The Asian Journal of Criminology advances the study of criminology and criminal justice, promoting evidence-based public policy in crime prevention, and comparative studies on crime and criminal justice. The Journal provides a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas among criminologists, policymakers, and practitioners, by publishing papers relating to crime, crime prevention, criminal law, medico-legal topics and the administration of criminal justice in Asian countries. The focus is on theoretical and methodological papers with an emphasis on evidence-based, empirical research addressing crime in Asian contexts. It presents research from a broad variety of methodological traditions, including quantitative, qualitative, historical, and comparative methods. Its multi-disciplinary approach spans a range of disciplines, including criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, psychology, forensic science, social work, urban studies, history, and geography.

  • Advances the study of criminology and criminal justice in Asian contexts
  • Promotes evidence-based public policy in crime prevention, and comparative studies on crime and criminal justice
  • Presents research from a broad variety of methodological traditions
  • Coverage spans criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, psychology, forensic science, social work, urban studies and more

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Jianhong Liu
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

2.297 (2020)
Impact factor
2.101 (2020)
Five year impact factor
12 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
101,611 (2021)
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  • Updated Index Rankings

    The Editors of Asian Journal of Criminology are pleased to share improvements in our rankings across several key indexing services.

  • Special Issue Call for Papers: "Wrongful Convictions and Exonerations in Asia"

    The Asian Journal of Criminology (AJOC), a leading criminology journal in Asia which advances the study of criminology and criminal justice, promoting evidence-based public policy in crime prevention, and comparative studies on crime and criminal justice, is seeking manuscripts for a special volume. The volume will focus on the theme of "Wrongful Convictions and Exonerations in Asia." The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2022.

  • Special Issue on "Restorative Justice in Greater China" (forthcoming)

    The Asian Journal of Criminology (AJOC), a leading criminology journal in Asia which advances the study of criminology and criminal justice, promoting evidence-based public policy in crime prevention, and comparative studies on crime and criminal justice, is publishing a special volume on the theme of "Restorative Justice in Greater China" shortly.

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Electronic ISSN
1871-014X
Print ISSN
1871-0131
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. Baidu
  2. CLOCKSS
  3. CNKI
  4. CNPIEC
  5. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  6. Dimensions
  7. EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
  9. Google Scholar
  10. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  11. Naver
  12. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  13. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  14. Portico
  15. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  16. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  17. SCImago
  18. SCOPUS
  19. Social Science Citation Index
  20. TD Net Discovery Service
  21. UGC-CARE List (India)
  22. Wanfang
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