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Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

2015 Impact Factor: 1.750
2015 Ranking: 13/57 in Criminology & Penology
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data
Published in Association with Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Chad R. Trulson University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Founding Editors
Eric J. Fritsch University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Tory J. Caeti University of North Texas, Denton, USA

eISSN: 15569330 | ISSN: 15412040 | Current volume: 15 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal provides academics and practitioners in juvenile justice and related fields with a resource for publishing current empirical research, discussing theoretical issues, and reviewing promising interventions and programs in the areas of youth violence, juvenile justice, and school safety.

The journal places a decided emphasis on applicability of the research and writing to the fields of juvenile justice and youth and school violence prevention. It particularly encourages the publication of program evaluations, policy analyses, empirical research, and practical, theoretical, legal, and qualitative analyses.

Interdisciplinary in scope, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice serves a diverse audience of academics and practitioners in the fields of criminal justice, education, psychology, social work, behavior analysis, sociology, law, counseling, public health, and all others with an interest in youth violence, juvenile justice, and school safety.

Founding Editors
Tory J. Caeti University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Eric J. Fritsch University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Managing Editor
Chad R. Trulson University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Book Review Editor
Ashley G. Blackburn University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Associate Editors
Jonathan Caudill California State University-Chico
Matt DeLisi Iowa State University
Michael J. Leiber University of South Florida, USA
Daniel Mears Florida State University
Editorial Board
Michael Baglivio G4S Youth Services
Kevin M. Beaver Florida State University
John Burrow University of South Carolina, USA
Mary Ann Campbell University of New Brunswick, Canada
Kristin Carbone-Lopez University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA
Dena C. Carson Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Nadine Connell University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Scott H. Decker Arizona State University
Abigail A. Fagan University of Florida
Jamie Flexon Florida International University, USA
Kate Fox Arizona State University
Tina L. Freiburger University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chris L. Gibson University of Florida, USA
Carter Hay Florida State University
Kareem L. Jordan University of Massachusetts Lowell
Aaron Kupchik University of Delaware
Daniel Lee Indiana University of Pennsylvania
David C. May Eastern Kentucky University
Chris Melde Michigan State University, USA
Holly Ventura Miller Sam Houston State University
David Mueller, Ph.D. Boise State University
David L. Myers Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Justin W. Patchin University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Allison Payne Villanova University
Anthony A. Peguero Virginia Tech
Alex R. Piquero University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Nicole Leeper Piquero University of Texas at Dallas
David C. Pyrooz Sam Houston State University
Richard Redding Chapman University School of Law
Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez University of Texas School of Public Health, USA
Christopher J. Schreck Rochester Institute of Technology
Benjamin Steiner University of South Carolina, USA
Christopher Sullivan University of Cincinnati, USA
Matthew T. Theriot The University of Tennessee, USA
Michael G. Vaughn Saint Louis University
Glenn D. Walters, Ph.D. Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, USA
Jennifer Wareham Wayne State University
Adam Watkins Bowling Green State University
Kelly Welch Villanova University, USA
Kevin T. Wolff John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), USA
Emily M. Wright University of Nebraska, Omaha
John P. Wright University of Cincinnati
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  • Manuscript Submission to Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice (YVJJ)

    All new manuscripts to YVJJ must be submitted using the SAGE track manuscript submission website. Please read below for instructions on submitting manuscripts to YVJJ.

    Log onto the SAGE track manuscript submission website at and click on “Create Account: New users click here.”

    Follow the instructions and make sure to enter your current and correct email address. Once you have finished creating a user account, your User ID and Password will be sent via email.

    Submission of a New Manuscript

    Log onto the manuscript central website and select “Author Center.” Once at the Author Center, select the link “Click here to Submit a New Manuscript.” Follow the instructions on each page. Once finished with a page, click on the “Save and Continue” option at the end of each page. Continue to follow the instructions for loading a new manuscript and/or other files at the appropriate stages (e.g., abstract, title page, etc.). When loading the manuscript file, make sure to use the “Browse” function and locate the correct file on your computer drive. Make sure to “Upload Files” when you are finished selecting the manuscript file you wish to upload. NOTE: All text files must be in word format and de-identified (please also remove any identifying information from the manuscript’s properties before you upload the manuscript). The system will convert the submission to a PDF file.

    After uploading your manuscript, review your submission in one of the provided formats (e.g., PDF). Once you have reviewed your submission, click on the “Submit” button. You should receive a submission confirmation screen and an email confirming submission. You can revisit the website at any time to review the status of your submission.

    Submission of a Revised Manuscript

    To submit a revised manuscript to YVJJ, log onto the SAGE track manuscript submission website at Once at your Author Dashboard, view your “Manuscripts with Decisions” and select the option to “Create a Revision.” Continue to follow the directions to upload your revised manuscript. Make sure to upload a de-identified version of your revision as with the initial submission. Also provide comments regarding changes that were made to your revised manuscript. These comments will be provided to reviewers.

    Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal; simultaneous submissions are not acceptable.

    All copy should be typed, double-spaced, and should follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Notes and references should appear at the end of the manuscript. Each manuscript should include a brief abstract of 100-150 words describing the subject, general approach, intended purpose of the article, and findings; include 4-5 keywords for indexing and online searching. Also, please supply a 2-3 line (within 50-75 words) bio for each author. Ordinarily, articles should be less than 35 pages in length. However, research notes should not exceed 15 pages.

    Referees will evaluate submitted manuscripts anonymously. Therefore, potential contributors should send two electronic copies of the manuscript via e-mail, one copy that includes a cover page giving the title, author(s), and author(s) affiliation and complete contact information, and a second electronic copy in which only the title of the paper is included as a means of identification.

    Book Reviews: Books for review and book review manuscripts should be sent to Ashley G. Blackburn, Book Review Editor, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, University of North Texas, Department of Criminal Justice, Denton, Texas 76203.

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