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Information for Authors

Submission of manuscripts

The Journal of International Criminal Justice invites submission of manuscripts on International Criminal Law, Comparative Criminal Law, Criminology, and Penal Philosophy. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor in Chief, accompanied by an assurance that the article has not been published, submitted, or accepted elsewhere.

Authors are requested to submit their manuscript by electronic mail (Word or Windows attachment) to jicj@geneva-academy.ch; alternatively, a hard copy of the manuscript could be sent by post to the editorial offices, addressed to:

Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Villa Moynier
Rue Lausanne 120B
CP 67
1211 Geneva

Length of manuscript

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal should range from 3,000 to 10,000 words in length, including abstract and footnotes. In exceptional circumstances, the Journal will extend this limit to 15,000 words for Articles that make an important contribution to the field.

Format requirement

All manuscripts should be double spaced with single spaced abstract and footnotes. Heavy footnoting is discouraged. Authors are invited to follow the Journal’s style-sheet, which may be obtained from the Editorial Assistant upon request, or from the Journal’s web page at: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/jicjus/for_authors/stylesheet 2009.pdf

Consideration of manuscripts

Receipt of all manuscripts will be acknowledged immediately, and after receiving comments from two to three referees, notification of acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be given within eight weeks of receipt of manuscript.

Book reviews

For information, please visit our page regarding books for review.

The Journal of International Criminal Justice publishes both short book reviews (500-600 words) and longer review essays (1,500-2,000 words). If you are interested in reviewing a title, please contact Professor Fannie Lafontaine, Member, Board of Editors and Book Reviews Editor, for a list of titles that may be available for review. Please provide the following information: name; institutional affiliation; language competency; a brief explanation of your experience in the field of international criminal law and justice.

Unsolicited reviews of 500-600 words are also accepted on occasion.

If you are interested in having a title reviewed, please contact Professor Lafontaine, with information about the title in question. Alternatively, non-returnable titles may be mailed directly to:

Book Reviews Section, JICJ
Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Villa Moynier
Rue Lausanne 120B
CP 67
1211 Geneva

Preference may be given to reviews of non-English language materials and to reviews of newly published books.

Author Self-Archiving/Public Access policy

For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.

Crossref Funding Data Registry

In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources in the manuscript. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.


Offprints can be ordered using the Oxford Journals Author Services site at the same time as signing the licence to publish, details of which are below.

Online licencing and Open Access

Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.

Journal of International Criminal Justice authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in the Journal can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:

• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY)

• Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

Open Access Charges
You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:

Regular charge - £1750/ $2800 / €2275
List B Developing country charge* - £875 / $1400 / €1135
List A Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0
*Visit our Developing Countries page for a list of qualifying countries

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution, and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.

Language Editing
Language editing, if your first language is not English, to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers is optional. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. For further information on this service, please click here. Several specialist language editing companies offer similar services and you can also use any of these. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.

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