About us

We are a peer-reviewed open-access online journal which articulates, interrogates and debates research, theory, policy and practice on community justice from the United Kingdom and internationally in other jurisdictions.


We welcome articles and blogs from academics – early career researchers and established authors; practitioners; policymakers; and commissioners.

We will publish papers as soon as they are accepted and ready for publication and will continue to produce individual issues on a regular basis. All articles and back issues for the journal are now freely available on this website.

The British Journal of Community Justice (BJCJ) is published by the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. In advance of making contributions, please contact us at bjcj@mmu.ac.uk, and we can send you both our style guide and an outline of the submission an review process.

Editors: Kevin Wong – Manchester Metropolitan University UK; Jean Hine, Sheffield UK

Editorial Board: Anne Robinson – Sheffield Hallam University UK; Andrew Fowler – Sheffield Hallam University UK; Dave Ward – De Montfort University UK; Kris Christmann – UCL; Andrew Smith – Manchester Metropolitan University UK; Kirstine Szifris – Manchester Metropolitan University UK; Gavin Bailey – Manchester Metropolitan University UK; Paul Gray – Manchester Metropolitan University UK

Advisory Board: Tim Chapman – University of Ulster UK; Chris Crowther-Dowey – Nottingham Trent University UK; Jonathan Doak – Nottingham Trent University UK; Jane Dominey – University of Cambridge UK; Mike Nellis – University of Strathclyde UK; Dennis Wong City University of Hong Kong HK

Journal Administrator – Anton Roberts – Manchester Metropolitan University UK

Proof Readers: Harry Armitage – Manchester Metropolitan University
Benjamin Archer – Sheffield Hallam University
Denis Sidebottom – University of Huddersfield
Charlotte Oliver – Sheffield Hallam University