We publish open access: “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” (per Suber’s Open Access, MIT Press). By opening access to QC articles, instead of paywalling them, we make the scholarly ecosystem more rational, socially just, and increase our authors’ impact.
We license works as CC BY 4.0. This means QC articles are more than free to read, copy, and redistribute (“gratis”). They are free to adapt (“libre”). You can remix, transform, and build on them, so long as our authors are given proper attribution. To learn more, visit this page.
We do not have an article processing charge. Publishing in QC is gratis. Most other publishers charge thousands of dollars/euros/pounds to make articles open access. Journals are only open to everyone if all authors can afford to publish therein.
We give QC high production value by using PubPub, a program of MIT’s Knowledge Futures Group. PubPub “supports each part of the publishing process, from drafting documents, conducting peer review, and hosting entire journal and book websites, to collecting and displaying reader feedback and analytics.”
PubPub is the most useful publishing tool at (y)our disposal. For example, it is a game changer for criminologists who want to integrate non-textual information or interactive features into publications. This includes sharing high quality images, audio, video, websites, and more. At other outlets, that is impossible or prohibitively expensive. For some ideas on how to visualize criminology with PubPub, see Heith Copes’ tutorial. [Note: Heith’s thing isn’t done so the link won’t work.]
The journal is free to read and publish in, but not to operate. If you would like to help support the journal, visit the Donate page.