Italian Journal of Criminology

The official journal of the Italian Society of Criminology

Norme Editoriali

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The acceptance of a paper for publication is subject to the following standards

The acceptance of a paper for publication is subject to the following standards:

  1. Every submitted manuscript should be composed according to the instructions below.
  2. Every submitted manuscript should contain original work not elsewhere submitted or published and should meet the regulations on research ethics.
  3. The editorial board will send the paper (as anonymous work) to two referees selected in turn on the basis of their expertise in the subject dealt with. Scholars from the Author's institution will be excluded from the selection. The editorial staff ensures the complete and reciprocal anonymity for the referees and the authors of each paper.
  4. The referees’ observations will be sent to the Author by the editorial staff, who will also send each referee the assessments made by the other ones on the same paper.
  5. In case a paper has not been found suitable for publication already in the first phase of review, it must be considered definitively rejected.
  6. By submitting a paper, the Author transfers his/her Copyright to the Publisher. Papers not accepted for publication will be returned to the Author on request.
  7. A paper is certified as forthcoming only after the referees’ approval and the delivery of the text to the printer.
  8. Papers and information in general, signed or initialed, simply express the opinion of their Author, who thus assumes all responsibility for them. A single proofreading, limited to the check of typing, is offered to the Author. The corrected proofs must be returned to the editorial staff within ten days from the date of dispatch. After that time proofreading will be directly made by the editorial staff.
  9. Papers should be mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the attention of T. Bandini and R. Catanesi.

General guidelines

General guidelines

  • Each paper should be sent on a file in Word format and contain the following information: Author’s name and last name / role / affiliation / email address / brief note about the Author (max. 5 lines).
  • The title of each contribution (in bold) should not contain subtitles.
  • The section titles (in bold) should be short, concise and numbered in progressive order; the use of subheadings should be avoided.
  • The contribution may contain footnotes and a bibliographical note at the end.

Abstract

  • The abstract (both in Italian and in English) should be placed after the title and before the text of the paper.
  • The length of each version (Italian and English) of the abstract should be between 400 and 900 characters (including spaces).
  • The abstract should contain the meaning of the whole work, as well as the indication of aims, methods and conclusions.

Key words

  • 5 key words both in Italian and in English should be placed after the abstract.

In-text citation

In-text Citation

The international criteria by the American Psychological Association (APA) are here followed. For specific information on documenting particular sources, consult: American Psychological Association (2001), Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed., Washington. DC.

1. In-Text Citation for a Quotation
Include the author's last name, the year of publication, and the page number.
e.g. Szasz (2004) commented, "We are hypocrites if we ignore who the parties are that support the enactment of mental health laws and deny patients the option of rejecting psychiatric services" (p. 8).
or: "We are hypocrites if we ignore who the parties are that support the enactment of mental health laws and deny patients the option of rejecting psychiatric services" (Szasz, 2004, p. 8).
2. In-Text Citation for a Paraphrase or Summary
Include the author's last name and the year of publication. The page number is not required; however, it is recommended especially when citing a section from a long work.
e.g. According to Meyer and Smith (1987), a beginning writer may use academic jargon incorrectly in an attempt to sound sophisticated. Part of a tutor's job, then, is to help that student develop his or her unique voice (p. 162).
or: A beginning writer may use academic jargon incorrectly in an attempt to sound sophisticated. Part of a tutor's job, then, is to help that student develop his or her unique voice (Meyer & Smith, 1987, p. 162).
3. Electronic Publications
Include the author's last name, the year of publication, and the page number or paragraph number. For sites lacking page numbers or paragraph numbers, give the heading and paragraph number. If that information is unavailable, simply provide the author's last name and the year of publication.
e.g. Psychologists Seff, Gecas, and Frey (1993) argued that "research on birth order effects has been remarkably inconsistent and inconclusive with regard to various personality and behavioral outcomes" (Introduction section, ¶ 4).
4. No Author / No Date
Include a shortened title of the work (Use italics for books and periodicals; use double quotations for articles.), the year of publication (If no publication date is available use the abbreviation n.d.), and the page number, if applicable.
e.g. Merton asserted that the "lack of integration between what the culture calls for and what the structure permits . . . causes deviant behavior" (Merton's Strain, n.d.).

Reference List

Reference List

The international criteria by the American Psychological Association (APA) are here followed. For specific information on documenting particular sources, consult: American Psychological Association (2001), Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed., Washington. DC.

1. PRINT SOURCES
1.1 Book
Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year of publication). Title of the book. City: Publisher.
e.g. Meyer, E., & Smith, L. Z. (1987). The practical tutor. New York: Oxford University Press.
1.2 Chapter in an Edited Book
Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year of publication). Title of the article. In editor's name (Ed.), Title of the book (pages of the article). City: Publisher.
e.g. Flower, L., Hayes, J. R., Carey, L., Schriver, K., & Stratman, J. (1986). Detection, diagnosis, and strategies of revision. In L. Ede (Ed.), The Braddock essays (pp. 191-228). Boston: Bedford St. Martin's.
1.3 Periodical / Journal Paginated by Issue
Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year of publication). Title of the article. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue), pages of the article.
e.g. Szasz, T. (2004). Protecting patients against psychiatric intervention. Social Science and Modern Society, 41(3), 7-9.
1.4 Periodical, Journal Paginated by Volume
Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year of publication). Title of the article. Title of Periodical, Volume, pages of the article.
e.g. Weber, E. U., Shafir, S., & Blais, A. (2004). Predicting risk sensitivity in humans and lower animals: Risk as variance or coefficient of variation. Psychological Review, 111, 430-445.
1.5 Periodical, Magazines
Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year, date of publication). Title of the article. Title of Periodical, Volume, pages of the article.
e.g. Schwartz, P. (2002, June). Love is not all you need. Psychology Today, 35, 57-62.
1.6 Periodical, Newspapers
Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year, date of publication). Title of the article. Title of Periodical, pages of the article.
e.g. Martinez, A. (2004, May 5). Questions arise about liability. The Sun, pp. A1, A6.
2. ELECTRONIC SOURCES
2.1 Article from an Internet-only Journal
Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year of publication). Title of the article. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue). Retrieval date, from URL
e.g. Lambert, E. G., Hogan, N. L., & Barton, S. M. (2003). Collegiate academic dishonesty revisited: What have they done, how often have they done it, who does it, and why did they do it? Electronic Journal  of Sociology, 7(4). Retrieved May 5, 2004, from http://www.sociology.org/content/vol7.4/lambert_etal.html
2.2 Journal Article from a Database
Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year of publication). Title of the article. Title of Periodical, Volume, pages of the article. Retrieval date, from database (document number).
e.g. Troyer, L., & Younts, C. W. (1997). Whose expectations matter? The relative power of first- and second- order expectations in determining social influence. The American Journal of Sociology, 103, 692-743. Retrieved May 5, 2004, from Expanded Academic ASAP database (A20317868).
2.3 Non Periodical Web Document
Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Date of publication). Title of the document. Retrieval date, from URL
e.g. Poore, S. (2000). Ethnomethodology—An introduction. Retrieved May 6, 2004, from http://www.hewett.norfolk.sch.uk/CURRIC/soc/ethno/intro.htm

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