Publishing Qualitative Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice Journals

Heith Copes, Richard Tewksbury & Sveinung Sandberg (2015): "Publishing Qualitative Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice Journals" in Journal of Criminal Justice Education.


The methodological orientation of criminology and criminal justice journals is overwhelmingly quantitative. In fact, only between 5 and 10% of articles published in CCJ journals rely on qualitative methods. Fortunately, this trend seems to be changing within the discipline, which will encourage more scholars to seek to publish qualitative research. Our aim is to offer practical suggestions on how to best structure, write, and format manuscripts based on qualitative methods to increase the likelihood of success. We discuss the importance of paying attention to the organizational structure of the manuscript, properly selecting journals with which to submit, and properly formatting and revising manuscripts.

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