For authors



The Journal of Criminology, Psychology and Law (Cripsiley) receives original and unpublished manuscripts in Spanish or English, making available to the author links to the translation service to facilitate writing when different from the Spanish language. The journal receives contributions that present or analyze epistemologies, perspectives and methodological designs, theoretical reflections and results of relevant research in Criminology, Psychology and Law, addressing mainly professionals and researchers in the field of Criminology, Psychology and Law, as well as professionals who exercise functions in the judiciary, national and international security forces and bodies, the field of prisons, forensic sciences and other fields whose object may be of interest.


The following thematic lines are established, which can be approached from different approaches (in alphabetical order):

      • Behavioral crime analysis
      • Sexual assaults
      • Serial murders
      • Cybercrime
      • Cybersecurity
      • Forensic science
      • Organized crime
      • Hate crimes
      • Criminal law
      • Forms of abuse
      • Criminal genesis
      • Homicides
      • Criminal intelligence
      • Intervention with criminal population
      • Investigation criminal
      • Criminological profiles
      • Criminal policy
      • Crime prevention
      • Psychosocial processes
      • Security
      • Suicide
      • Terrorism
      • Victimology
      • Gender violence


The manuscripts are organized in three publication lines:

      • First line: Articles derived from research that, according to their nature. They may be:
          1. Reflection articles: meta-research documents that present theoretical elaborations, critical interpretations, conceptualizations related to epistemological aspects or methodological constructions, derived from investigations completed by the authors.
          2. Scientific and technological research articles: documents that present, in detail, the original results of completed research projects. In general, the structure must contain six basic sections: introduction, conceptual references, methodology, results, discussion of results and conclusions.
          3. Review articles: documents that present state of the art or exhaustive reviews that account for the advances and trends in a field of knowledge, a subject or a particular problem. They are characterized by presenting a careful bibliographic review and having an important and pertinent number of references to research and theoretical works (minimum 50 references cited).
      • Second line: Essays.

This part includes high-level academic essays in which reflections not derived from investigative processes are presented. These are read and evaluated by the editorial committee and must comply with the guidelines set out in points 3 and 5 of the guidelines for authors.

      • Third line. Contexts: contributions and special information.

Writings such as interviews, conferences, lectures, translations, book reviews, inaugural lectures, among others. These manuscripts are read and evaluated by the editorial committee and must comply with the guidelines outlined in the guidelines for authors.


Manuscripts will be rejected if they do not meet the Cripsiley style guidelines.

      1. The document with the manuscript must include the title and will begin with an abstract (in Spanish and English), with a maximum length of 250 words, and 5 keywords (in Spanish and English). To establish them it is recommended to use Thesaurus.
      2. All originals will be submitted in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect format; with the following parameters:
            • 3 cm top, bottom, right and left page margins.
            • Font:
                • Title: Times New Roman 16 points, in capital letters and bold.
                • Epigraphs: Times New Roman 14 points, in capital letters and bold.
                • Sub-epigraphs: Times New Roman 14 point, in bold
                • Body of the text: Times New Roman 12 points.
                • Footnotes: Times New Roman 10 points
            • Paragraph:
                • Line spacing: 1.5 lines.
                  Alignment: justified.
                • Bleeding: first line at 1.25 cm.
      3. The headings and sub-headings will be numbered with Arabic numerals in a consecutive way (Ex. 1; 1.1; 1.1.1; 1.1.2, etc.).
      4. Citations and bibliographic references must meet the style criteria established by the American Psychological Association (APA).
      5. Tables and figures must meet the style criteria established by the APA.
      6. The authors will only use the footnotes to make the clarifications that they consider essential or that provide relevant information for understanding the text.


This scientific journal is governed by the international standards published by the Ethics Committee in Publication (COPE). In turn, it is based on the Best Practices Guide for Scientific Journal Editors and the Publication Ethics Resource Package (PERK), developed by the Elsevier publishing group, in order to guarantee transparency both in the publication of contributions and associated conflict resolution procedures.

The editorial team of this scientific journal will ensure that all parties (editors, peer reviewers and authors) rigorously follow ethical standards throughout the editorial process.

Authors should avoid improper conduct in research:

      • Investigation fraud.
      • Improper experimentation with or on animals and humans.

They must avoid serious breaches of professional ethics:

      • Plagiarism.
      • Simultaneous shipments, duplicate publication.
      • Conflict of interests.
      • Authorship disputes.
      • Fragmentation.
      • The submission of manuscripts and their acceptance by

Cripsiley implies the author’s acceptance of all the publication conditions established in relation to the transfer of copyright.


As part of the submission process, the authors must meet the requirements set forth by the journal that are shown below. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will be returned to the authors.

visto.png The submission has not been previously published nor is it currently in the evaluation process in another journal.
visto.png The manuscript meets the standards of originality.
visto.png The manuscript meets the standards of originality.
visto.png The text conforms to the established style guidelines.
visto.png The citations and references are correct by virtue of the regulations adopted by the journal.
visto.png Web addresses have been added in the references that can also be consulted from the internet.
visto.png Make sure you follow the correct order in the shipping process:

        1. Fill in the personal data form (one for each author).
        2. Submit file.
visto.png Cripsiley maintains a blind peer review process, so verify that there is no personal reference in the body of the manuscript that could reveal your identity.