Journal of Criminology Sociology and Law (JCSL) allows all authors to retain their copyright. The authors have full control over their works (e.g. retains the right to reuse, distribute, republish etc.). The authors retain copyright in their articles, but aslo grant IJSS the right of the first publication.
Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been published previously (except in the abstract form), that it is not accepted for publication or not under active consideration for publication elsewhere, that it will not be submitted to another journal while under review process for JCSL, and that its submission for publication has been approved by all of the authors (see Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice).