1. Aims and scope

Policy & Race is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on issues affecting Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. We welcome articles from authors trained in all disciplines applying various methodologies to the study of crime and the justice system.

2. Submission Guidelines

Policy & Race is published twice a year. All submissions will be subject to the normal process of peer review. The Editor-in-Chief will consider only original manuscripts not published previously or currently under consideration.

All submissions should be made to theo@rota.org.uk at any given time during the year.

The review process normally takes less than 8 weeks. Your manuscript should be double-spaced, between 4,000 and 6,000 words (including tables, references, and appendices), and conform to APA format.

The title of the paper, the author's name and affiliation should appear at the beginning of the paper. All pages of the manuscript must be numbered. Each manuscript requires an abstract of no more than 150 words as well as a brief biographical statement describing each author's current affiliation. All manuscripts must include full correspondence details (street address, telephone, email address) of the corresponding author.

References should be indicated in the text with the author's name and year of publication in parenthesis. If there are more than two authors, all should be given on the first occasion, and then the first author "et al" should be used subsequently. All references should be given in alphabetical order on a separate sheet with titles of books and journals given in full. The APA guidelines should be followed for references to a fault.


  • Articles from Journals: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year).
  • Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.
  • Books: Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for
  • subtitle. Location: Publisher.
  • Electronic sources: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title
  • of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if
  • available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
  • 2 Policy & Race Editorial Policy | Race on the Agenda
  • Other print sources: Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The new
  • encyclopedia Britannica (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago: Encyclopedia
  • Britannica.
  • Other non print sources: (E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4,
  • 2001).

3. Clearing Permissions

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders to reproduce in both print and online form those illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Permission must be obtained before submission to the publisher. The acknowledgment should be added to the typescript and the source and copyright of photographs or figures credited in the accompanying captions.

4. Copyright

It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in Race on the Agenda. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic
formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the material elsewhere after publication providing that prior permission is obtained from Race on the Agenda. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

5. Bursaries

Race on the Agenda may consider giving bursaries of up to £100 to support contributors in preparing their papers for Policy & Race.