International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy ranked second internationally in Criminology Open ranking

The Journal has been ranked by Criminology Open as the second most cited “diamond journal” in criminology internationally. Criminology Open compiles all the open access publications in this space and has started a ranking for different open access models using citation data from Scimago and Google Scholar. There are currently three open access models: green, gold and diamond. Green open access is also referred to as self-archiving, and is the practice of placing a version of an author’s manuscript into a repository, making it freely accessible for everyone (even if it’s published behind a paywall originally). Gold open access means that the article is open access but often authors pay article processing charges to publish. Under the Diamond model both publishing and access to published materials is completely free. That means neither authors nor institutions have to pay to publish scholarly materials on Diamond Open Access journals. Diamond journals are the most accessible.

This new ranking follows the excellent result in the June release of the Scimago rankings which placed the Journal as a Q1 (Quartile 1) for journal quality in the subject category, ‘LAW’ (the only Law journal in Australia with a Q1 status) Internationally, the Journal is ranked 10th in the top 100 open access Law journals in Scimago, and 1st in the Pacific Region.

This ranking success acknowledges QUT’s ongoing support for open access publishing via the sustained support from QUT Library and the Office for Scholarly Communications.

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