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Celebrating open scholarship during Open Access Week 2023

This week (23-29 October) is Open Access Week – an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge sharing systems. This year’s theme is ‘Community over Commercialisation’.

This theme encourages a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritize the best interests of the public and the academic community—and which do not.

The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy (IJCJSD) is an open access, blind peer reviewed journal that seeks to publish critical research about common challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. Authors retain copyright and articles are licenced via Creative Commons to make published articles more readily available and useable. There are no APCs (Article Processing Charges). Authors can submit and publish at no cost.

Importantly, IJCJSD is indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). A DOAJ Membership is a clear statement of intent and proves a commitment to quality, peer-reviewed open access. DOAJ is co-author to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (Principles) and DOAJ members are expected to follow these principles as a condition of membership

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to around 19,960 high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Only 8% of journals indexed by DOAJ have been awarded the Seal, and of these only nine journals from Australia have the Seal.

IJCJSD remains committed to making criminology research and scholarship accessible to all, without paywalls and via best practice in open access practices.

Interested contributors may discuss their research and scholarship with the Editors at

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