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Journal overview

Our primary aim at Police Practice & Research is to present current and innovative police research with a focus on informing policing policy, programs and/or practice around the globe. We welcome qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodological studies from academic researchers and police practitioners alike, and strongly encourage research submissions from practitioner-academic partnerships. We also welcome rigorous systematic reviews of police strategies, technologies and innovations that have implications for police policy and practice.

From September 1, 2021, we will require manuscripts to meet 3 key criteria we see as supporting our objectives:

  • a clear statement of the policy, practice and/or program implications of the research presented - this content should be included in both the abstract and discussion sections of a paper;
  • consideration for the global scope of our audience - we not only welcome papers from around the globe, but particularly those that can tie local or regional issues to the larger world;
  • evidence of a rigorous methodological approach - all papers should be transparent in the methods used, from data collection to analysis. Ideally, we hope papers published in PPR can be replicated or reproduced based on the methods used.

Peer Review Policy:

PPR ensures that all articles and rapid communications published in the journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial screening by the editor and, if found suitable for further consideration, double-anonymized peer review by independent, expert referees. Book reviews are subject to review by the editorial team but are not independently peer reviewed.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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