Founded in 1968 by Denis Szabo, Criminologie (preceded by Acta Criminologica) is primarily dedicated to presenting research results and addresses both scientists and criminal-justice professionals. This theme-based journal deals with the current concerns and interests of criminologists in Quebec and elsewhere. Themes are often multidisciplinary in nature and the publication calls upon researchers in various fields: criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, jurists, etc. It is the only French-language criminology journal published in North America. A brief history of our journal is provided here (in French).
Criminologie is made possible thanks to grants from the Canadian Human Sciences Research Council of Canada and the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture.
The journal Criminologie accepts and publishes only original and previously unpublished French texts based on research findings. Prospective authors are invited to submit their paper via our publishing system: https://www.criminologie.ca. The publication of all articles is the result of a rigorous peer review process, including a first internal reading and submission to two independent experts (not affiliated with the Université de Montréal), chosen for their knowledge of the subject matter.
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The current issues and the journal’s archives are offered in open access.
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Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.
Editorial policy and ethics
Open Access: As of January 2017, Criminologie opted for an open access dissemination model and the whole publication is available via the Érudit platform. The authors are encouraged to make their article available in different web-based distribution platforms (personal Web page, research center, institutional repository, ResearchGate, etc.), using the published version available on Érudit. Before publication, the authors may use a corrected version with this mention: This paper has been accepted for publication in Criminologie and will appear in this issue (YEAR VOL. NO.).
Journal Archiving: Permanent archiving of Criminologie is provided by Portico.
Copyright: Once the article is accepted, authors are linked by a copyright transfer agreement. Criminologie allows authors to disseminate the content of their articles (in part or in full) if an explicit mention is made of the first publication in the journal Criminologie and the full reference given.
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Criminologie does not charge any submission or publication fees.
Anti-plagiarism: Criminologie only publishes original articles and does not accept articles that contain plagiarism or “the act of passing off as one's own the texts or ideas of others, voluntarily or not” (source). Authors are invited to mention their sources, following our preferred style for quotations and references (APA 6th Ed).
Criminologie may accept articles that include the reutilization of some of the author’s own material – often referred to as self-plagiarism – such as a literature review or methodology used in a research project if the previous appearance of this material is explicitly mentioned by the author. However the submitted paper must also clearly provide new and previously unpublished research results. When submitting an article, authors must confirm that “the paper being submitted is new and has not been published previously.” Instances of self-plagiarism should be noted in the covering letter.
Measures against plagiarism: If the Editorial Board detects plagiarism before publication, it will be discussed with the author. If the plagiarism is detected after publication, mention of it will be made in the next issue of Criminologie and the electronic version of the article may be removed from our site depending on the nature and/or the extent of the plagiarism.
Information for contributors
Procedures for selecting articles and conducting peer review
In each issue, Criminologie publishes research presenting various aspects of a same issue in the form of a thematic dossier. Each issue also reserves a section for non-thematic articles, which includes articles submitted by researchers who wish to report on the results of their recent work. This section covers a variety of topics, depending on the articles submitted.
Authors can submit articles for a thematic issue (see calls for contributions) or for the non-topic section (see our platform). Authors interested in a thematic issue are invited to contact the person responsible for the issue to discuss the terms of submission.
All articles submitted for special issues or for the non-theme section are subject to a double evaluation process. Articles are first assessed by the journal's editorial board, which determines whether the article meets the journal's standards and expectations. If the article is found to be compliant, it is then submitted to a minimum of two external reviewers who are recognized for their expertise on the topic of the article. The assessment is blind and the reviewers remain anonymous. The editorial board then makes a decision based on the reviewers' comments.
Articles submitted must meet our publication guidelines for submission format and reference presentation standards (APA 6th Ed).
Authors use our article management platform to submit their article and follow its progress: https://www.criminologie.ca