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Homicide Studies

Homicide Studies

Published in Association with Homicide Research Working Group
An Interdisciplinary & International Journal
Other Titles in:
Crime and Social Policy | Homicide

eISSN: 15526720 | ISSN: 10887679 | Current volume: 28 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

Homicide Studies is the official publication of the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG) and a high-quality, multidisciplinary outlet devoted to disseminating information concerning research, public policy, and applied knowledge relating to the study of homicide. As the flagship publication of the HRWG, Homicide Studies brings you the latest thinking and discussion in the field, aiding in developing more effective public policies to reduce and possibly prevent future homicides. Through rigorous scholarly analysis and thoughtful exploration of various aspects of homicide, Homicide Studies play a vital role in advancing our understanding of this critical public health concern.

Homicide Studies is an interdisciplinary, international publication dedicated to the dissemination of empirical research addressing issues pertinent to the study of homicide.

Editor
Jesenia Pizarro Arizona State University, USA
Associate Editors
Lynn A. Addington Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology, American University, USA
Jay Corzine Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida, USA
Wendy Regoeczi Sociology and Criminology, Cleveland State University, USA
Jaclyn Schildkraut Department of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Oswego
Daniel Semenza Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Rutgers University Camden, USA
M. Dwayne Smith Department of Sociology, University of South Florida, USA
April M. Zeoli Department of Health Management Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA
Editorial Board
Millan AbiNader School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Melissa Bemiller Department of Social Sciences, Augusta University, USA
Tricia Bent-Goodley Social Work, Howard University, USA
Fiona Brookman Centre for Criminology, University of South Wales, UK
Myrna Dawson Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Guelph, Canada
Kate Fox School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, USA
Emma E. Fridel College of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Florida State University, USA
Shila Hawk United States Attorney Northern District of Georgia
Karen Holt School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, USA
Richard Hough Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, East Tennessee State University, USA
Lin Huff-Corzine Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida, USA
John P. Jarvis Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, USA
Marieke Liem Leiden University, Netherlands
Ramiro Martinez School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, USA
Amy Nivette Department of Sociology, Utrecht University and Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Netherlands
Karen Parker Department of Sociology & Criminology, University of Delaware, USA
Amy Reckdenwald Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida, USA
Richard Rosenfeld Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of St.Louis Missouri, USA
D. Kim Rossmo School of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Texas State University, USA
Randolph Roth Department of History, Ohio State University, USA
Mateus Renno Santos Department of Criminology, University of South Florida, USA
Tanya L. Sharpe School of Social Work, University of Toronto, Canada
Greg S. Weaver Department of Sociology, Auburn University, USA
Kristen Zgoba Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida International University, USA
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  • Homicide Studies welcomes original research studies, review articles, case studies, and research note submissions for publication consideration.

    Original research studies refer to scholarly work that seeks to answer research questions or test hypotheses. The work presents new and unique research findings in homicide research and involves qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research methodologies. Original research submissions must align with the scope and focus of the Homicide Studies.

    Original Study submissions should be at most 8500 words (~35 pages). Figures, tables, and references count toward the word/page limit. The longer article might be accepted upon approval from the editor (please email the editor before submitting a longer manuscript). Articles should begin with a structured abstract of about 200 words that includes purpose, methods, results, and implications. The article should include an introduction, a review of the relevant literature, a theoretical framework (if applicable), a methods section, a findings section, a discussion section, and a conclusion section. All the sections should be delineated with headings and subheadings that adhere to the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th edition). Moreover, submissions should be typewritten, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman Font with endnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages. All manuscripts should follow the format specified in the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th edition). For more information, visit the APA 7th edition website: https://apastyle.apa.org/

    Review Article refers to manuscripts critically analyzing and synthesizing the literature on a specific homicide-related topic or concept. The goal of a review article is to synthesize the literature on a particular homicide topic and to identify future related areas for research and analysis. Review article submissions must align with the scope and focus of the Homicide Studies.

    Submissions should be at most 6200 words (~25) pages. Figures, tables, and references count toward the word/page limit. Longer reviews might be accepted upon approval from the editor (please email the editor before submitting a longer manuscript). Reviews should begin with a structured abstract of about 200 words that includes purpose, methods, results, and implications. Review Articles should be typewritten, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with endnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages. All reviews should follow the format specified in the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th edition). For more information, visit the APA 7th edition website: https://apastyle.apa.org/

    Case Studies focus on an in-depth investigation and analysis of an individual, group, organization, event, or phenomenon related to homicide research. Their goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of a homicide-related topic. Case study submissions must align with the scope and focus of the Homicide Studies.

    Submissions should be at most 6200 words (~25) pages. Figures, tables, and references count toward the word/page limit. Case studies should begin with an abstract of about 200 words that includes purpose, methods, results, and implications. Case Studies should be typewritten, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with endnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages. Case studies should be typewritten, double-spaced, with endnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages. All case studies should follow the format specified in the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th edition): typewritten, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman Font with endnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages. For more information, visit the APA 7th edition website: https://apastyle.apa.org/

    Submissions for publication consideration in Homicide Studies must focus on homicide. Submissions of manuscripts dealing with violence or crime as a generic issue are discouraged. Manuscripts that consider other areas of violent behavior are eligible if the central concern is the relationship between violence and homicide. Before submission, we encourage interested authors to read and review recent work published in the journal to understand the types of work typically featured.

    Research Note refers to a concise scholarly article presenting a new research approach to the study of homicide, a limitation with current research, a novel idea in homicide studies, or detailed specific experimental techniques, methodologies, or data analysis procedures. Notes present new perspectives that can improve the understanding of homicide and future original studies. Research note submissions must align with the scope and focus of the Homicide Studies.

    Submissions should be at most 5000 words (~20 pages). Figures, tables, and references count toward the word/page limit. Notes should begin with an abstract of about 200 and be typewritten, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with endnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages. All notes should follow the format specified in the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th edition). For more information, visit the APA 7th edition website: https://apastyle.apa.org/

    Peer Review Process:

    All manuscripts must be submitted using the ScholarOne online submission system at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hs.

    All submissions will undergo double-blinded review and be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Therefore, the author's name, affiliation, and contact information should be provided on a separate cover page. Authors can cite their work; however, they should avoid any first-person references that would reveal their identity. The review process for special issues is similar. If a guest editor authors an article in the special issue, they will not handle their peer-review process, and the editor-in-chief or another designated editor will manage the process.

    By submitting the manuscript for consideration by Homicide Studies, the authors affirm that it has not been previously published and is not under consideration elsewhere. While replication studies are welcome, the submission also implies that the substantive findings of the manuscript have not been published elsewhere and have not been included in a previous publication. Articles engaging in "salami slicing" will not be considered for publication.

    SAGE Choice

    Suppose you or your funder wishes your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access). In that case, you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure are unchanged. Upon acceptance of your article, you will be asked to tell SAGE if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on SAGE's open access options and compliance, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access), visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    English as a Second Language

    Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi. This non-affiliated company offers Professional Editing Services to journal article authors in science, technology, medicine, or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing.

    Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with SPi and does not endorse the company. An author's use of SPi's services does not guarantee a submission will be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and SPi, and any costs incurred are the author's sole responsibility.

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