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Punishment & Society

The International Journal of Penology

2014 Impact Factor: 0.889
2014 Ranking: 28/55 in Criminology & Penology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor in Chief
Dario Melossi University of Bologna, Italy

eISSN: 17413095| ISSN: 14624745|Current volume: 17|Current issue: 3 Frequency: 5 Times/Year


Punishment & Society is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research and scholarship dealing with punishment, penal institutions and penal control. It advances and refines the impressive body of work that has emerged in this field over the last two decades, and is a source of informed commentary and criticism regarding the penal policies and practices of our time.

Punishment & Society includes theoretical and empirical contributions from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives including criminology and penology; the sociology of punishment and penal institutions; penal history; penal law; sentencing theory and the philosophy of punishment.

It also includes a lively book review section, reviewing the most important new books and publications. It features review essays, symposia and debates as well as shorter reviews, ensuring readers are kept up-to-date on what has been published in this expanding field.

"The articles, and indeed notes and reviews, are well written, lively and highly topical. It is what a proper scholarly journal should aspire to - international, interdisciplinary and interesting. It is a journal not just for the prison "train spotters" but for all those who recognise the centrality of discourses on punishment and social control to an understanding who and what we are in the 21st Century." Kieran McEvoy

"The legitimacy of punishment, the relationship between prisons, market society and social order: all these are in question, and Punishment & Society promises to be the journal of choice for those who have these questions at heart." Michael Ignatieff, author of A Just Measure of Pain: Penitientiaries in the Industrial Revolution

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Punishment & Society is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://pun.sagepub.com

Punishment & Society is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research and scholarship dealing with punishment, penal institutions and penal control.

Associate Editor
Ester Massa University of Bologna, Italy
Book Review Editors
Vanessa Barker Stockholm University, Sweden
Alessandro De Giorgi San José State University, USA
Co-Editors
Katherine Beckett University of Washington, USA
Malcolm M Feeley University of California, Berkeley, USA
Katja Franko Aas University of Oslo, Norway
David Garland New York University, USA
Marie Gottschalk University of Pennsylvania, USA
Alison Liebling University of Cambridge, UK
Mona Lynch University of California, Irvine, USA
Shadd Maruna Rutgers University, USA
Kelly Hannah-Moffat University of Toronto, Canada
Joachim Savelsberg University of Minnesota, USA
Jonathan Simon University of California, Berkeley, USA
Sonja Snacken Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Richard Sparks University of Edinburgh, UK
Dirk van Zyl Smit University of Nottingham, UK
Bruce Western Harvard University, USA
International Associate Editorial Board
Hans-Jörg Albrecht Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Law, Germany
Anthony Bottoms University of Cambridge, UK
David Brown University of New South Wales, Australia
Kitty Calavita University of California, Irvine, USA
Pat Carlen University of Kent, UK
Michael Cavadino University of Central Lancashire, UK
Leonidas K. Cheliotis London School of Economics, UK
Nils Christie University of Oslo, Norway
Todd R. Clear John Jay College, USA
Andrew Coyle King's College London, UK
Ben Crewe University of Cambridge, UK
Kathleen Daly Griffith University, Australia
Anthony Doob University of Toronto, Canada
Markus Dubber University of Toronto, Canada
Antony Duff University of Stirling, UK
Johannes Feest Universitat Bremen, Germany
Barry Feld University of Minnesota, USA
Benjamin D Fleury-Steiner University of Delaware, USA
Arie Freiberg Monash University, Australia
Alice Goffman University of Wisconsin, USA
David Greenberg New York University, USA
Chris Hale University of Kent, UK
Adrian Howe RMIT University, Australia
David T. Johnson University of Hawaii, USA
Aaron C. Kupchik University of Delaware
Nicola Lacey London School of Economics, UK
Karen Laidler University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Elena Larrauri Pijoan Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
René Levy CESDIP, France
Mike Maguire University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Rod Morgan University of Bristol, UK
Jeffrie Murphy Arizona State University, USA
David Nelken University of Macerata, Italy
Pat O'Malley University of Sydney, Australia
Joshua Page University of Minnesota, USA
Massimo Pavarini University of Bologna, Italy
Laura Piacentini University of Strathclyde, UK
John Pratt University of Wellington, New Zealand
Nicole Hahn Rafter Northeastern University, USA
Rani Dhavan Shankardass Secretary General, Penal Reform and Justice Association, Gurgaon, India and President, Penal Reform International, London, UK
Joe Sim Liverpool John Moore's University, UK
Maximo Sozzo National University of Litoral, Argentina
Pieter Spierenburg Erasmus University, The Netherlands
John Sutton University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
René Van Swaaningen Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Andrew von Hirsch University of Cambridge, UK
Peter Young University of Hull, UK
Lucia Zedner University of Oxford, UK
Franklin E. Zimring University of California, Berkeley, USA
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    1. Peer review policy
      1.1 Authorship
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Publishing Policies
      4.1 Publication Ethics
      4.1.1 Plagiarism
      4.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      4.3 Open Access and author archiving
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Acknowledgments
      7.1 Funding acknowledgement
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints
      10.3 SAGE production
    11. Further information

    Punishment & Society is an international, interdisciplinary, peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research and scholarship dealing with punishment, penal institutions and penal control. It advances and refines the impressive body of work that has emerged in this field over the last two decades, and is a source of informed commentary and criticism regarding the penal policies and practices of our time.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    Punishment & Society operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. All manuscripts that meet the scholarly and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. Each manuscript considered for publication is reviewed by at least two referees.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    •  The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    •  The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    •   Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    1.1 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

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    2. Article types

    Punishment & Society includes theoretical and empirical contributions from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives including criminology and penology; the sociology of punishment and penal institutions; penal history; penal law; sentencing theory and the philosophy of punishment.

    It also includes a lively book review section, reviewing the most important new books and publications. It features review essays, symposia and debates as well as shorter reviews, ensuring readers are kept up-to-date on what has been published in this expanding field.

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Punishment & Societyis hosted on SAGE Track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pun to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers (except for book reviews) must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the ‘Further Information’ section below. .

    Book reviews should be sent to:

    In Americas and Pacific Rim
    Alessandro De Giorgi
    Department of Justice Studies
    San José State University
    1 Washington Square
    San José
    California
    95192-0050
    United States

    Email: alessandro.degiorgi@sjsu.edu

    In Europe and the Rest of the World
    Vanessa Barker
    Department of Sociology
    Stockholm University
    106 91 Stockholm
    Sweden

    Email: vanessa.barker@sociology.su.se

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    4. Publishing policies

    4.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    4.1.1 Plagiarism

    Punishment & Society and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    4.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    4.3 Open Access and author archiving

    Punishment & Society offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests                  

    Punishment & Society encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    6. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    7. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    7.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Food Science and Technology International additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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    8. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC and RTF. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    9.2 Journal Style
    Punishment & Society conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    9.3 Reference Style
    Punishment & Society adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    9.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. The maximum length of articles should be 8,000 words including notes and references.

    9.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring that readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    Punishment & Society does not currently accept supplemental files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    10.2 E-Prints
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    10.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Punishment & Society with SAGE.

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Professor Dario Melossi

    Email: dario.melossi@unibo.it

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