Emirati Journal of policing and security studies: Theory, Practice and Principles is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research studies, conceptual articles, theoretical overviews or reviews, and articles on good practice or practice evaluation, to reflect the constantly changing landscape in which police personnel around the World operate. (publ. by Emirates Scholar)
Emirati Journal of policing and security studies: Theory, Practice and Principles is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research studies, conceptual articles, theoretical overviews or reviews, and articles on good practice or practice evaluation, to reflect the constantly changing landscape in which police personnel around the World operate. It seeks to encourage policing practitioners and academic researchers to submit articles for publication that focus on real World policing issues such as cybercrime, criminal investigation, police management, crime prevention, public engagement, and threats to domestic and international security. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles provides a platform for theory, research and practice to come together to advance all knowledge of different areas and diverse aspects of policing, by publishing contemporary articles written by practitioners, academics and other contributors from different national and international police perspectives providing a wide range of ideas, opinions and experience.
Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article.
All authors must accept our Ethical Guidelines.
All our article are published as Open Access (OA).
There are a number of key steps you should follow to ensure a smooth and trouble-free submission. Double check your manuscript Before submitting your work, it is your responsibility to check that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct, and without spelling or typographical errors. A few other important points: Give the journal aims and scope a final read. Is your manuscript definitely a good fit? If it isn’t, the editor may decline it without peer review. Does your manuscript comply with our research and publishing ethics guidelines? Have you cleared any necessary publishing permissions? Have you followed all the formatting requirements laid out in these author guidelines? Does the manuscript contain any information that might help the reviewer identify you? This could compromise the blind peer review process. A few tips: If you need to refer to your own work, use wording such as ‘previous research has demonstrated’ not ‘our previous research has demonstrated’. If you need to refer to your own, currently unpublished work, don’t include this work in the reference list. Any acknowledgments or author biographies should be uploaded as separate files. Carry out a final check to ensure that no author names appear anywhere in the manuscript. This includes in figures or captions. You will find a helpful submission checklist on the website Think.Check.Submit.
All manuscripts should be submitted through our editorial system by the corresponding author. A separate author account is required for each journal you submit to. If this is your first time submitting to this journal, please choose the Create an account or Register now option in the editorial system. If you already have an Emirates Scholar login, you are welcome to reuse the existing username and password here. Please note, the next time you log into the system, you will be asked for your username. This will be the email address you entered when you set up your account. Don't forget to add your ORCiD ID during the submission process. It will be embedded in your published article, along with a link to the ORCiD registry allowing others to easily match you with your work. Don’t have one yet? It only takes a few moments to register for a free ORCiD identifier. Visit the ScholarOne support centre for further help and guidance. What you can expect next You will receive an automated email from the journal editor, confirming your successful submission. It will provide you with a manuscript number, which will be used in all future correspondence about your submission. If you have any reason to suspect the confirmation email you receive might be fraudulent, please contact our Rights team.
Review and decision process Each submission is checked by the editor. At this stage, they may choose to decline or unsubmit your manuscript if it doesn’t fit the journal aims and scope, or they feel the language/manuscript quality is too low. If they think it might be suitable for the publication, they will send it to at least two independent referees for double blind peer review. Once these reviewers have provided their feedback, the editor may decide to accept your manuscript, request minor or major revisions, or decline your work. While all journals work to different timescales, the goal is that the editor will inform you of their first decision within 60 days. During this period, we will send you automated updates on the progress of your manuscript via our submission system, or you can log in to check on the current status of your paper. Each time we contact you, we will quote the manuscript number you were given at the point of submission. If you receive an email that does not match these criteria, it could be fraudulent and we recommend you email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright All accepted authors are sent an email with a link to a licence form. This should be checked for accuracy, for example whether contact and affiliation details are up to date and your name is spelled correctly, and then returned to us electronically. If there is a reason why you can’t assign copyright to us, you should discuss this with your journal content editor. You will find their contact details on the editorial team section above. Proofing and typesetting Once we have received your completed licence form, the article will pass directly into the production process. We will carry out editorial checks, copyediting, and typesetting and then return proofs to you (if you are the corresponding author) for your review. This is your opportunity to correct any typographical errors, grammatical errors or incorrect author details. We can’t accept requests to rewrite texts at this stage. When the page proofs are finalised, the fully typeset and proofed version of record is published online. This is referred to as the EarlyCite version. While an EarlyCite article has yet to be assigned to a volume or issue, it does have a digital object identifier (DOI) and is fully citable. It will be compiled into an issue according to the journal’s issue schedule, with papers being added by chronological date of publication. How to share your paper Visit our author rights page to find out how you can reuse and share your work. To find tips on increasing the visibility of your published paper, read about how to promote your work. Correcting inaccuracies in your published paper Sometimes errors are made during the research, writing and publishing processes. When these issues arise, we have the option of withdrawing the paper or introducing a correction notice. Find out more about our article withdrawal and correction policies.