journal's review policy (following the instructions to ensure blind peer review).
- Tables are all cited in the main text and are included within the text document.
- Figures are all cited in the main text and are uploaded as supplementary files. Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred).
- All patients included within case reports or other article types in which an individual or a group of individuals can be identified have signed consent forms, or had had their guardian do so, giving permission to publish the submitted content under a CC-BY licence.
- Research has been approved by an appropriate ethics committee, with the name of the committee and reference number of approval included within the submitted file. Otherwise, please, add a confirmation that ethics approval was not required.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms. If a submission is rejected or withdrawn prior to publication, all rights return to the author(s):
- Submission of an original manuscript to the journal will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published, that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editors)
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Submitting to the journal implicitly confirms that all named authors and rights holders have agreed to the above terms of publication. It is the submitting author's responsibility to ensure all authors and relevant institutional bodies have given their agreement at the point of submission.
Note: some institutions require authors to seek written approval in relation to the terms of publication. Should this be required, authors can request a separate licence agreement document from the editorial team (e.g. authors who are Crown employees).