International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

QUT Journal rated as top Law journal in Australia

Journal ranked as Q1 in latest rankings

The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy has been ranked by Scopus as a Q1 (Quartile 1) for journal quality in the subject category, ‘LAW’ in the latest Scimago* rankings.

The Journal is the only Law journal in Australia with a Q1 status – and the only journal from the Global South in this quartile.
Internationally, the Journal is ranked 10th in the top 100 open access Law journals, and 1st in the Pacific Region.
Supported by the Centre for Justice in the Faculty of Law at QUT, Editors Kerry Carrington, John Scott and David Rodríguez Goyes wish to acknowledge the hard work of the reviewers, authors and the support of the International Editorial Board for the ongoing success of the Journal. As well, the Editors would like to recognise QUT Library and the Office for Scholarly Communications for their support and commitment to best practice in open access publishing. The Library supports five open access scholarly publications publishing content under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence with no article processing charges (APCs).

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*The Scimago Journal and Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). Citation data is drawn from over 34,100 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers and country performance metrics from 239 countries worldwide.

Each subject category of journals is divided into four quartiles: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4. Q1 is occupied by the top 25% of journals in the list.

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