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The Journal of Experimental Criminology is a premier source for high-quality experimental and quasi-experimental research in criminology and criminal justice.

  • Contributes to the understanding, development, and evaluation of evidence-based crime and justice policy.
  • Spans an array of scientific disciplines concerned with crime and justice.
  • Welcomes authoritative systematic reviews and innovative and rigorous experimental methods.
  • Encourages submissions from a broad array of scientific disciplines.

  • Wesley Jennings
Impact factor
3.0 (2022)
5 year impact factor
3.6 (2022)
Submission to first decision (median)
3 days
654,585 (2023)

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  • Open Choice in the Journal of Experimental Criminology

    The Journal of Experimental Criminology is a Hybrid publication. By default, papers published in this journal are paywalled and available only by subscription. Authors are never asked to pay a fee at any stage of the editorial evaluation process. Following their paper's acceptance, authors may choose to publish in Open Access format to widen the reach and amplify the impact of their work. If you're interested in publishing Open Access research in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, start by assessing your eligibility for funding—through Springer's Nature's Open Choice program as well as our fast-expanding array of Transformative agreements (scroll down) with a range of participating countries and institutions that cover open access costs for authors. View all of the Open Access articles in the Journal of Experimental Criminologhere.

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    Twice a year, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Experimental Criminology recognizes exceptional contributions to the field by selecting articles of outstanding scientific and impact on research, practice, and/or policy.

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