Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2013

The British Society of Criminology’s online journal Papers from the British Criminology Conference has been running since 1995.

If you are going to present a paper at this year’s conference in Wolverhampton we would gladly welcome submissions to the 2013 edition of the online journal.

The journal is available at:

Aims and Scope:

Papers from the British Criminology Conference is a peer-reviewed annual online journal that draws from papers presented at the British Society of Criminology’s annual conference. The journal is international in scope, and welcomes contributions from conference participants from across the globe. Papers can be submitted under the following three categories:

  1. Plenary papers
  2. Panel papers
  3. Postgraduate papers.

Submission deadlines for 2013:

The deadline for submission is two months after the close of this year’s conference, (final deadline Friday 6 September 2013). Of course, if participants have prepared a written paper in support of their presentation, then we will gladly accept submissions before the conference. All submissions are peer-reviewed.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Only papers presented at this year’s British Society of Criminology annual conference will be accepted for review. Please indicate the category of paper (plenary; panel; or postgraduate paper).
  • Papers are written in English and will not have been published already, nor will they be under consideration elsewhere.
  • All papers are reviewed anonymously by at least two referees.
  • Each paper should come with a separate cover sheet containing: the title of the paper; word count; author’s full name; affiliation; email address; institutional address; telephone and fax number; an abstract of
  • 100-150 words; up to 5 key words; and a brief biographical note of 25-50 words.
  • The maximum length should be 6000 words, including notes and references.
  • Articles must be submitted electronically to the editor in Microsoft Word (or compatible format), typed in double spacing throughout, and with generous margins on all sides. All pages should be numbered. A maximum of three orders of heading can be used.
  • Essential notes should be kept to a minimum. These are indicated by superscript numbers in the text, and presented at the end of the text.
  • Lengthy quotations should be kept to a minimum. If over 40 words these should be indented, with shorter quotes kept within the body of the text indicated by quotation marks. Where possible, the page number for each quote should be indicated.
  • Tables and Figures should be clearly presented and labelled. Sources and explanatory notes should be included if appropriate. Poor quality artwork will be rejected.
  • Papers should be carefully checked for errors before submission.
  • Authors are responsible to the accuracy of quotations and references, and for obtaining permissions and copyright clearances if appropriate.
  • The Harvard-style referencing system is used within the text – for example, (Hughes, 2007) – with an alphabetical “References” list at the end (typed and double-spaced)


Professor Andrew Millie
Department of Law and Criminology
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk, Lancashire
L39 4QP