Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling
© John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Edited By: Donna Youngs
Impact Factor: 0.625
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 44/57 (Criminology & Penology); 61/79 (Psychology Applied)
Online ISSN: 1544-4767
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Effective with the 2011 volume, this journal will be published in an online-only format.
Manuscript Submission The Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then click http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jip to navigate to the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling online submission site. 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.
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- Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.
- Papers should normally be between 4000 and 8000 words, with longer review articles by arrangement with the Editor.
APA (American Psychological Association) Reference Style.
Number of authors
First text citation (either parenthetical or narrative)
Subsequent text citations (all)
One or two
Palmer & Roy, 2008
Palmer & Roy, 2008
Three, four, or five
Sharp, Aarons, Wittenberg, & Gittens, 2007
Sharp et al., 2007
Six or more
Mendelsohn et al., 2010
Mendelsohn et al., 2010
All references must be complete and accurate. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style:
- One author:
Fawcett, T. (2006). An introduction to ROC analysis. Pattern Recognition Letters, 27(8), 861–874. DOI: 10.1016/j.patrec.2005.10
- 2 to 7 authors:
Daley, C. E., & Nagle, R. J. (1996). Relevance of WISC-III Indicators for assessment of learning disabilities. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 14(4), 320–333.
Ramus, F., Rosen, S., Dakin, S. C. Day, B. L., Castellote, J. M., White, S., & Frith, U. (2003). Theories of developmental dyslexia: Insights from a multiple case study of dyslexic adults. Brain, 126(4), 841–865. DOI: 10.1093/brain/awg076
- More than 7 authors:
Rutter, M., Caspi, A., Fergusson, D., Horwood, L. J., Goodman, R., Maughan, B., … Carroll, J. (2004). Sex differences in developmental reading disability: New findings from 4 epidemiological studies. Journal of the American Medical Association, 291(16), 2007–2012. DOI: 10.1001/jama.291.16.2007
- In press or forthcoming:
van Bergen, E., de Jong, P. F., Maassen, B., Krikhaar, E., Plakas, A., & van der Leij, A. (in press). IQ of four-year-olds who go on to develop dyslexia. Journal of Learning Disabilities. DOI: 10.1177/0022219413479673
Author(s). (Year of publication). BookTitle (Edition of book if later than 1st ed). Place of publication: Publisher Name.
- Chapter in a Book:
Author(s). (Year of publication). ChapterTitle. In Editor(s) (Eds.), BookTitle (Edition of book if later than 1st ed). (pp. pages). Place of publication: Publisher Name.
- Personal author(s)
Beck, I. (1989). Reading today and tomorrow: Teachers edition for grades 1 and 2. Austin, TX: Holt and Co.
Bradley, L., & Bryant, P. (1985). Rhyme and reason in reading and spelling. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Howell, K. W., Fox, S. L., & Morehead, K. W. (1993). Curriculum–Based evaluation: Teaching and decision making (2nd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
- Chapter in Edited Book
Borstrøm, I., & Elbro, C. (1997). Prevention of dyslexia in kindergarten: Effects of phoneme awareness training with children of dyslexic parents. In C. Hulme & M. Snowling (Eds.), Dyslexia: Biology, cognition and intervention (pp. 235–253). London, UK: Whurr.
Author(s). (Year/Date of conference). OtherTitle. Paper presented at Conference title, conference location.
Author(s). (Year). OtherTitle. In OtherTitle, pp. pages.
- Conference Paper
Balakrishnan, R. (2006, March 25-26). Why aren't we using 3d user interfaces, and will we ever? Paper presented at the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces. doi:10.1109/VR.2006.148
Fan, K. Y. (1986, September). Graphic symbol of the Chinese character. Paper presented at the meeting of the Symposium of Chinese Character Modernization, Beijing, China.
- Conference Proceedings
Rapp, R. (1995). Automatic identification of word translations from unrelated English and German corpora. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for the Computational Linguistics, pp. 519–525.
Argamon, S., & Levitan, S. (2005). Measuring the usefulness of function words for authorship attribution. In Proceedings of the 2005 ACH/ALLC Conference. Victoria: Canada. Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.71.6935
Other reference types
- Scientific or Technical Reports
NICHD. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2000). Report of the National Reading Panel. Teaching children to read: An evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction (NIH Publication No. 00-4769). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
van Otterloo, S. G. (2011). Early home-based intervention for children at familial risk of dyslexia. University of Amsterdam (unpublished doctoral dissertation).
Eleveld, M. A. (2005). At risk for dyslexia. The role of phonological abilities, letter knowledge, and speed of serial naming in early intervention and diagnosis (PhD thesis). State University Groningen, The Netherlands. Leuven: Garant Publishers.
- Personal Communication
Not allowed in reference list. Cite in text only.
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- Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
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Colour Policy. Where colour is necessary to the understanding of the figures, colour illustrations will be reproduced in the journal without charge to the author, at the Editor's discretion.
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