The Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime is an international and a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal featuring high quality contributions from a community of global scholars and researchers. The journal is aimed at uncovering the interrelations of theoretical and empirical investigation of the crimes of powerfully organized people while advancing the knowledge of white collar and corporate crime as well as the practices of social intervention and policy change. Conceptually, the journal is concerned with studying white collar and corporate crime in relation to both power and the powerful, and is open to a myriad of lenses and to the historical relations between law, criminology, economics, accounting, compliance, regulation, securitization, and financialization. The journal is broad-gauged, inclusive, and robust in its overall scope and accommodation of substantive and policy disciplines alike. The journal welcomes qualitative and quantitative studies of white collar, corporate, organized, transnational, state, nonstate, and state-corporate crime, as each of these areas of classification and inquiry are indicative of the routinization of the crimes of the powerful.
|Kimberly Barrett||Eastern Michigan University, USA|
|Nicole Leeper Piquero||University of Texas at Dallas, USA|
|Isabel Schoultz||Lund University, Sweden|
|Steve Tombs||Open University, UK|
|Michael Benson||University of Cincinnati, USA|
|Steven Bittle||University of Ottawa, Canada|
|Maria Laura Böhm||University of Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|John Braithwaite||Australian National University, Australia|
|Bryan Burton||Sonoma State University, USA|
|Marilia de Nardin Budó||Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil|
|Mary Dodge||University of Colorado Denver, USA|
|Jacqueline M. Drew||Griffith University, Australia|
|David O. Friedrichs||University of Scranton, USA|
|John Hagan||Northwestern University, USA|
|Kristy Holtfreter||Arizona State University, USA|
|Aleksandra Jordanoska||University of Manchester, UK|
|Jay P. Kennedy||Michigan State University, USA|
|Ronald C. Kramer||Western Michigan University, USA|
|Paul Leighton||Eastern Michigan University, USA|
|Michael Levi||Cardiff University, UK|
|Nicholas Lord||University of Manchester, UK|
|Michael Lynch||University of South Florida, USA|
|Abiola Makinwa||The Hague University, The Netherlands|
|Raymond J. Michalowski||Northern Arizona University, USA|
|Nikos Passas||Northeastern University, USA|
|Brian K. Payne||Old Dominion University, USA|
|Melissa Rorie||University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA|
|Dawn Rothe||Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida|
|Vincenzo Ruggiero||Middlesex University, UK|
|Jon Petter Rui||University of Bergen, Norway|
|Puma Shen||National Taipei University|
|Laureen Snider||Queen's University, Canada|
|Tina Søreide||Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway|
|Judith van Erp||Utrecht University, The Netherlands|
|Karin van Wingerde||Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|David L. Weisburd||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and George Mason University, USA|
|David Whyte||University of Liverpool, UK|
|Kenneth S. Leon||Rutgers University at New Brunswick, USA|
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wcc to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
1. What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime please ensure you have read the following Aims & Scope:
The Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime is an international and a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal featuring high quality contributions from a community of global scholars and researchers. The journal is aimed at uncovering the interrelations of theoretical and empirical investigation of the crimes of powerfully organized people and institutions while advancing the knowledge of white collar and corporate crime as well as the practices of social intervention and policy change. Conceptually, the journal is concerned with studying white collar and corporate crime in relation to both power and the powerful, and is open to a myriad of lenses and to the historical relations between law, criminology, economics, accounting, compliance, regulation, securitization, and financialization. The journal is broad-gauged, inclusive, and robust in its overall scope and accommodation of substantive and policy disciplines alike. The journal welcomes qualitative and quantitative studies of white collar, corporate, organized, transnational, state, nonstate, and state-corporate crime, as each of these areas of classification and inquiry are indicative of the routinization of the crimes of the powerful.
1.2 Article types
Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length including abstract, tables, references and figure captions. There is no limit to the number of references, but they should include only such reviews of the literature as are relevant to the argument. An exact word count must be given on the title page.
A book review for this journal should be no more than 1,500 words.
1.3 Writing your paper
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
2. Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.
Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.
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.
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, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
2.3.1 Writing Assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
3. Publishing Policies
3.1 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.
Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime 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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
3.2 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 the SAGE Author Gateway
3.3 Open access and author archiving
Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime 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.
4. Preparing your manuscript for submission
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
4.2 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 color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For specifically requested color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
4.3 Supplementary material
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
4.4 Reference style
Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
4.5 English language editing services
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
5. Submitting your manuscript
Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wcc to login and submit your article online.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.
We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
6. On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
6.2 Online First publication
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
6.3 Access to your published article
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
6.4 Promoting your article
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact with Kudos.
7. Further information
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime editorial office as follows:
Anne Alvesalo-Kuusi: +358505604229, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregg Barak: +17347171376, email@example.com