Guidelines for Contributors

Editorial Policy

The Editorial Board for International Perspectives in Victimology welcomes contributions from any tradition of scholarship concerned with the study of general victimology or its related disciplines.

Manuscript Submission

Original manuscripts in either English or Japanese will be considered, but any material previously published or currently under review will not be accepted. For manuscripts submitted in Japanese, translation into English will be provided free-of-charge only if the manuscript is first accepted for publication by the Editorial Board. Contributors are asked to provide full contact details, a brief biographical background of the author or authors involved, an abstract of approximately 150 words, and a digitized copy of the manuscript electronically by email (mail to: or physically on either a data CD or disposable flash drive (in MS Word, Times New Roman, font size 12). The review process normally takes about 10 weeks. Manuscripts must strictly conform to the guidelines for publication outlined in the Sixth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) and be no more than 20 pages in length (including tables, references, and appendices). Manuscripts for research notes and book reviews should be no more than six pages. A summarized version of the APA style guidelines can be accessed at the following URL (produced by Vanguard University, USA):

Send manuscripts for publication to*:
Gerd F. Kirchhoff, Editor in Chief
Tokiwa International Victimology Institute
Tokiwa University, 1-430-1, Miwa, Mito, Ibaraki,
Japan 310-8585
Fax: +81-29-232-2522

*Request for permission to reproduce articles or excerpts should be made to the Editor in Chief.
Submissions are preferred via email. Any data CDs, flash drives, etc. containing manuscripts submitted for publication will not be returned to authors.

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